Each student enrolled at CASPN will receive an award letter from the financial aid office that lists their cost of attendance and financial aid eligibility.
Tuition and Fees
Students are charged tuition and fees on a semester basis.First semester includes:Tuition $5500, Diagnostic Testing Fee $550, Technology Fee $100, Copy Fee $15, Parking Fee $35 and a Liability Insurance Fee $35.Second semester includes:Tuition $5500, Diagnostic Testing Fee $550 and Technology Fee $100.
Textbooks, uniforms, and supplies
Students are responsible for the additional first semester required items: Textbooks $881, Skills Lab Kit $125 and Uniforms which are up to $400. Vouchers which will allow textbooks and uniforms to be charged to student's school accounts are available on a case by case basis.
Cost of Living Allowance
Each student’s cost of attendance budget includes a cost of living allowance of $11,894.00 per semester. The cost of living allowance may enable a student to take out student loans to help pay for expenses such as rent and utility bills.
All students are required to pay for their own graduation expenses unless they are sponsored by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Financial aid does not pay for these expenses. Graduation expenses include the NCLEX Application fee of $298.00, background check fee of $55.00, class pin fee of $70.00 (approximately) and the LPN license fee of $60.00.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
All students interested in financial aid must complete a FAFSA. You can go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA. To complete the FAFSA, you will need the appropriate income tax return and our school code: 016426.
All students interested in taking out a Federal Direct Student Loan for school will first need to complete an e-MPN. This can be done at StudentLoans.gov. On this site, students can sign in using their same pin number used to sign their FAFSA. Students can click on Complete Master Promissory Note to complete the e-MPN. When prompted, the school you will choose is Capital Area Career Center., school code 01071000.
Types of Aid
CASPN accepts the following types of financial aid:
- Federal Direct Student Loans
- GI Bill
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- Private Student Loans
Websites with Loan and Grant Information
Federal Return of Title IV Funds under the Higher Education Act Amendment of 1998
Students who receive federal financial aid, (grants and loans), are considered to "earn" 100% of their financial aid by attending 60% of the payment period. A student who withdraws before completion of 60% of the payment period has earned the equivalent percentage of Title IV aid that has been or can be disbursed.
Refunds for all the other types of assistance (i.e. state, private resources, scholarships) will follow the college's refund policy.
- Application Fee, Insurance Fee and Diagnostic Testing Fee are non-refundable
- Entrance Exam testing fees are also non-refundable
All institutional charges, minus $250, are refundable if the student withdraws on or before the first day of class.