The fees do add up. Due dates for all college applications should be changed to some time after tax time.
The cost of the accelerated nursing program varies depending on where you apply and the degree you want. Since I live in the CT area, here are some of the programs that I have looked at:
In comparison to other accelerated nursing programs in CT, QU is on the higher end of the financial spectrum, but Southern CT State University also has a one year accelerated BSN and is only a fraction of the cost. Bridgeport Hospital has a diploma program (2 years). The CT Community Colleges offer an ASN (2 years). There is also UCONN and Yale where you can take the NCLEX after the first year and continue on for a MSN.