R.N. to B.S. - Cost & Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $22,542 ($597/hr)
    • Books included
  • One-Time Student Fee: $300
    • This includes processing fees, library, and graduation fees
  • Portfolio Assessment Fees (3LLPs): $750

Portfolio Assessment Fees

Fees for assessing and transcribing credits to the official transcript for professional and life-learning credits are billed at the rate of $250 per Life Learning Paper. A minimum of 3 Life Learning Papers are required. Fees will be billed at the rate in place at the time the work is submitted to the division. The fees are non-refundable and are based upon credit requested. These fees can be included in financial aid costs. Check with the Program Advisor regarding portfolio assessment.

CLEP, Excelsior College Exams, DSST, and other approved validation examinations for which credit is earned are evaluated and credit assigned by the assessment staff and the Registrar. Fees are billed at the rate of $25 per credit. Military and certification credit is also assessed at this rate.

Roberts Wesleyan College reserves the right to change the fees at any time without previous notice.

Financial Aid

Complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) available at available January 1st for the following academic year. The Federal school code for Roberts is 002805. For financial aid purposes, the RN to BS Program is a fulltime program that is normally one and two thirds academic years in length.

  • Federal Pell Grant – Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that does not have to be repaid. The maximum possible grant is $5,730*. Eligibility is based on need as determined by the FAFSA. *Amount of maximum PELL grant is subject to federal budget approval.
  • NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) – Grant from New York State that does not have to be repaid. The BSN TAP code is 0641. The maximum possible grant is $5,000 per academic year and is based on need as determined by NYS. Students must complete the FAFSA and subsequent TAP application. More information can be found at
  • Federal Direct Loans – Low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of education after high school. A maximum annual amount of $12,500 may be awarded at the Junior/Senior Level, of which no more than $5,500 can be subsidized. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Direct Subsidized – For students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest accrued while in school.
    • Direct Unsubsidized – Not based on financial need. Interest is accrued during all periods. Unsubsidized loans may be awarded after student reaches maximum direct loan amount.
  • Employee Reimbursement - Many hospitals and healthcare facilities offer tuition reimbursement for their employees enrolled in college educational programs. Prospective students should contact the personnel offices at their places of employment for information about tuition reimbursement. Anticipated benefits must be reported on the Financial Aid Form as a financial aid resource for New York State and federal programs.
  • Private/Alternative Loans - A private student loan (also known as an alternative loan) is available to students to cover the cost of their program, after all federal and state assistance is exhausted. Application is made directly with the lender of your choice. It is important to understand all of the terms associated with a loan before you choose one. Information regarding available loan options can be found here or at

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your financial aid eligibility may be impacted by your age and independency status. If you are under the age of 25, you may be considered a dependent of your parents for Federal financial aid purposes. Dependent students are required to provide certain parental information on the FAFSA, including income, which will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility and may result in reduced levels of aid. New York State also has separate guidelines for independency.

For questions concerning federal and state financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid:

585-594-6150 or