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Tuition | 2019-2020

Full time (12-18 hours) $9,750/semester  $19,500/year
Part time (fewer than 12 hours) $650/credit hour

Fees | 2019-2020

Student activity fee, full-time student $45 per semester
Student activity fee, part-time student $25 per semester
Assessment Technologies Institute $215-$400 per semester, subject to change
Skyscape $135 first semester
Educational resource fee, full-time student $190 per semester
Educational resource fee, part-time student $95 per semester
National Student Nurses Association membership $60 (first semester only)
Exam Soft $70 per year
Liability insurance $15 per semester
Graduation fee $125 (last semester only)
KSBN fees (payable to the state of Kansas) $200 (last semester only)
Transcript fee $10 per document
Interest charge on late payments 1% per month

FINANCIAL AID | A Baker education is affordable

If you think a great education at a private university is out of reach, reconsider:

  • Nine of 10 Baker students receive financial aid.
  • Most aid packages pay for the majority of the direct cost of school.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students who wish to be considered for financial aid are required to fill out two forms: the Baker University Application for Scholarship and Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Three types of aid are available to those who qualify: grants, scholarships and loans. Grants and scholarships do not need to be repaid. Student loans are repaid after graduation. The electronic processes of financial aid are listed below:

  1. Create an FSA ID
  2. Complete FAFSA Application Online
  3. Apply for Loans
Sample Financial Aid Package for BSN Student

Bottom Line

In the example below, financial aid totals $19,500 per year. Tuition and fees at the School of Nursing cost $18,500. The difference of $1,000 can be used to pay for books and living expenses.

Although financial aid varies from student to student, we do our best to make college affordable.

Stormont-Vail Foundation Scholarship $1,200
Kansas Comprehensive Grant 3,500
Heartland Works Tuition Assistance 3,000
Federal Pell Grant 3,900
Federal SEOG Grant 400
Federal Direct Stafford Loans (gross) 7,500
Total $19,500

Federal Pell Grants are based on FAFSA results. They are not available to students with a bachelor’s degree.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants are for students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

Kansas Comprehensive Grants are available to full-time Kansas residents and are based on need. You must be enrolled in 12 hours per semester and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. They are not available to students with a bachelor’s degree. FAFSA must be completed annually by April 1.


Stormont-Vail Foundation Scholarships vary in amounts and are made possible through the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations that support Baker’s nursing program. The scholarships are based on both academic standing and financial need, and are available to full-time students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

Kansas Nursing Scholarships, administered by the Kansas State Board of Regents, pay students $3,500 per year and are jointly funded by the state and a medical provider. The student must meet criteria for the Kansas Nursing Scholarship and any criteria set forth by the medical provider. For each year the student receives the scholarship, he or she must provide one year of full-time employment to the medical provider that sponsors the scholarship. This is a particularly attractive scholarship for students who wish to work in Kansas following graduation. Eligible Baker University School of Nursing students starting the program in the fall semester may choose to take advantage of the Kansas Nursing Scholarship.

The Nancy Brower Hanni Scholarship recognizes a graduate’s dedication to the nursing profession. The recipient of the scholarship must be a senior student enrolled full time in the Baker University School of Nursing program, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Preference will be given to students interested in careers in adult or pediatric critical care, adult medical, telemetry or cardiology.

Murphy Trust Care of Elders Scholarship – Level III and Level IV students interested in caring for elders may apply for this unique opportunity. In addition to the scholarship award, recipients will be eligible to attend selected programs and conferences.

Heartland Works Tuition Assistance – In addition to applying for state, federal, and Stormont-Vail Foundation Scholarship aid, nursing students have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance through the Kansas Workforce Center Offices. We do not know when these federal grant funds will cease, so you are encouraged to apply early for the upcoming academic year.


Federal Direct Stafford Loans fall into two categories: subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized loans are based on need and the federal government pays the interest while you are in school. Unsubsidized loans are not need-based, but you must pay the interest while you are in school or it will be added to the principal at repayment.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) are not based on need, but a FAFSA form must be filed. The maximum your parent may borrow is cost of attendance minus any financial aid that you receive.

Payment Options

Baker offers interest-free payment plans for students who choose to extend payments. The total amount due for the year after scholarships, grants, and loans are deducted is divided into payments beginning as early as July preceding the fall semester. Contact Nelnet Campus Commerce for additional information.


Cara Bonfiglio
Student Admissions & Progressions Coordinator
785.354.5850 | 888.866.4242
Fax: 785.354.5832

Jana Parks
Director of Financial Aid

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