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Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health Tuition and Fees

2015-2016 School Year

Pre-Entrance Fees (non-refundable)

Penn State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Application Fee: $50
Acceptance Fee: $200
  $100 (Student Transfer)
Application Fee: $25
Commitment Fee: $75 (Due at with letter of intent)
Enrollment Fee: $50 (Due at time of enrollment in second year nursing courses)
Total: $150

*Students will only be billed for the actual number of credits they take. The costs shown reflect the billing of the complete course load. If a student transfers courses, or receives advanced standing, tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

**The cost of the HDFS 129 course taught in the fall term of the second year, is included in the fall nursing tuition. Exception: Students who receive advanced standing and do not pay full fall 2nd year nursing tuition will be required to pay PSU directly for their HDFS 129 course at the published price per credit. Students who have completed HDFS 129 will not have tuition reduced.

***PSU tuition is set in August of each year for the following September through August academic year. The PSU price per credit listed above is an estimate for the 2015-2016 year. Freshman students will be billed by Penn State University only. All financial aid will be administered through Penn State's Aid Office for that year. Junior and Senior students will be billed by Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health only. All financial aid for Junior and Senior year will be administered through Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County.

A $25 fee will be charged to reactivate a previously reviewed application. Returning students who previously withdrew from the program, will be charged a $150 confirmation fee to re-enroll into the program.

Costs are subject to increase at any time.

Notes: Junior Year - Nursing Courses

  1. Students are expected to order at least two school uniforms prior to beginning the second year. The estimated cost of the uniforms is $200. Proper clinical shoes, waterproof wristwatch with a second hand, and stethoscope must also be purchased. Information will be provided.
  2. Students are required to have a health examination and certain immunizations before starting the Second (junior) year. It is the student's responsibility to assume the financial cost of these examinations. Health forms and specific directions are sent to students four months prior to the start of the Junior year. Students are expected to have their own health insurance coverage. Proof of medical insurance coverage is required prior to beginning nurses courses.
  3. Students are expected to purchase all required textbooks and supplies needed to begin each Nursing Course. Textbooks purchased for Fall Term will also be used throughout all Nursing Terms. The estimated cost of the textbooks is $800 for Fall of Second (junior) year, and an additional $400 for Senior year.
  4. Students are required to have an FBI finger print screening, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, a Criminal Record Check and a Negative Drug Screen completed prior to beginning the Nursing Courses. Positive results could prevent matriculation into nursing courses. Further information will be provided.

Additional information regarding Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Schuylkill County tuition, fees and length of program can be obtained from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC):  3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or at, Phone 404-975-5000.