Information for Accelerated Nursing

Students who have their first bachelor’s degree can enroll in the Accelerated Nursing program and obtain a second bachelor’s degree within 15 months.  When filing your FAFSA you should indicate you are a fifth year undergraduate, seeking a second bachelor’s degree, and that you are not enrolled in a graduate/professional program.

 Cost of Attendance

                                                    Continuing Students                 Summer 2014 New Students

Tuition                                                                $  9,315                                                         $3,105
Fees **                                                                    1,790                                                               482
Books                                                                       1,590                                                              530
Direct Costs                                                $ 12,695                                                      $ 4,117
Room/Board                                                 $ 18,563                                                         $4,639
Health Insurance                                              1,432                                                                348
Transportation                                                  5,176                                                            1,294
Misc Costs                                                           2,873                                                                717
Potential  Costs                                   $ 28,044                                                      $ 6,998

***  The category “Fees” includes fee charges such as student service, medical service, library,  malpractice insurance, computer use,  fitness center, and clinical use.

The cost of your computer can be added to your budget as soon as we receive your receipt for the purchase of your computer.

Please note the tuition shown is based on in-state rates.  Please contact our office for out-of-state rate information.


How do I make use of these numbers?

When you are trying to determine how much you will be able to spend on your living expenses, add up the allowances for room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses and divide them by the number of months you will be enrolled in school. This should give you an idea of what you can afford to spend on your living expenses per month.  Based on the numbers above, for a 12 month period of enrollment, your monthly allowance would be 2,337 (28,044/12). 


2013–2014 Disbursement Dates

The following dates show when your financial aid will post into your tuition/fee account at UTHSCSA:

Fall                              Spring                                 Summer 

08/16/2013                 12/27/2013                        05/02/2014

Students who participate in the William D. Ford Direct / Federal Perkins Loan programs will also need to complete an Entrance Counseling Session and a Master Promissory Note

Refunds of any credit balance will be sent to you by the following: 

  • Paper Check – checks are usually delivered to your home address within 3 to 5 business days. Your banking institution may place up to a 10-day hold on your check.   During the Winter Holiday’s, student’s electing to receive paper checks may wait an additional 3 to 5 business days to receive their funds due to bank/post office/university closures.
  • Direct Deposit – direct deposits are usually received within 1 to 2 business days. You must sign up for this service through your student portal at least 10 days before your scheduled disbursement.


What is Financial Aid?

FINANCIAL AID is defined as assistance to pay for your educational expenses. These expenses include tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses while in school.  Any assistance received by you to help you pay for these expenses is considered “financial aid” regardless of the source. These sources are:

  • Grants  Funds from Federal and State sources that do NOT require repayment
  • Scholarships  State, Institutional, Organizational funds that do NOT require repayment
  • Loan Programs Money that must be paid back. May consist of Federal/Private loans
  • Fellowships/Stipends Assistance received while in school
  • Departmental payments Assistance with tuition/fees while in school 
  • Hazlewood Act  For Texas Veterans who have exhausted their eligibility for federal benefits…learn more



New for 2013-2014 – all scholarship applicants and/or recipients must file the FAFSA for consideration.

Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, or a combination of the two. Scholarships do not need to be repaid, but may have specific criteria for you to remain eligible (i.e., grade point average, major, etc.).   Search online as scholarships may also be obtained from outside entities such as corporations, foundations, and/or organizations.  Don’t forget to check with your community church, hospitals, bank, businesses, or other health-care providers too.  For UTHSCSA scholarships, students will apply online, through their student portal beginning May 1st, 2013.

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Learn more about Financial Literacy

Do you know how your credit score is determined?  Do you know how to obtain your credit report for free? Have you created a budget for your monthly expenses? Do you know how to get started? These important topics should be considered while you are in-school and BEFORE you graduate. Learn more about managing your money, free credit reports, and FICO scores below.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards…learn more