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Tuition and Fees

Nursing education is an investment in your future, resulting in higher earning potential and greater career choices. Lakeview College of Nursing actively works to keep costs down while maintaining high standards.

Tuition

$440 Per Credit Hour Regardless of Residence [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $440 - $7,480]

Course Fees1,2

$65 Per Credit Hour* [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $65 - $1,105]

Testing Fee3 $115 per course
Lab Equipment Fee for N201 and N210 $50 for each course [$100 total for both courses]
Graduation Fee $185

Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 for Each Test

Portfolio Fee

$100 per Credit Hour

Late Registration Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $50
Returned Check Fee $30
Lost of Misplaced Clinical ID Badge $25
Lost or Misplaced Key Fob $25


1Course Fees: Orientation, Technology, Simulation, Library, Student Activity Fee, Assessment, Health Record Maintenance, Student Malpractice Insurance, Facilities

2Please Note: (Charleston Students) LCN Charleston students are charged additional fees by Eastern Illinois University. Charleston students have access to several services offered by EIU (recreation center, computer labs, library, health services, union center, etc.) Charleston students must check their billing for fees through EIU's PAWS system. Students have access access to PAWS from: EIU’s home page: http://www.eiu.edu or the PAWS website: http://www.eiu.edu/paws . New students will need their EIU Net ID and Net Password in order to access PAWS. Following the Lakeview deadline to drop courses, Lakeview reimburses EIU $65 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours per semester) for student fees reflected on EIU billing statement.  This reimbursement does not include any fees assessed by EIU for campus improvement, parking fees, library fees, etc.  A student will not be able to register for the next semester if they have an outstanding account with EIU.

3Testing Fee: ATI Nursing Education [Standardized Testing, Comprehensive Predictor, NCLEX-RN Live Review, Skills Modules, Video Case Studies, Drug Guide]

Student Insurance Fee (Charleston Students): 

All inquiries related to EIU Student Insurance should be directed to the Student Insurance Office at EIU by calling 217-581-5290. Rate is established by EIU and is subject to change.

Other Expenses

Semester I

$2,120

Includes: Books ($770)

Scrub Uniforms, White Coat, Shoes, Penlight, Watch with a second hand, Bandage scissors, Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff with Sphygmomanometer ($350)

Electronic device ($1000) [Laptop - see required specs at https://www.lakeviewcol.edu/technology].

Semester II

$525

Includes: Books

Semester III

$75

Includes: Books

Semester IV

$540

Includes: Books ($190)

Nursing License Costs: Fingerprinting, NCLEX Exam, Illinois Nursing License  ($350)

Optional Expenses

Oto-Opthalmascope (approximately $275)

Offered during semester 4:
ACLS Certification (approximately $150, cost set by private vendor)
PALS Certification (approximately $150, cost set by private vendor)

 

Please Note:

Books, equipment, etc. may be purchased through the Follett Bookstore at Danville Area Community College - 217-443-8759, the Eastern Illinois University Union Bookstore - 217-581-5821, or another vendor.


Payment of Tuition and Fees

Accounts are due and payable in full on or before the date specified on the semester invoice, in accordance with the academic calendar. Students Account Statements are mailed once and thereafter, students may log into their online student account (SONIS) to view their account statements. Students who do not pay in full, enroll in the tuition payment plan, and/or demonstrate approved financial aid coverage before the date specified will be dropped from all courses. Any funding sources received on the student's behalf, and processed by Lakeview College of Nursing, shall first be applied to any outstanding current balance of the direct cost of tuition, fees and books.

Payment methods:

  • Cash, check, debit/credit card payment to the LCN cashier in person/mail/phone.
  • Established third-party payment agreement (such as College Illinois, Veterans Benefits, WIA, Vocational Rehab, etc.).
  • Utilization of the Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS), formerly FACTS, tuition payment plan (enrollment fee applies). To enroll in the NBS Payment Plan please fill out the form located on their website: http://mycollegepaymentplan.com/lakeview/ You will need the balance due and student ID number to complete the form. Please contact the cashier at 217-709-0922 or studentaccounts@lakeviewcol.edu if you have any questions. Students must maintain prompt monthly payments to be eligible for continued payments through NBS.
  • Confirmation of approved private educational loan from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Authorized financial aid (completed and verified file) and/or scholarship award at a level to fully cover tuition and fee costs. Please refer to the Financial Aid section for more information. Students must use financial aid for semester intended. (e.g. It is not possible for students to use current semester loan monies for a previous semester).

All fiscal obligations must be cleared prior to registration for a subsequent term and prior to graduation on both campuses. Failure to make restitution will result in your ability to progress, or holding of diploma, transcripts, and Certification of Education form sent to the State by the College which allows you to sit for the NCLEX examination.


Refunds

All refunds will be requested through the Cashier and approved through the Business Office periodically throughout the semester All refunds will be issued in the form of a check. Students should come prepared to meet their school/living expenses prior to issuance of refund checks. Emergency loans will not be issued at any time.

All student accounts will be refunded in accordance with established College procedures:

  • 100% Refund - If the initiation and completion of the withdrawal is made through the Director of Enrollment/Registrar by Noon as follows:  by the end of the 2nd class week within a 15 week semester; by the end of the 1st week of class for summer session; and by the Monday following the 1st class meeting for weekend format courses. No refund will be given for withdrawals made after the deadlines stated above.
  • Military Benefits - Special Circumstances: A soldier ordered into service by the Government will need to speak with the Business Office.
  • Federal Aid in excess of your statement of accounts will be refunded to you once the funds are received from the federal government. Refund checks are generally available 30 days after the start of classes each semester.
  • Private Education funds are received electronically by the College and posted directly to the student’s LCN statement of account. In case of a credit balance, a refund check will be generated at that time.
  • Each semester, all credit balances will be refunded in a timely manner. No balances will be carried forward to another semester.
  • The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

State and/or Accrediting Agency Refund Rule
The State of Illinois has not established a mandated refunding rule for private colleges.

The Higher Learning Commission as an accrediting agency has not established a refund rule.

Federal Refund Rule (Return of Title IV Funds)
The Department of Education mandates that unearned federal financial aid funds are returned to the specific program if a student withdraws from all coursework in a semester (Requirements of 34 CFR 668.22). The amount of the refund is determined by days of the semester that the student was in attendance versus the remaining days (after withdrawal) until the semester ends. Students are notified by mail of their debt to the Department of Education. This debt must be paid in a timely manner in order for the student to receive future financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details regarding this policy.