Associate Director of Financial Aid
(440) 826-8048 (fax)
BW Alumni Award
Baldwin Wallace University alumni and children of BW alumni will qualify for a $3,000 Alumni Award ($1000 per each of three semesters).
Veterans: BW is Recognized
as a Yellow Ribbon College
Lauded for its role in supporting veterans, BW has been designated a Yellow Ribbon institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This honor enables qualifying Post-9/11 veterans to attend Baldwin Wallace University tuition free.
Costs and Financial Assistance
Total cost of the 2013-2014 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is $32,000. This covers the entire 58 credit hour program. Inclusive in the cost of the package is tuition, books, one uniform set, and stethoscope. The Accelerated BSN package pricing represents a total savings to the student of more than $4,000.
Science Prerequisites. Students who need to complete science prerequisites for the program will be responsible for additional tuition specific to those courses. Likewise, the fee to take the competency equivalency exam is not included in the Accelerated BSN package pricing.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Financial aid available to Accelerated BSN students is limited to the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. These loans have features that make them particularly attractive, including low interest rates, deferred payment options, and flexible repayment schedules. Federal Direct Student Loan eligibility (subsidized and unsubsidized) is at the undergraduate loan levels ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 for the program, which covers two FAFSA filing years. Each student’s eligibility amount may vary, depending on current loan balance and whether they are applying as a dependent or independent student.
To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, complete the FAFSA, accessible online from BW’s web page. Students enrolling in prerequisite courses for Summer 2013 or the Fall 2013 Accelerated BSN program file the 2013-14 FAFSA.
Other Financing Options
In addition to the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, students may choose to apply for private loan funding to help cover the cost of attendance.
Nurses who complete the Accelerated BSN program may wish to explore the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program. Through this program, registered nurses working in a Critical Shortage Facility may be able to receive a percentage of their total qualifying nursing loan balance.
Billing and Payment Plans
Students will be billed $12,000 for the Fall Semester, $10,000 for the Spring Semester, and $10,000 for the Summer Semester. Initial bills for each new semester will be mailed to the student in July, December and April. Students have 30 days to pay their bill, after which time a finance charge will be added to any unpaid portion of the bill. The University has a monthly payment plan available to students which may be utilized for the entire cost of your financial responsibility, or any tuition not met by loan or other resources.
The inclusive program cost for the Accelerated BSN program includes a nonrefundable $2000 charge which covers books, uniforms and equipment. This charge goes into effect on June 15 prior to the start of the program, and will appear as part of the first semester program costs.
See the BW Billing Policy for the percent of tuition adjustment in the case of a withdrawn student after a semester begins.