BSN to DNP Tuition

Cost of Attendance

Costs for enrollment in graduate nursing coursework is based on the number of credit hours registered per semester. Exact amounts of current tuition and fees can be found in detail on The Ohio State University Registrar’s website: for on-campus students here and for distance learning students here.


Financial Aid

As a student in the DNP program, you are eligible to apply for financial aid. Please visit to learn more about the options available.

Scholarships are made available for application through the college each spring semester. Thanks in large part to generous private donors, the College of Nursing has a number of scholarships available. Continuing students are invited to submit the scholarship application to be considered for need-based and/or merit-based scholarships. These funds are limited and preference is given to full-time students who are continuously enrolled.

Doctoral students are also eligible to apply for funds (pending availability) through the Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The NFLP is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is designed to increase the number of nursing faculty across the country. If you intend on working as a full-time faculty member at an accredited college or university after graduation, this program provides loan principle and interest forgiveness benefits of up to 85 percent. As a student enrolled in a doctoral program at the College of Nursing, you can apply for loans up to $35,500 annually for a maximum of five years. If you are a current student and interested in applying for these funds, please complete this application and return it to Megan Celik at

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Melanie Hlahol
Melanie Hlahol, current student

“This program is rigorous and has provided me with the best education to lead me to success in my future. I have felt supported throughout the entirety of this program and have been provided with excellent resources to help guide me throughout the
course of my career.”