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Cost of attendance: ADN program

The cost of attendance (COA), also referred to as the “student budget,” is the estimated expenses a student will incur during the academic year for tuition and fees paid to Geisinger School of Nursing and for academic and living expenses related to enrollment. 

Students should review the COA to determine if the estimated expenses can be minimized in any way. If you need the full amounts listed for each expense item, then you will need financial assistance up to the total COA. However, living expenses are estimated and students may set an individual budget that is less than the total cost of attendance, thereby minimizing the amount needed to borrow. If needed, the financial aid office is available for budgeting assistance. See below for breakdown of allowable cost of living expenses. 

Although a student’s non-tuition/fees costs vary considerably according to individual means, lifestyle choices and budgeting skills, federal aid regulations mandate that financial aid offices develop annual COA budgets that define and limit expenses eligible for financial aid funding. The COA budget provides for a modest but feasible student lifestyle.

 

Explanation of expenses

Direct cost: Tuition and fees (educational expenses)
Direct billable costs are those costs for which you will receive in an invoice from Geisinger School of Nursing. Tuition and fees are always direct billable costs.

Indirect cost: Cost of living expenses (non-educational expenses)
Indirect costs are costs you can incur while attending Geisinger School of Nursing, but not paid to Geisinger School of Nursing. Examples of indirect costs include books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses.

 

Cost of attendance: Academic year 2024-2025

Cost of attendance: First-year student (Freshman)

Dependent student (with parent)
Direct cost educational expenses: 

Fall Tuition (8 credits) $ 3,960.00
Spring Tuition (10 credits) $ 4,950.00
($495 per credit)
SIM lab $ 420.00
Skills lab fee $ 160.00
Administrative fee $ 110.00
Technology fee $ 210.00
Student Services fee $ 210.00
ATI fee $ 1,386.00
Nursing supply kit fee* $ 194.00
CPR $ 68.00
Total tuition and fees $ 11,668.00
*One-time fee for first semester of enrollment

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of the student’s program and are listed below: 

Books $ 1000.00
Housing (Rent/utilities) $ 4,352.00
Food $ 3,728.00
Miscellaneous $ 8,448.00
Transportation $ 2,584.00
Loan Origination Fees $ 202.00 
Total indirect cost $ 20,314.00

Total budget $ 31,982.00



Independent (off campus) Direct cost educational expenses:
 
Tuition (8 credits) $ 3,960.00
Tuition (10 credits) $ 4,950.00 ($ 495 per credit)
SIM lab $ 420.00
Skills lab fee $ 160.00
Administrative fee $ 110.00
Technology fee $ 210.00
Student Services fee $ 210.00
ATI fee $ 1,386.00
Nursing supply kit fee* $194.00
CPR $ 68.00
Total tuition and fees $ 11,668.00
*One-time fee for first semester of enrollment

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of the student’s program and are listed below:
 
Books $ 1,000.00
Rent/utilities $ 8,704.00
Food $ 3,728.00
Miscellaneous $ 8,448.00
Transportation $ 2,584.00
Total indirect cost $ 24,464.00

Total budget $ 36,132.00

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Cost of attendance: Second-year student (Sophomore)

Dependent student (with parent)
Direct cost educational expenses: 


Fall Tuition (10 credits) $ 4,950.00 ($495 per credit)
Spring Tuition (12 credits) $ 5,940.00
SIM lab $ 420.00
Skills lab fee $ 160.00
Administrative fee $ 110.00
Technology fee $ 210.00
Student Services fee $ 210.00
ATI fee $ 1,386.00
Graduation fee* $ 230.00
Total tuition and fees $ 13,616.00
*One-time fee for spring semester only

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of the student’s program and are listed below: 

Books $ 1,000.00
Rent/utilities $ 4,352.00
Food $ 3,728.00
Miscellaneous $ 8,448.00
Transportation $ 2,584.00
Loan Origination Fees $ 224.00 
Total indirect cost $ 20,336.00

Total budget $ 33,952.00



Independent (off campus) Direct cost educational expenses: 
 
Fall Tuition (10 credits) $ 4,950 ($495 per credit)
Spring Tuition (12 credits) $ 5,940.00
SIM lab $ 420.00
Skills lab fee $ 160.00
Administrative fee $ 110.00
Technology fee  $ 210.00
Student Services fee $ 210.00
ATI fee $ 1,386.00
Graduation fee* $ 230.00
Total Tuition and Fees $13,616.00
*One-time fee for spring semester only

Indirect costs are prorated according to the length of the student’s program and are listed below: 
 
Books $ 1,000.00
Rent/utilities $ 8,704.00
Food $ 3,728.00
Miscellaneous $ 8,448.00
Transportation $ 2,584.00
Loan Origination Fees $ 224.00 
Total indirect cost $ 24,688.00

Total budget $ 38,304.00

 

Cost of attendance: Academic year 2023-2024

General elective course information:

Your financial aid award letter is estimated based on your enrollment at GSON. The Plan of Study highlights the number of credits you are estimated to be enrolled. We’ve partnered with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to offer general education courses to our students, but you can take them at an accredited college of your choice. 

Students who will be attending HACC in addition to their plan of study at GSON can have their credits included in their anticipated financial assistance. Please notify the financial aid office if you will be attending HACC by calling 570-504-9641 (Scranton) or 717-242-7206 (Lewistown). You can also email us at nursingfinancialaid@geisinger.edu.

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