I will be attending USD's FNP program in the fall. I was really impressed with the program and faculty! From what I understand the total tuition will be around $60,000 for the program. I believe the UC tuition is around $40,000. (correct me if I am wrong). I don't think USD has the same financial challenges the state schools are facing. I heard CSULB was hit hard the past two years. It is a significant amount either way but I am planning on applying for scholarships and might consider working in a medically underserved area after graduation to have my loans paid off.
If you decide on USD of if you have any questions, please send me a personal message.:) I live in OC and will be commuting to SD via the train.
Best of Luck!