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RN-BS Costs


The average cost to complete the RN-BS Completion Track is approximately $11,250. The tuition rate is $375 per credit hour, plus a distance education fee of $15 per credit hour. There is no additional tuition for out-of-state residents.

  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  • Cost may vary based upon transfer credits accepted toward graduation requirements and prior learning credits
  • The following estimate table does not include cost of the statistics prerequisite or any general education courses that may be required for graduation.
  • Tuition benefits for Boise State employees do not apply.

Cost Estimate Table

Cost CategoryCost
Boise State Application Fee$50
Supplemental RN-BS Application Fee$20
RN-BS Tuition (30 credits @ $375 per credit)$11,250
Distance Ed Fees (30 credits @ $15 per credit)$450
Average Credit for Prior Learning Fee
Prior Learning Credits* ($20 per class x 9 classes)
Books Approximate$1,000
Graduation Fee$20
Approximate Total $12,870

*As an RN, you can apply for Prior Learning Credits after you have passed the NCLEX and completed a minimum of 12 credits of the RN-BS curriculum.

Indirect Costs

Costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree.

Cost CategoryYearly Cost
Food & Housing$6,540

Financial Aid

To be eligible for financial aid generally requires taking six credits or more per semester. To apply for federal financial aid, please review and complete the FAFSA.