Tuition and Financial Aid

At the Wegmans School of Nursing, we strive to make a high-quality nursing education affordable and accessible to as many aspiring advanced practice nurses as possible.

Tuition for the current school year (2024–2025) is $1,137 per credit hour. Fisher Nursing Online offers multiple program options that allow you to specialize in an area of care. Students can expect a modest increase in tuition each academic year.

View the Cost of Attendance Worksheets for additional information on tuition, fees and other expenses:

The table below shows the credits, time to complete, and total tuition cost broken down by specialized program.

PathwayCreditsTime to CompleteTotal Tuition Cost
Family Nurse Practitioner
46 credits
As few as 24 months accelerated, or as few as 28 months part-time
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
50 credits
As few as 32 months part-time
Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
46 credits
As few as 28 months part-time
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
46 credits
As few as 28 months part-time

Financing Your M.S. in Nursing Degree

There are many ways to fund your nursing education. As you evaluate how to pay for your degree, consider a variety of resources such as scholarships, employment assistance, student loans, and federal student aid programs.

In order to be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must be enrolled in at least six credits per term. St. John Fisher University considers any student taking fewer than nine credits to be part-time.

Employer Tuition Benefits

Some employers offer full or partial tuition reimbursement to nurses who are pursuing advanced credentials. We recommend that you speak to your employer to see if they can provide tuition support. For additional support as you prepare to discuss tuition benefits with your employer, reach out to our admissions team at 1-833-958-3064 or

If your employer does agree to pay your tuition upon completion of the semester, you should use the Payment/Reimbursement From Employer Plan (PREP) form to defer your balance. A completed PREP form must be submitted to Student Accounts by the due date on your bill to avoid late fees. Access the PREP form on our website.

Applying for Aid

To apply for federal student aid, which includes loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to use the St. John Fisher University federal school code, 002821, when filling out your application. Keep in mind that you will need to complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to remain eligible to receive federal aid.

Here is a step-by-step guide to applying for aid:

Have Questions About Financial Aid?

You can contact Student Financial Services at or 1-833-958-3064, or visit the St. John Fisher University Student Financial Services website for more information.

Take the Next Step

Our admissions team can help you navigate the entire application process, including financial aid. Request information today and an admissions counselor will get in touch.

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