Tuition, Expenses and Funding

Students admitted into undergraduate programs in Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing are charged the University's standard tuition and fees. For detailed information about those costs, visit Student Accounts.

Expenses Beyond Tuition and Fees

Students in Decker's undergraduate nursing programs should expect to incur costs for additional items related to clinical practice (see below). These costs are in addition to the standard University tuition and fees

  • Juniors

    Fall semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $12.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    Clinical learning support fee $220.00  
    Certified background medical document manager (one-time charge) $35.00  
    PA child abuse check (one-time charge) $10.00  
    PA criminal clearance (one-time charge) $10.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $346.00
    Uniforms/professional apparel   $300.00
    Assessment kit (sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, bandage scissors, hemostat, pen light, pharmacology pack)   $75.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $552.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $35.00
    Medical expenses to meet clinical agency requirements:  
    CPR course   $130.00
    Measles titer   $33.00
    Mumps titer   $33.00
    Rubella titer   $33.00
    Varicella-Zoster titer   $33.00
    Hepatitis B vaccination series   $195.00
    Hepatitis B titer   $40.00
    Tetanus series   $65.00
    Physical exam   $100.00
    Varicella vaccine   $145.00
    Meningitis vaccine (optional)   $154.00
    Flu vaccine   $40.00
    COVID vaccine   $50.00
    SUBTOTALS $587.00 $2,359.50
    TOTAL FALL SEMESTER COSTS  $2,946.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 15 miles round trip, once per week for 4 weeks at 51 cents per mile.

     Spring semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $12.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    Clinical learning support fee $220.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $151.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $773.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $1,836.00
    SUBTOTALS $532.00 $2,760.50
    TOTAL SPRING SEMESTER COSTS  $3,292.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, twice per week for 12 weeks at 51 cents per mile.
  • Seniors

    Fall semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $12.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    Clinical learning support fee $220.00  
    Broome County Health Department background check (one-time charge) $45.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $168.00
    Uniforms/professional apparel   $225.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $552.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $1,836.00
    CPR course   $130.00
    Flu vaccine   $40.00
    Physical exam   $100.00
    SUBTOTALS $577.00 $3,051.50
    TOTAL FALL SEMESTER COSTS $3,628.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, twice per week for 12 weeks at 51 cents per mile.

     Spring semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $12.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    Clinical learning support fee $220.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $108.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $773.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $2,142.00
    SUBTOTALS $532.00 $3,023.50
    TOTAL SPRING SEMESTER COSTS $3,555.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, twice per week for 14 weeks at 51 cents per mile.
  • BAT students

    Summer session terms I and II, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $35.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    NCLEX prep fee/Lippincott text $220.00  
    Certified background medical document manager (one-time charge) $35.00  
    PA child abuse check (one-time charge) $10.00  
    PA criminal clearance (one-time charge) $10.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $700.00
    Uniforms/professional apparel   $300.00
    Assessment kit (sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, bandage scissors, hemostat, pen light, pharmacology pack)   $75.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $269.00
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $35.00
    Medical expenses to meet clinical agency requirements:  
    CPR course   $130.00
    Measles titer   $33.00
    Mumps titer   $33.00
    Rubella titer   $33.00
    Varicella-Zoster titer   $33.00
    Hepatitis B vaccination series   $195.00
    Hepatitis B titer   $40.00
    Tetanus series   $65.00
    Physical exam   $100.00
    Varicella vaccine   $145.00
    Meningitis vaccine (optional)   $154.00
    COVID vaccine   $50.00
    SUBTOTALS $610.00 $2,340.00
    TOTAL SUMMER SESSION COSTS  $2,950.00
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 15 miles round trip, once per week for 4 weeks at 51 cents per mile.

    Fall semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $35.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    NCLEX prep fee $220.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $850.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students) paid in summer or fall   $552.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $1,836.00
    Flu vaccine   $40.00
    SUBTOTALS $555.00 $3,278.50
    TOTAL FALL SEMESTER COSTS $3,833.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, twice per week for 12 weeks at 51 cents per mile.

    Winter session, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $35.00  
    Broome County Health Department background check (one-time charge) $45.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $100.00
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $612.00
    SUBTOTALS $80.00 $712.00
    TOTAL WINTER SESSION COSTS $792.00

    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, four times per week for 3 weeks at 51 cents per mile.

    Spring semester, projected costs

    Item Mandatory Discretionary
    Malpractice and liability insurance $35.00  
    Simulation fee $300.00  
    Textbooks and course supplements   $150.00
    Mandatory health insurance (domestic students)   $773.50
    Transportation to clinical agencies*   $2,295.00
    SUBTOTALS $335.00 $3,218.50
    TOTAL SPRING SEMESTER COSTS  $3,553.50
    *Transportation is based on travel up to 150 miles round trip, twice per week for 15 weeks at 51 cents per mile.
  • Notes about costs above
    • All projected costs are based on good faith estimates
    • Students may also need to purchase a student name pin
    • NCLEX-RN test preparation is provided to all prelicensure students; resources associated with the program are integrated into all coursework
    • Healthcare insurance is mandatory for State University of New York students; cost varies depending on coverage selected; students may buy insurance through the University or opt out if they provide proof of other health insurance coverage to the Student Accounts Office
    • A simulation fee is charged per semester for all undergraduate students enrolled in at least one of the following courses: NURS 321, 352, 353, 362, 363 or 471

Financial Assistance

For complete information about financial aid, visit the University's Financial Aid website.

Currently enrolled nursing students may be eligible for special aid programs, including loans and local grants. In addition, Decker offers a limited number of scholarships (see below) with specific eligibility criteria, including merit and/or residency requirements. There are also University-wide and national scholarships we strongly encourage students apply for. 

Information and Other Funding Opportunities

Students are encouraged to research available funding resources. The following list includes links to useful  information, as well as funding options that are frequently used by Decker students: