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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

Sacred Heart is committed to offering an affordable, accessible education to students. Tuition rates per credit hour are listed below, but the total cost of each program may vary by student depending on transfer credits.

Tuition 2016-2017

Program Tuition Effective Fall 2016
RN to BSN $560 per credit hour
RN to BSN to MSN $560-$670 per credit hour*
MSN $670 per credit hour
MSAP $850 per credit hour
DNP $920 per credit hour for Fall 2016 launch

*RN to BSN to MSN cost per credit hour: $560 per credit hour for the BSN portion and $670 per credit hour for the MSN portion.


Registration fee: $115.00
Library Fee: $40.00
The registration and library fees are charged once per semester (a semester includes two modules).

Clinical Placement Fee: $150.00
The placement fee is charged only when the student is taking clinical courses.
Graduate: PCSA NU670 & 671, CNL NU680 & 681, NE NU690 & 691, NMEL NU672 & NU673 
Undergraduate: NU376 & NU387

Learning Technology Fee: $150.00
The technology fee is charged only when the student is taking the nursing classes: NU325, NU554, NU611 & NU612.

Financial Aid Eligibility

At Sacred Heart University, we understand that a graduate education is a significant investment. We are committed to helping students explore all of the available aid options open to them.

Researching financial aid can be confusing. Call us at 877-791-7181 for assistance throughout the process.

Please note that to be considered for federal financial aid, students must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (eligible non-citizen) and have documented proof of status
  • Admitted and matriculating in a degree program
  • Not be in default on a prior federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Sacred Heart University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you may do online, you will need our school code, 001403. Before beginning your FAFSA, make sure you have applied for and received a FSA ID.

Once your FAFSA application has been submitted, you will fill out this form to complete your school application and qualify for financial aid.

Please note that additional documentation may be required, such as:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of selective service registration
  • Verification documents such as the current year Federal Tax Return Transcripts, W2 forms and Verification Worksheets

Additional Financial Aid information can be found here:
SHU Online Students
General Information
Full-time Undergraduate Assistance
Part-Time Undergraduate Assistance
Graduate Assistance

Certificate Programs Loan & Financing Options

Certificate Programs at Sacred Heart University are not eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid. We encourage students to review the financing options available to them to meet their personal financial needs.

Questions? Call us at 877-791-7181to speak to an Admissions team member, who can assist you throughout the process.  If you have questions about your student account, you can also email shuolrequests@sacredheart.edu.