What Will It Cost?

Tuition & Fees Breakdown

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (2016-2017)

Phase I: Tuition & Standard Fees

Tuition, per credit hour:              $992
Fees, per credit hour:            $139

Phase I has 43 credit hours

Total phase I tuition & standard fees: $48,633

Phase II: Tuition & Standard Fees
Tuition, per credit hour:        $992
Fees, per credit hour: $139
Clinical fee, per semester (4):    $398
Phase II has 23 credit hours
Total phase II tuition & standard fees: $27,605
Additional Expenses & Fees
Heath insurance variable
Textbooks $2,500
Prodigy Review fee (NBCRNA exam review) $300
Background checks $100
AANA associate membership $200
NBCRNA certification exam - approximate $800
Peripheral nerve simulator $250
Electronic materials fee $75
Advanced Nurse Practitioner endorsement       $75-$200
Housing during rotations variable
RN licensure during rotations variable
Graduation fee $122

Most costs are estimates and are subject to change without written notice. The student is responsible for all books, supplies and equipment as required by instructors. 

How Does Financial Aid Work?

Loans will be disbursed for three financial aid years during the course of the MSNA program. Financial aid years begin with Summer I and end the following Spring. Financial aid is disbursed on the 12th day of each semester. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance by Financial Aid Year

  • FY 1: $59,052 
    (9 months, fall and spring semesters)
  • FY 2: $60,240 
    (12 months, summer, fall and spring semesters)
  • FY 3: $36,053 
    (7 months, summer and fall semesters)

Cost of attendance is subject to change. 


Is It Worth It?

You have a stable career and steady finances as an RN. Is it worth putting your income on hold to become a CRNA? Absolutely.

You're getting the value of a top-tier education at a cost that falls in the mid-level range for private nurse anesthesia schools, and when you’re finished, your starting salary will be at or above $140,000.


How Much Can I Borrow?

You can borrow up to $20,500 per year from your guaranteed federal loans, but you can’t borrow more than $138,500 total, which includes undergraduate student loan debt.

You can apply for Grad PLUS Loans or College Access Loans (Texas residents only) to borrow what isn’t covered by federal loans up to the amount of the University’s cost of attendance.


First financial year cost of attendance: $59,052
(Tuition, fees, books, living expenses, etc.)

Minus guaranteed loans: $20,500

Equals first-year private loan borrow amount: $38,552

What does that mean?

You’ll have approximately $10,000 per year to cover your living expenses. Don’t worry, you can do this. It’s only 28 months, and it gets better after Phase I.

In addition to loan programs, extended payments plans are available. You need to get started early - fill out your FAFSA as soon as possible and start talking about financial aid with us. We can give you help tailored to your financial situation.

More Information:

For more information, visit our financial aid webpage or contact the finanical aid department at 817-531-4420 or financialaid@txwes.edu.
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Graduate Programs
of Nurse Anesthesia

Angela Rainey
Phone: 817-531-4406
Toll Free: 1-800-720-2762
Fax: 817-531-6508

Lisa Graham
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 817-531-5854

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