Earning a degree can open the door to new career choices. At Chamberlain College of Nursing, we're committed to helping you develop a financial plan that's right for you. Whether it's with the help of scholarships, student loans, grants or other funding options, your nursing education can be within reach.

We assist students in developing plans for financing their education through a combination of financial assistance programs (if eligible), family contributions, employer tuition reimbursement (when available) and the Chamberlain College of Nursing payment plans.

Tuition & Expenses

For more detailed information regarding academic calendar year tuition and expenses, download the Total Cost Calculations, effective July 2016 (PDF) and effective May 2016 (PDF).

Federal Student Aid Programs 

To help students pay for post-secondary education, the U.S. Department of Education offers federal financial aid programs to those who qualify.  The first step in qualifying for federal financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA can be filed electronically at; be sure to include the Chamberlain school code (006385).

Chamberlain is eligible to participate in the following federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grants – Pell Grants are for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and who have not previously earned a Bachelor’s degree. For many students, these grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which aid from other sources may be added. As a grant, these funds do not have to be repaid.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants – FSEOG provides supplemental funds to undergraduate students with exceptional need and who are Pell-eligible. Students must be enrolled at least half time in order to receive FSEOG funds. Because FSEOG funds are limited, students should apply for these grants by completing their FAFSA as early as possible. Like the Pell Grant, these funds do not have to be repaid.
  • Federal Work-Study – FWS allows students who demonstrate financial need to earn a portion of their educational expenses. In this program, students earn at least the current hourly minimum wage by working in a campus based position or for local nonprofit agencies.
  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans – Low-interest loans that offer in-school deferment provided the student is enrolled in at least half time. Loan amounts are based on your class standing (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore etc.) which is determined by the number of credit hours earned towards your Chamberlain degree. Eligibility for a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is based on need.  All loans must be repaid.
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans – Loans that can be borrowed by the parents of dependent students. A credit check is performed to establish creditworthiness. All loans must be repaid.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans – Loans for graduate students that need aid in excess of their Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. A credit check is performed to establish creditworthiness. All loans must be repaid.

Note: Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Have questions about financing your education? Call us to speak with a student services representative.

Group-Specific Tuition Rate Programs

Chamberlain offers group-specific tuition rates to the following groups:

  • Military – Post-licensure students who are U.S. Military personnel in, a veteran of or are retired from any of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Post-licensure students who are military spouses as well as Department of Defense employees are also eligible.
  • Alumni – Graduates of a Chamberlain College of Nursing program.
  • Educational Healthcare Partners – Chamberlain proudly partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges, associations and organizations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses.


Scholarships are funds that, in most cases, you do not need to repay. Chamberlain College of Nursing offers its students both need-based and merit-based scholarships.

Many national, regional, and local groups and organizations also sponsor scholarships.  Some of these sources are National Student Nurse Association (NSNA), National League for Nursing (NLN) and the state nurses’ associations.

State-Funded Programs

In addition to federal financial assistance, state grant and scholarship programs may be available to students who demonstrate financial need or who have successfully achieved certain qualifications.  Typically, state grant recipients must attend an institution in their home state, and they or their parents must have resided in the state for a specified period of time.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Some students may be eligible for employer tuition reimbursement benefits.  Students should contact their work supervisor or human resources department to determine whether tuition reimbursement is available.

Veterans' Benefits

Students who may qualify for veterans’ educational benefits should notify their Chamberlain admission representative and meet with a student service representative regarding eligibility as far in advance of their scheduled start date as possible.  Chamberlain is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Bill® program, which is available for eligible students utilizing Chapter 33 benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website:

Chamberlain Payment Plans

Chamberlain offers a standard monthly payment plan for tuition, books and any required electronic materials. The standard payment plan accounts for expected enrollment and anticipated financial assistance. Additional payment plans are available for students receiving tuition reimbursement or military benefits. For more information and to determine eligibility, contact a student service representative.