The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Program

Accelerated BS in Nursing Cost and Financial Aid

Accelerated BS in Nursing | Estimated Costs 2021-22

Cost per credit = $695 (58 credits)  NOTE: Cost per credit is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. 

Additional fees (estimated) include:

  • $50 registration fee per semester (x 5 semesters = $250)
  • Clinical expenses such as drug testing, name badges, student liability insurance:  $500
  • Laptop, software, books:  $2000
  • Uniforms, shoes, supplies:  $300
  • Personal expenses, transportation, parking:  $2750
  • NCLEX testing preparation package:  $800
  • Continuing & Professional Education Program Entrance fee:  $135  

Students are responsible for paying for Room/Board and Health Insurance.

Fees are subject to change. 

Financial Aid

For general information, please visit the UMass Amherst Financial Aid website.  Financial aid for Accelerated students is limited to Federal and private loans. In addition, Accelerated Nursing students may apply for selected UMass Amherst scholarships specifically for nursing students and for outside scholarships. For information about Federal financial aid options, visit