Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Program Tuition and Fees

If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue this rewarding profession. The cost of going back to school for nursing, however, requires financial planning. As you run through the numbers, keep in mind that an ABSN degree could be a smart investment in your future.

By choosing Grand Canyon University (GCU) for your accelerated nursing education, you’ll connect with a highly supportive academic community that combines faith and reason with intellectual rigor to graduate competent, compassionate nurses who serve with a commitment to the greater good.

GCU's ABSN program can also help you start your nursing education as soon as possible, with three start dates each year at each of our locations in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Nursing School Tuition

We base our ABSN program tuition on the number of credit hours required to graduate. Visit our tuition and fees page for the most current ABSN program costs.



Program credit hours (accelerated portion): 63
Cost per credit hour: $850
Total estimated tuition: $53,550


GCU’s estimated 16-month1 ABSN program tuition (not including ancillary program fees2)

GCU's ABSN Program Fees

Please note there are certain program fees separate from the tuition cost, which include:


  • Health insurance
  • Clinical placement software
  • Books and supplies
  • Graduation fee
GCU ABSN degree students gaining experience working in hospital with doctor


Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid is available for ABSN students through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In addition to scholarships and grants, student loans represent another potential resource for funding your education. Your university admissions counselor can help you understand the options for financing your nursing education.

1 Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

2 Please be aware that the ABSN tuition is subject to change without notice.

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