First year (43 credits)  
TUITION $64,500


Second YEAR (9 CREDITS)  
TUITION $13,500
Third YEAR (2 CREDITS)  
TUITION $3,000

Tuition calculations above are based on a per credit rate of $1,500.

Nurse Anesthesia Students are required to purchase equipment/instruments for the program. The Financial Aid Office allows $100 under the first year budget to purchase these items.

Books and Supplies

The costs will vary depending on the courses the student is taking. The Financial Aid Office uses $2,321 for the first year of the program, $450 for the second year of the program, and $200 for the third year of the program, as a standard allowance for student budget purposes. The student's actual expenses may vary.

Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are included in the student's financial aid budget. These are not direct charges from the university, but allowances that are given to cover expenses that the student may have while attending school (the allowances listed below cover the number of months the student is enrolled for each year of the program):

The living expense allowances are based on the following amounts per month, for the months enrolled:

  • Room and Board $1,350/month (rent, food, utilities)
  • Transportation $400/month
  • Personal/Misc. $250/month


Students are responsible for certain program-related fees incurred throughout the program. Program administration attempt to be as transparent as possible regarding these fees but changes may arise. At the current time, the following fees with approximate amounts are to be paid out of student pocket to maintain good standing in the program:

  • Books: Cost depends on edition (current or older and if electronic version): ~$1,500
  • Castlebranch (formerly Certified Background): Documentation is $171 at start of program. For immunizations, physical exams, CV, licenses, etc cost is $200 (up to 2 times in program during clinical)
  • Precordial/esophageal earpiece: $85 (end of second semester)
  • National Certification Exam fee (at end of program): $995
  • Cost of RN license if rotating to a state not associated with Maine (compact state designated by the state boards of nursing): could be anywhere from $100–$500 because fingerprinting in some states is expensive
  • Self Evaluation Exam: $250 paid by program for first time; students will pay for all subsequent exams.
  • Outside face-to-face review course: Valley is approximately $900. Other course fees may vary.

MSNA program also has fees that are included as part of tuition and fees every semester. At the current time, the following fees with approximate amounts are paid by the program:

  • AANA Associate Member Fee (start of program): $200
  • Lab supplies (throughout the program): $1,500
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Recertification course (at end of second semester): $250
  • Name badges (at end of second semester): $10
  • Lab coats (at end of second semester): $25
  • Medatrax case tracking fee (during clinical): $525
  • APEX review course: $395

Finance Your Education

We are here to help you finance your online education so that you can earn a degree that's convenient, affordable, and still allows you to balance all of the other important aspects of your life. Several options exist to help you meet your educational costs. Student Financial Services has also created a step-by-step process for applying for aid.

Contact Student Financial Services

For information about the financial aid process call (207) 602-2342 or email Student Financial Services.

If you are planning to utilize Veteran's Education Benefits, please explore information and requirements.

Health Insurance

Students are required to enroll in UNE's Student Medical Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable insurance is demonstrated and waiver is completed online (2020-2021 Academic Year waiver/enrollment session is from July 1 through August 14, 2020). 

The cost for UNE's 2020–2021 annual health insurance policy for graduate/professional students (except first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students) is $4,174 for the 9/01/2020–8/31/2021 coverage period. Due to a longer academic year, health insurance rates for first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students is $4,883. Students whose program (MSNA, PA, MSOT) begins in Summer 2020 are charged $1,044 for the summer coverage period of 6/01/2020–8/31/2020, and then the annual coverage rate of $4,174. Students enrolled in the new PSM in Ocean Food Systems Program are charged $1,129 for summer coverage period of 5/20/2020–8/31/2020, and then the annual coverage rate of $4,174, to be determined for the new academic year. Students should waive/enroll for the summer semester (beginning in April) and then re-enroll/waive for the following academic year, starting on July 1. Dependents can be added for an additional surcharge (please contact for more information and breakdowns by semester, if applicable).

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