Boise State offers Affordable 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 $750 per credit hour making the total tuition $30,000 (40 credits @ $750 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 and software.
  • Travel, room and board costs associated with attending on campus Executive Sessions 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.


At this time, there are no  Boise State institutional scholarships available. However, the School of Nursing is working to develop funding  and we will notify current students of any new opportunities.  We strongly encourage students to pursue funding through local, state, and national nursing and health care organizations.

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