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Financial Aid

    Financing Your BSN Degree at Capital

    Q. I work full-time, but with 2 children in college I don't have the money to attend a private university. Still, I would really love to attend your program. What kinds of financial aid are available to part-time students like me?

    A. Because skilled nurses are in such high demand, you can get financial assistance from a number of sources, including:
    • Employer tuition reimbursement
      Most employers offer tuition reimbursement to full-time employees who want to expand their skills. If you're a part-time employee, you may be eligible for a pro-rated amount.
      Check with your Human Resources or Nursing Office to find out what your company's education benefits are. If you're planning to change jobs, make sure you tell your recruiter that education benefits are important to you.
    • The Nurse Reinvestment Act
      This piece of legislation, signed into law by President George W. Bush, provides scholarships, loans, repayment programs and other forms of financial help for nurses. Read more about the Nurse Reinvestment Act.
    •  Scholarships
      The Web page for the Ohio Nurses Foundation (part of the Ohio Nurses Association) contains information about nursing scholarships, including one for RNs who are returning to school.
    • Loans
      For information about state-funded loans and other financial-aid options for nurses, visit the State Grants and Scholarships Department of the Ohio Board of Regents.
    • Tuition waivers
      Capital's nursing students gain clinical experience at hospitals and agencies throughout the Columbus and Dayton metropolitan areas. In return, Capital gives these organizations tuitions waivers to distribute to their employees as they see fit. Each waiver is good for a free 3- or -4-credit-hour course at Capital.
      Ask your Human Resources representative if your agency receives these waivers.
    • University payment plan
      If you prefer, you can arrange with Capital's Student Accounts Office to split each semester's tuition into 3 monthly payments. There is a $25.00 fee per semester for this service.

    We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about financing your BSN degree at Capital. E-mail our Financial Aid Office, and we'll get back to you promptly.

    Q. How much is tuition at Capital?

    A. Tuition for the adult evening program is $375 per credit hour for the 2006–2007 school year.

    When it comes to tuition, it's important to comparison-shop. You want to choose the program that's right for you financially as well as academically.

    Keep in mind that the tuition amount may reveal only part of the story. You should also look at:

    • The total number of courses and hours you'll need to complete your degree
    • The number of required residency hours
    • How tuition is calculated (per semester hour or per quarter hour)