Scholarships and Aid

Funding your Nursing Studies

  1. Complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to WWU (Title IV School Code: 003802). Western's priority filing deadline is January 31st of each year.
  2. Check with your employer and/or your union. They may offer money for tuition reimbursement or scholarship or have other funding opportunities as well.
  3. Start the scholarship hunt; there is a list of scholarships on this page.
  4. Are you a Veteran or a dependent of one? Contact WWU’s Veterans Services office to maximize your benefits. 
  5. Research the other many scholarships offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, civic, community, fraternal and religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Cost of Attendance

Western's RN-to-BSN Program is state-supported, and the tuition is competitive with other comparable programs in the state. RN-to-BSN students pay the same tuition as any other undergraduates at the university. Western Financial Aid can help you to get started.

Tuition & Fees

To learn more about program costs please visit the Student Business Office website. The full-time, four quarter option is 12 credits per quarter and the part-time option is 6 credits per quarter for eight quarters.


For a list of scholarships available through the Woodring College of Education, please visit the Woodring Scholarship website. Please note that some are available only through the RN-to-BSN program and some are available to all Woodring students, including students in the RN-to-BSN program, using the application on the website. The program coordinator will also email scholarship opportunities to students after they have been admitted to the program. 

Financial Aid

Diversity Scholarships

State of Washington & Federal Government      

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Other Nursing Scholarships & Grants