Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

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.


$450 Per Credit Hour (part-time or full-time) Regardless of Residence or enrollment status [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $450 - $7,650 per semester]

Course Fees1

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

Testing Fee2 $115 per course
Lab Equipment Fee for N311, N312 and N321 $50 for each course
Clinical Fee3 $10 per clinical course
Graduation Fee $185

Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 for Each Test

Portfolio Fee

$100 per Credit Hour

Audit Fee $50 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
Parking Free

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

2Testing Fee: ATI Nursing Education [Standardized Testing, Comprehensive Predictor, NCLEX-RN Live Review, Skills Modules, Video Case Studies, Drug Guide]

3Clinical Fee: Clinical Placement

Student Insurance: Lakeview strongly encourages all students to carry health insurance that meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement. Resources - For more information on some possible health care plans view below:

4Charleston Students [effective Spring 2020 - students enrolled in Lakeview nursing program prior to Spring 2020]

  • Student Fees - Charleston students enrolled in twelve (12) credit hours are charged a flat fee of $450.00 for services for services per semester at EIU [recreation center, computer labs, library, health services, union center, campus improvement, etc.) Students who are enrolled in less than twelve (12) credit hours will be charged a prorated fee of $37.50 per credit hour each semester.
  • Health Insurance Fee - all inquires related to EIU Student Insurance should be directed to the Student Insurance Officer at EIU by calling 217-581-5290. The rate is established by EIU. Students have the option to waive the EIU Health Insurance Fee each semester.


Other Expenses

Semester I (Courses 311, 312, 313, 314)


Includes: Books ($800)

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

Electronic device ($700) [Laptop - see required specs at].

Semester 2 (Courses 321, 322, 323, 324)


Includes: Books

Semester 3 (Courses 431, 432, 433, 434)


Includes: Books

Semester 4 (Courses 441, 442, 443, 444)


Includes: Books ($165)

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

Travel to Clinical Sites

Optional Expenses (approximate costs)

Oto-Opthalmascope                                                                                                                                                                                $275
ACLS Certification  (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                          $150
PALS Certification (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                               $150


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. Uniforms are purchased through a vendor, currently Star Uniform.