Financial Information

A nursing education is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your future. At Watts, the Financial Aid Counselor will work closely with you and guide you in the development of a financial aid package that meets your individual needs.

Cost 

Watts: 15 SEMESTER HOURS EACH SEMESTER
            60 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS TO COMPLETE
Fees are per semester and vary based on the semester's required resources and activities.

Total cost of the Watts College of Nursing  
TUITION: $ 10,078/semester ($635 p/credit hr)
BOOKS/SUPPLIES (p/semester) $ 375
UNIFORMS: (one time fee) $ 150
APPLICATION FEE (non-refundable/one-time only) $ $100
   
1st Semester Fees  
LIABILITY INSURANCE $19
RESOURCE FEE $100
EXAMSOFT TECH FEE $36
ROTATION MANAGER FEE $28
ATI SOFTWARE TECH FEE $113
SISS TECH FEE $285
TOTAL FEES: $581
   
2nd Semester Fees  
LIABILITY INSURANCE $19
RESOURCE FEE $100
EXAMSOFT TECH FEE $36
ROTATION MANAGER FEE $28
ATI SOFTWARE TECH FEE $113
SISS TECH FEE $285
TOTAL FEES: $581
   
3rd Semester Fees  
LIABILITY INSURANCE $19
RESOURCE FEE $100
EXAMSOFT TECH FEE $36
ROTATION MANAGER FEE $28
ATI SOFTWARE TECH FEE $113
SISS TECH FEE $285
JUNIOR FEES (Ceremony supplies) $25
TOTAL FEES: $606
   
4th Semester Fees  
LIABILITY INSURANCE $19
RESOURCE FEE $100
EXAMSOFT TECH FEE $36
ROTATION MANAGER FEE $28
ATI SOFTWARE TECH FEE $113
SISS TECH FEE $285
SENIOR FEES (Graduation fee) $175
TOTAL FEES: $756

Title IV:

Return/Refund of Title IV Funds:
Return of Title IV Funds calculations are approved by and policy is maintained by WCON Financial Aid Office. Changes to Federal law may affect this policy. 
Steps to return/Refund Process:

  1. Deteremine withdrawal date
  2. Calculate the percentage of enrollment period completed
  3. Calculate the amount of Title IV aid earned
  4. Determine the amount of Title IV aid unearned
  5. Allocate unearned aid
  6. Title IV loan amounts to be returned by WCON will be credited to the appropriate Title IV programs
  7. Communication of Returned Funds

Title IV Funds are returned in the following order:

  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  3. Federal Parent Plus Loans

More detailed information regarding Title IV Return/Refund can be found in WCON Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid Offered at Watts College of Nursing

The Watts College of Nursing Financial Aid Office awards federal and institutional resources listed below based on the eligibility criteria outlined.

Federal 

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan 
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Pell Grant

How to Apply to Watts College of Nursing Financial Aid?

4 Steps to Applying for Watts College of Nursing Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply for an FSA ID
Step 2: Submit the FAFSA
Step 3: Review your Watts Award Letter
Step 4: Apply for private loans if necessary

FAFSA
Permits you to file FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA online 
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Tuition Reimbursement

Upon completion of the BSN program and receiving a position in the Duke University Health System newly hired employees may qualify for Nurse Student Loan Forgiveness and other educational benefits after meeting certain employment requirements please see the link below for further information.

https://www.dukenursing.org/new-hires

Withdrawals

Withdrawing from courses can negatively affect your financial aid package. You must see the financial counselor if you withdraw from a course or the program. 

The following timeline will be used to determine the amount of the Tuition refund available to the student who withdraws from the program. Tuition is paid by the semester. Tuition only will be refunded. Additional expenses are not included in the refund.

Week 1 – 100% refund
Week 2 – 50% refund
Week 3 and after – 0% refund

After last day to withdraw: no refund

Want More Information?

Explore our collection of sites to learn more about financial aid.

College Board's Pay for College

College Foundation of North Carolina 
Contains information about North Carolina resources for financial aid

Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note

Ethel Clay Price Scholarship
Awarded twice a year by the Watts Alumni Association

FastWeb
Internet’s largest free scholarship search

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Comprehensive resources for all aspects of financial aid

Financial Aid for Minority Students
A comprehensive listing of scholarships/grants for underrepresented groups

Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
Resource on financial aid from the United States Department of Education

Gates Millennium Scholars

GI Bill Website

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

National Black Nurse Association Scholarship Program

National Student Loan Data System

Office of Postsecondary Education

Parent Plus Loan

Private Student Loans List

Scholarship Listing and Guide for Nursing Students

StudentLoans.gov


Watts College of Nursing does not discriminate in the educational program or activities of the college on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, genetic information, or age.