Financial Aid for the BS Nursing Accelerated Track
Students entering the B.S. in Nursing - Accelerated Track are eligible for financial assistance; however, sources are limited. Because students entering the AT program have already obtained a bachelor's degree, they are ineligible for federal and state grant assistance as well as Jewell grants and scholarships. Outside scholarships may be obtained from local hospitals and other organizations, usually with stipulations such as successful completion of the program and a contractual agreement of employment.
Tuition and Fees
Students attending the BSN-AT program are charged one flat rate for tuition. The 12-month May AT program consists of three terms. Students are billed for each term prior to the start of each semester.
May 2014 Accelerated Track Program Cost - $36,070
May 14 (Summer) $12,023
August 2014 (Fall) $12,023
January 2014 (Spring) $12,023
The Federal Direct Loan may be available to students according to FAFSA submission to the College. A maximum of $2,750 subsidized loan (based on demonstrated financial need) and $3,500 unsubsidized loan amounts for independent students may be obtained for each semester for the AT program (spring, summer, fall, spring). Dependent students are eligible for $2,750 subsidized and $1,000 unsbusidized loan according to federal regulations. A Federal Nursing Loan may also be available to eligible, need-based students on a funds-available basis.
Loan entrance counseling is required of all students electing to borrow the Federal Direct Loan. Loan proceeds will not be disbursed to the College until the counseling session is complete.
Two FAFSAs are required for financial aid for the duration of the AT program. Electronic filing of the FAFSA is available at fafsa.ed.gov.
Students whose FAFSAs have been received by the fall and/or spring orientation meeting held by the William Jewell College Nursing Department may have their Financial Aid Award Letters available at that time.
For additional assistance to help cover college costs, books and supplies, living expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses students may apply for a private, alternative loan. These non-federal loans are borrower-initiated, credit-based applications and can have unique characteristics such as loans directed at students pursuing a health profession.
Cost of Attendance
The total cost of attending Jewell's BSN-AT program includes the tuition (listed above), books and supplies, living expenses, and maintenance expenses for the duration of the program. These expenses are not payable to the College and are currently under review using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to determine reasonable accommodations for living in the Kansas City metro area.
Please contact Daniel Holt at holtd AT william.jewell DOT edu or (816) 415-5977 for questions regarding financial aid eligibility.