The tuition billing for each term is calculated as the rate per credit hour multiplied by the number of credits registered. Tuition is currently set at the following rate:

  • $636 per credit hour - effective July 1, 2021

Billing will be adjusted for any changes to enrollment made during the add/drop period. After add/drop has ended, there will be no adjustments to billing unless the student withdraws from FNU. For more information on withdrawal policies please refer to the FNU Catalog.

Total Program Costs Under Per-Credit Hour Billing

Specialty Degree # of Credits Total Cost
Nurse-Midwifery (CNEP) MSN 64 $40,704
Nurse-Midwifery (CNEP) PGC 39 $24,804
Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP) MSN 61 $38,796
Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP) PGC 36 $22,896
Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) MSN 57 $36,252
Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) PGC 32 $20,352
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (CWHCNP) MSN 58 $36,888
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (CWHCNP) PGC 33 $20,988
Companion DNP (Available to Eligible FNU Graduates Only) DNP 21 $13,356
Post-Master's DNP DNP 30 $19,080


Fees and Variable Expenses for All Students

All fees are subject to change without notice

Application Fee* (non-refundable) $100
Application Fee* - Non-Matriculating (non-refundable) $50
Application Fee* - FNU Alumni (non-refundable) $50
Banyan Tree 101 (BT101) Course* (non-refundable) $100

Frontier/PM-DNP Bound Fee*

(If Student registers for Bound but does not attend, they may request a $375 refund of the Bound Fee)


Virtual Frontier Bound Fee* - PGC & DNP 

Clinical Bound Fee* (room and board) $325
Clinical Bound Lab Fee $200
Course Re-Enrollment Fee* $50 / course
Graduation Fee $150
Preceptor Fee for Midwifery or WH Refresher* $500
Technology Fee $250 / term
Course Transfer Review Fee* $100 / course
Diploma Replacement* – PM-DNP or DNP $40
Diploma Replacement* – MSN or PGC $30
Transcript Fee* $10 / transcript
Transfer from One Specialty Track to Another Fee* $100
Tuition Late Payment* $150
Late Registration Fee* $50
Accommodations (shared room with student and meals) for care providers of breastfeeding infants*

$65 /  night

Transportation Fee*
(payable if student uses transportation provided by FNU to and/or from the Lexington Airport and Campus)

*These fees cannot be paid with financial aid funds.

Fees that can be covered by financial aid include: Clinical Bound, Clinical Bound Lab, Graduation, and Technology fees.


Estimated Variable Expenses

Computer and software $2,000
Internet access $70 / month
Textbooks $2,500
Travel (Frontier Bound, Clinical Bound, PM-DNP Bound, and AABC Workshop $600 / trip