Holy crap!! Unbelieveable! Why would you have to pay an annual fee? Mine is due in october i think. It was my understanding that annual fees were for tests then once done you pay for cpne.... No idea. The private nursing school i went to where i live, the same thing happened kinda. They raised fees three times while i was enrolled, enforced a no job while in school policy, and treated us like toddlers.... All bc they could. I got a great education but i was done when i graduated. Many many ppl felt this way. Im hoping and being positive about the cpne.we know the skills, its just that we have to go by the rules again.