Financial Aid for the BS Nursing Accelerated Track

Students entering the accelerated BSN program have already obtained a bachelor's degree and are therefore ineligible for federal and state grant assistance as well as Jewell grants and scholarships. Outside scholarships may be obtained from local hospitals and other organizations, usually with stipulations such as successful completion of the program and a contractual agreement of employment.

Tuition and Fees

The BSN-AT Program charges students one flat rate for tuition and fees during the program academic year. The rate billed is dependent on the term the student enters William Jewell College and the duration of the program the student is admitted.

January 2013 (4 terms, 16-Month Program) - $35,360

January (Spring) $8,840
May (Summer) $8,840
August (Fall) $8,840
January (Spring) $8,840

May 2013 (3 terms, 12-Month Program) - $35,360

May (Summer) $11,787
August (Fall) $11,787
January (Spring) $11,786

January 2014 Cohort (4 terms, 16-Month Program) - $36,070

January (Spring) $9,018
May (Summer) $9,018
August (Fall) $9,018
January (Spring) $9,018

May 2014 Cohort (3 terms, 12-Month Program) - $36,070

May (Summer) $12,023
August (Fall) $12,023
January (Spring) $12,023

Students will be billed prior to the start of each semester.

Loan Eligibility

The Federal Direct Loan may be available to students according to FAFSA submission to the College. A maximum of $2,750 subsidized loan (based on demonstrated financial need) and $3,500 unsubsidized loan amounts for independent students may be obtained for each semester for the AT program (spring, summer, fall, spring). Dependent students are eligible for $2,750 subsidized and $1,000 unsubsidized loan according to federal regulations. A Federal Nursing Loan may also be available to eligible, need-based students on a funds-available basis.

Loan entrance counseling is required of all students electing to borrow the Federal Direct Loan. Loan proceeds will not be disbursed to the College until the counseling session is complete.

Two FAFSAs are required for financial aid for the duration of the AT program. A 2012-2013 FAFSA must be submitted for the Spring and Summer 2013 terms and a 2013-2014 FAFSA for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 terms. Electronic filing of the FAFSA is available at

Students whose 2012-2013 FAFSAs have been received by the spring orientation meeting held by the William Jewell College Nursing Department may have their Financial Aid Award Letters available at that time.

For additional assistance to help cover college costs, books and supplies, living expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses students may apply for a private, alternative loan. These non-federal loans are borrower-initiated, credit-based applications and can have unique characteristics such as loans directed at students pursuing a health profession.

Cost of Attendance 

The total cost of attending Jewell's BSN-AT program includes the tuition (listed above), books and supplies, living expenses, and maintenance expenses for the duration of the program. These estimated annual expenses are not payable to the College.

  • Books & Supplies: $600 per semester; $1,100 the first semester of study due to additional supplies (uniform, stethoscope, etc.)
  • Room (Rent):  $500 per month for each month of academic attendance 
  • Board (Meals):  $360 per month 
  • Personal:  $220 per month 
  • Transportation:  $240 per month

The total of months in the 2012 academic year for each cohort are as follows:

  • Spring and Summer '12 attend for nine (9) months
  • Spring '13 attends seven (7) months 
  • Summer '13 attends three (3) months

Refund Policy

The AT Nursing Program at Jewell is a cohort based offering either a 12 month (May cohort) or 16 month (January cohort) curricular path. Once the College commits to the number of students in any cohort, the costs associated with that program are fixed. Therefore, refunds are limited except as provided below.

As noted above, the AT Nursing Program has two tracks: a January cohort and a May cohort. The January cohort is billed in four terms: spring 1, summer, fall, and spring 2. The May cohort is billed in three terms: summer, fall and spring.

Students who withdraw:

  • on or before the first day of class for any term will not be charged tuition or fees for that term or subsequent terms.
  • without having attended the first term will forfeit their enrollment deposit.
  • during the first week of class of the first term will receive a 90% refund of tuition charges for that term, any fees assessed are not refundable, and the student will not be billed for the subsequent terms.
  • after the first day of class during the second, third or fourth term will be responsible for paying 100% of the tuition and fees billed for that term. They will not be billed for subsequent terms.

Any student who withdraws due to extenuating circumstances may submit a letter of appeal to the Controller.


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