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Aid for Accelerated Nursing Students

Below, a short outline describes important information about costs and financial aid at Creighton and items to pay close attention to when accepting your aid.

Cost of Attendance

Your tuition and fees at Creighton will be billed each semester. Within your total cost of attendance, you will see both your direct costs to Creighton (tuition and fees), as well as more generalized costs you will likely incur outside of Creighton as you pursue this degree (such as personal housing).

Cost of Attendance
 Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
Tuition & Fees
Directly billed by Creighton
Living Expenses$8,100$8,100$8,100
Books & Supplies$500$500$500

Completing Your Financial Aid

Throughout your program at Creighton, you will need to file two FAFSAs and accept your financial aid offer two times. FAFSAs for the upcoming year open in October (for example, October 2020 for the 2021-22 FAFSA), which should give you plenty of time to file in advance of starting your program.

Fall CohortSemester 1, Semester 2Semester 3
Spring CohortSemester 1Semester 2, Semester 3


Step 1. Complete the FAFSA

This is the first step to establishing eligibility for all federal and state student aid programs. 

  • Complete your FAFSA. (For step-by-step guidance to filing your FAFSA, check out this video.) When completing your FAFSA, you should note that you are completing a second Bachelor’s degree (not a graduate or professional degree)
  • Check for missing documents to complete your aid offer
  • Accept aid offer, complete master promissory note and loan entrance counseling for the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loan program at 
  • Please review the loan limits set in place by the Department of Education

If needed, you may also complete private/alternative loan applications, outlined below.

Step 2: Other Student Loan Options

The Federal Nursing Loan has a fixed interest rate of 5% with no loan origination fees. The Federal Nursing Loan does not accrue interest while in school nor during the nine month grace period before repayment begins.

Students applying for Private/Alternative loans will need to select a lender and complete their loan application. Information and links to these Private/Alternatives loan lenders can be found here.  Remember your program will cross two academic years so you will need to complete two Private/Alternative loan applications, one for each year.

Step 3: Refund (if you are receiving funds in excess of tuition and fees)

Disbursement of funds are 5 days prior to the start of each semester


Here to Help

Feel free to contact us during business hours at 402.280.2731 or 800.282.5835 to set up an appointment to discuss your financial aid. You can also email Robert Herman, Associate Director of Financial Aid-Undergraduate Students at

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