Virginia Commonwealth University


Fall 2013- Spring 2014
Tuition and Fees per Semester

Full Time Grad Student Virginia Resident Non-Virginia Resident
Tuition $6.087.36 $10,768.66
University Fee $878.73 $878.73
Student Government Affairs $18.00 $18.00
Technology Fee $41.50 $41.50
Health Care $97.50 $97.50
Capital Outlay Fee $0.00 $306.00
Library Fee $25.00 $25.00
Program Fee $100.00 $100.00
Total Per Semester $7,248.09 $12,235.39
Total for Seven Semesters $50,736.63 $85,647.73
Additional Estimated Expenses (over 7 semesters)
Equip. Lab Fee/ACLS/PALS $650.00  
Textbooks $1,500.00 (est. 2 years)  
Student Administrative Fees $110.00  
Self Evaluation Test $135.00  
National Certification $725.00  
Parking (per semester) $150.00  
AANA Membership $200.00  
Estimated Additional Costs $3,470.00  

Please See Below For Financial Aid Questions

Potential Sources of Graduate Student Support

1. Commonwealth of Virginia Graduate Tuition Assistance -
  Awards are for tuition and fee assistance. Consideration will be given to students who are highly qualified applicants and enrolled as a full time graduate student in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. No services are required from students receiving these awards other than the academic requirements made of all students enrolled in the program.
2. Advanced Nurse Education Traineeship Award -
  From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible students enrolled in a nurse anesthesia masters program can receive traineeship support only if the student has completed basic nursing preparation as determined by the grantee institution.
3. Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Award -
  From the U.S. Department of Health and Human services. Variable grant based on enrollment. Available in the second year of program, must be a citizen of the United States and not full time military. This tuition assistance does not cover costs of full tuition and fees over 7 semesters.
4. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists -
  Support for nurse anesthesia education available in the second year of studies.
  Student Scholarship/and or Loan Program
  CRNA fellowships for advanced education
  Telephone: 847-692-7050
  Internet address:
5. Military -
  For opportunities, contact your recruitment officer.
6. Hospitals - (variable)
  Financial assistance provided to Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Nurse Anesthesia graduate students in return for an extended service commitment to the hospital providing support.
7. Financial Aid -
  Telephone: 804-828-9800

Other Funding Resources

  The Student Guide - Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education
  The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department’s Federal Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Available online, to download the guide click here
  To apply for federal aid and apply for many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Electronic versions of the FAFSA make applying for financial aid faster and easier than ever.
  FinAid – The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
  The Financial Aid Information Page is a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.
  The Scholarship Page - Scholarships online

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