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DNP Costs and Tuition

Attending graduate school is a significant investment of time and money.  As a public university, keeping DNP costs as affordable as possible, reflects the School of Nursing’s  commitment to delivering high-value, affordable doctoral education.

Graduate courses in the doctoral nursing program are assessed at $820 per credit hour making the total tuition $32,800 (40 credits @ $820 per credit hour). The tuition rate is the same for out-of-state (non-Idaho) residents.

Additional DNP Costs

Students can anticipate DNP costs that include:

  • Books, software, and costs for clinical compliance for organizational and/or community partner requirements (background checks, etc.).
  • Travel, room and board costs associated with attending on campus Orientation and Leadership Immersions in Boise, Idaho.

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid/student loans for graduate students is available through the Boise State Graduate College.  View information on funding your degree.

Graduate Financial Aid Detail 


We strongly encourage students to pursue funding through local, state, national nursing and health care organizations, associations, and employers. The Graduate Student Academy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) provides many regularly updated resources for funding. DNP students admitted to the program may have additional opportunities for internal Boise State University and/or School of Nursing scholarships as they progress through the program.

Please Note: Rates per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Waivers for Boise State employees are not available for this program.