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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)
$7,415.40* $12,618.90*
Summer semester per credit charge $594.53/credit hour $662.53/credit hour
Total Tuition and Fees $59,355.65* $70,374.65*
Other Program-Related Fees    
Application Fee $65  
Graduation Fee $60  
Self Evaluation Examination Fee $160  
AANA Associate Membership Fee $200  
Textbooks $1,800  
Earpiece $75  
Scrubs $40 per set  
Transportation Costs (clinical and conferences) $5,000  
Certification Examination $725  
Professional Liability Insurance $548  
Background Check $25  
Medatrax $210  
PC or MAC Laptop $1,500  
Other Program-Related Fees Total $10,633  
Total Estimated Program Costs $69,988.65 $81,007.65

*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. Each Fall and Spring semester tuition and fees include $1,111 for student 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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