Program costs, 2017-18 academic year

Program cost models vary between the ABSN and DNP programs, and also between the Population Health and Nurse-Midwifery tracks.

All fees are subject to change without prior notification.

The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates of current tuition and fees for students entering the ABSN and DNP programs. Final costs are subject to change without notice and may differ from the amounts posted.

You should anticipate a small percentage increase for DNP program fees when you enter graduate study the following academic year.

Budget items/fee type


Population Health


Program fees*
$9,780/quarter $8,842/resident
UW PCE registration fee
 $45  N/A $45
SoN background check
CPR training/renewal
(Every two years)
HIV/AIDS training
(One-time fee)
Proctorio fee
(One-time fee)
Up to $100
Student health fee

*ABSN and DNP-NM follow a fee-based cost model through UW Professional & Continuing Education, while DNP-PH uses a state-supported tuition model.
**ABSN and DNP students must maintain up-to-date immunizations. Costs will vary depending on insurance status and the number of immunizations required annually.

Additional costs to consider

Remember to factor in additional costs as a UW student, including:

  • Books and supplies
  • Housing and food
  • Personal expenses
  • Local transportation

For more information, see the average undergraduate student budget and average graduate and professional student budget provided by the UW Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarships & financial support

Various types of financial support, including scholarships, grants, loans, and employment, are available to support nursing students during their programs of study.