2022-2023 Master of Science Nurse Anesthesia Costs

Direct Costs

First Year

Credits 43
Tuition $67,940
General Service and Lab Fees $2,010
Malpractice Insurance $60
Total Direct Costs $70,010

Tuition calculations above are based on a per-credit rate of $1,580.

Second Year

Credits 9
Tuition $14,220
General Service and Lab Fees $2,010
Malpractice Insurance $60
Total Direct Costs $16,290

Third Year

Credits 2
Tuition $3,160
General Service and Lab Fees $680
Malpractice Insurance $60
Total Direct Costs $3,900

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):

First Year

  • $14,850 Room and Board
  • $4,800 Transportation/Travel costs
  • $2,750 Personal/Misc. costs

Second Year

  • $16,200 Room and Board
  • $4,800 Transportation/Travel costs
  • $3,000 Personal/Misc.

Third Year

  • $5,400 Room and Board
  • $1,600 Transportation/Travel costs
  • $1,000 Personal/Misc. costs

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.

The M.S.N.A. 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

Additional Information

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.

Veteran's Benefits

If you are planning to utilize Veteran's Education Benefits, please explore our 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.

Open Enrollment/Waiver Periods

College of Osteopathic Medicine


All Other Graduate Programs


The cost for UNE's 2022–2023 annual health insurance policy for graduate/professional students (except first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students) is $4,174 for the 9/01/2022–8/31/2023 coverage period. Due to a longer academic year, the health insurance rate for first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine students is $4,883 for coverage beginning on 7/1/2022–8/31/2023. 

New students whose program (P.S.M., M.S.N.A., PA, M.S.O.T.) begins in Summer 2022 are charged $1,155 for the summer coverage period of 05/23/2022-8/31/2022, and then the annual coverage rate of $4,174 (with the fall tuition billing) for coverage from 9/1/2022–8/31/2023. Students enrolled in the new PSM in Ocean Food Systems Program are charged $1,224 for summer coverage period of 5/17/2022–8/31/2023, and then the annual coverage rate of $4,174 for coverage from 9/1/2022–8/31/2023. New 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. Email Carrie Bernier at cbernier@une.edu for more information and breakdowns by semester, if applicable.


Student Financial Services

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

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