Estimated Cost of Attendance

Approximate tuition, fees and additional expenses for full-time enrollment (subject to annual increases):
Full-Time Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Student  NC Resident Tuition and Fees 
Out-of-State Resident
Tuition and Fees    
Each Fall, Spring semester
(9 hours or more)
 $6,569.00* $11,772.50*
Summer semester per credit charge $446.40/credit hour $846.40/credit hour
Total Tuition and Fees  $39,987.40*  $72,402.90*
Other Program-Related Fees    
 Application Fee  $65.00  
 Graduation Fee  $60.00  
 Self Evaluation Examination Fee  $125.00  
 AANA Associate Membership Fee  $100.00  
 Textbooks  $1,800.00  
 Stethoscope  $100.00  
 Earpiece  $75.00  
 Lab Coat  $40.00  
 Precordial Stethoscope  $20.00  
 PDA  Optional  
 Scrubs  $40 per set  
 Transportation Costs (clinical and conferences)  $4,646.60  
 Certification Examination  $725.00  
 ACLS, BCLS, PALS  $225.00  
 Professional Liability Insurance  $548.00  
 Health Insurance  $2,590.50  
 Background Check  $20.00  
 Medatrax  $210.00  
 PC or MAC Laptop  $1,500.00  
 Other Program-Related Fees Total  $12,424.60  
 Total Estimated Program Costs  $52,877.50  $85,293.00
*A tuition surcharge for anesthesia students is included in Total Program Costs above. Tuition rates may change during the course of the program. The out-of-state total program tuition and fees estimate assumes students will apply and be eligible for in-state residency status after 3 consecutive semesters in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. Fees include $802.00 for health insurance which may be waived by verifying coverage.
A complete medical examination record is required of all students entering the University.  All students are required to have the following current immunizations: diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccination, measles, mumps, rubella (“MMR”) vaccination, and polio vaccination.  Evidence of the immunizations must be in the student’s records at the time of registration.  In addition to the immunizations required by WCU, the Nurse Anesthesia Program will require current tuberculin skin testing (“PPD”), annual influenza vaccination and a hepatitis B series (or statement refusing the series).  Some clinical sites may require proof of immunization.

In addition to the above expenses, the student should also consider housing, meals and loss of income during the educational period.
(All expenses quoted on this page are subject to change without notice.)


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