Online ABSN

Program Details  
Program Duration Four semesters
Number of Courses 15
Credit Hours 60

Cost Per Credit Hour

Tuition *$50,000




Online MENP

Program Details  
Program Duration Five semesters
Number of Courses 21
Credit Hours 71

Cost Per Credit Hour

Tuition *$60,000



*Note: Your cost may vary if additional prerequisite courses are required before starting the program. Additional costs such as NCLEX prep, books, immunizations, travel, food and lodging costs, scrubs and lab equipment are not included in the tuition.

*Elmhurst University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The ABSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing.


Competitive Tuition

Benefits Elmhurst ABSN Online *Other ABSN Programs
Total Credit Hours 
60 credit hours
64 - 66 credit hours
Tuition Cost
$50,900 - $63,380
Price Per Credit Hour
$750 - 960.30
Prerequisite Credit Hours Required
25 credit hours
33 - 38 credit hours
Application Fee
Some Schools Vary

* In comparison with 5 ABSN programs in Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about tuition and financial aid for our online ABSN and MENP programs.

What other types of loans are available?

Online ABSN and MENP students can apply for private loans through certain financial institutions. Please visit ELMSelect for more information on available lenders. In addition to Federal Stafford loans, graduate students enrolled in the online MENP program can apply for a Federal PLUS Loan.  Once the application has been submitted to Federal Student Aid, the application will be sent to Elmhurst for approval. Learn more about how you can apply for PLUS loans here. Both private loans and Federal PLUS Loans are credit-based and require a credit check.

Are there any grants or scholarships available for online students?

Elmhurst University does not offer grants or scholarships for the online ABSN and MENP programs. We encourage you to explore opportunities to apply for private scholarships. 

With the growing demand for more nurses, many scholarships are offered to help encourage more nurses to the profession, with a variety of external resources that can provide additional financial aid to students. For example, the Illinois Department of Public Health has a robust scholarship program intended to help residents of Illinois who have demonstrated financial need secure funding to approved educational institutions, which is open for applications from March to April.

Students may also wish to explore the ABSN Scholarship opportunities available through organizations such as the Nurse Corps or the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, which provide financial relief to students who meet various qualifications.

When should I apply for Federal student aid?

Students should file their FAFSA as soon as they have completed their application to the program. Once you have been admitted into the program, Student Financial Services will be able to assist with the next steps. Please note that Federal Stafford Loans will not be able to cover the entirety of tuition costs and that additional financial resources, such as private student loans, will be required.

When should I apply for private student loans?

We recommend applying for private loans at least one month before your class starts to have it secured before the payment deadline. Please note that different lenders may have different terms and timelines

When are tuition payments due?

Full payment is required by the payment deadline. The payment deadline falls on the 15th before the semester starts. For example: August 15 for Fall, January 15 for Spring.

Are payment plans available for the online programs?

Unfortunately, payment plans are unavailable for the online ABSN and MENP programs due to their accelerated timeline. Please note that full payment is required before the start of each term.

Who can I contact if I have any questions about financial aid?

Please reach out to your enrollment advisor, who can help you navigate any financial aid questions you may still have. If you have not already connected with an enrollment advisor, please fill out the form, and a team member will reach out to you.