Financial Information

A nursing education is one of the mostt 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.

Watts College of Nursing 1st Semester Students Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
TUITION: $ 9,880
NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE: one time only $ 100
ACCEPTANCE FEE: $ 100
FEES FOR 1st SEMESTER: $ 430
BOOKS/SUPPLIES $ 375
UNIFORMS: (one time fee) $ 150
TOTAL COST: $ 11,035
   
Watts College of Nursing 2nd Semester Students Spring 2021
TUITION: $ 9,880
FEES FOR 2nd SEMESTER: $ 430
BOOKS/SUPPLIES $ 375
TOTAL COST: $ 10,685
   
Watts College of Nursing 3rd Semester Students Spring 2021
TUITION: $ 9,880
FEES FOR 3rd SEMESTER: $ 455
BOOKS/SUPPLIES $ 375
TOTAL COST: $ 10,710

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 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
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.