The student is responsible for the cost of tuition, acceptance/supplies/technology fee, uniforms, textbooks, analog wrist watch with second hand, socks, uniform shoes, stethoscope, laptop computer, school supplies, and incidentals. Transportation, health insurance, medical expenses, meals, living accommodations, and personal clothing are also the responsibility of the student. Accepted students are required to have an email address. All fees stated below are non-refundable. There is no on-campus living space available for students.
$ 15350for one year program
Out of State
$ 17,350for one year program
Items marked with an * are approximations. Actual costs may vary.
Submit Application Fee with the application. This fee includes the cost of the pre-entrance Aptitude for the Practical Nursing exam and a PA State Criminal History Record Check. See “Admissions” page to download an application.
Applicants may retake the pre-entrance exam one time in a one year period if a passing score is not achieved. To schedule a exam retake, submit a letter requesting the opportunity to retake the Admission Test and include the $40 fee. The fee must be paid to schedule the repeat test session.
Tuition may be paid in full prior to starting the program OR the student may opt to pay tuition according to the schedule below. There is one academic year – 50 weeks. However the tuition is paid according to two enrollment periods. This is set up to allow adequate availability of financial aid.
First enrollment period – includes Level I through Level IV. There are two tuition payments in this enrollment period.
In State Students – The first tuition payment, $5114.00, is due one month prior to starting the program. The second payment, $5114.00, is due at the midway point of the first enrollment period.
Out of State Students – Two tuition payments of $5780.00/payment.
Second Enrollment period – includes Level V and VI.
In State Students – The third tuition payment, $2561.00, is due prior to starting Level V. The final tuition payment, $2561.00, is due prior to starting Level VI.
Out of State Students – Two Tuition payments of $2895.00/payment.
A textbook and online learning resource list and instructions for ordering will be provided on the program’s orientation day. Students are responsible to have current editions of textbooks and online resources by the first day of the program.
Preparation for Clinical Experiences - approximately $400 (Cost varies by student insurance coverage)
Medical Terminology Course - highly recommended - FCCTC Adult Ed Course - $225 + textbook, other options.
Required to enter Practical Nursing Program if not passing Medical Terminology Challenge Test during Admission Testing. Recommended for anyone considering employment in any health care program. A Med Term course is offered by the FCCTC Adult Education Office – 717-263-9033 x 227. Call for current cost.
For an online course option, call the PN Program office. The online course is offered through Wilson College. Call for current cost.
Students may choose any school offering 3 or more college credit course. Course should be current within last 5 years. Highly recommended for all incoming students for best success in the PN Program.
Transfer Fee – $100 For students who were admitted to the Program, attended orientation, and then requested transfer to the next class. The student may request transfer one time from the original acceptance.
Readmission Fee – $100 For students leaving the Program, after starting, and requesting readmission. Requests for readmission are processed on a case-by-case basis. Readmission is not guaranteed.
Knowledge Competency Testing – $30 per test For students requesting readmission to the Program who have previously completed PN courses successfully.
Skills Competency Evaluation – $100 For students requesting readmission to the Program who have previously complete PN courses successfully.
Documentation Updates for Readmitted Students – $120 + This cost varies based on student health insurance and status of required documents. Documents that may require updates include Physical Exam, Immunizations, Tuberculosis Screening and PPD, Influenza Vaccine, PA State Police Background Check ($22.60), FBI Clearance ($22.50), Child Abuse Clearance ($8), CPR ($50 – 80), Chambersburg Hospital Clinical Privileges (no cost). Prices are subject to change.
Textbook/Uniform Costs for readmission (cost varies) – readmitted student agrees to purchase required textbook editions, extend or renew access to online resources, purchase new uniforms and accessories as required by the Cohort Student Handbook and Orientation Materials.
The student admitted for advanced standing is responsible for the following costs:
Application Fee – $90
Competency Testing – $25 per test for course seeking advanced standing
Skills Competency Demonstration – $100
Preparation for Clinical Experiences (costs same as for newly admitted student) – see tab above
The following Miscellaneous Fees vary by student/graduate request:
Entrance Exam Retake – $40
Transcript Request Fee – $5
Forms Request Fee – $5
Returned Check Program Fee – $50
Returned Check Bank Fee – $35 (can vary)
Copy – $0.30 per copy
Additional Print Copies ($10 for 150, $20 for 300, $24 for 400)
Credit Card Usage Convenience Fee – 3% of transaction charged
Class/Clinical/Skills Lab Required Make- Up time – $50/hr
Library Book (Lost or Damaged) – replacement cost
A laptop computer is required to access online resources and complete online testing when in the classroom. Tablets are allowed for use in the classroom, cellphone use in the classroom is not allowed. Some required resources may not be suitable for the tablet or the phone.
Minimum requirements on the laptop (do not recommend a Chromebook):
- Wireless Capability
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit CPU, 2 GB for 64-bit processor or higher
- Browsers: Google Chrome 49+, Firefox 44.0+, Safari 9.0+, Internet Explorer 11.0,
Microsoft Edge 25+ (Macintosh users: Google Chrome recommended)
- Broadband Connection with 1 Mbps or higher
- Video Card: At least 64MB of video memory
- Sound Card: At least 64-bit
- Adobe Flash Player 10.0+ plug-in
- Adobe Reader 9.0+
- Adobe Shockwave
- Disable pop-up blockers Macintosh
- Platform: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or higher with latest updates installed
- Processor: 1.83 Intel Core Duo, i5, i7, or faster PC-Compatible
- Platform: Windows 10 or higher with latest updates installed
- Processor: 1.83 Intel Core Duo, i5, i7, or faster iPad
- Versions: iPad 2+, iPad Air+, iPad Mini 2+, iPad Pro
- iOS: 9.0 or higher with latest updates installed
as of 11/18
The Program participates in the US Dept. of Education Direct Loan Program, which offers Federal Direct Loans and Pell Grants for eligible students. Students desiring financial aid must attend a Financial Aid Workshop to determine eligibility and understand responsibilities regarding loan management. All students should carefully consider his/her financial resources to pay for this education and are encouraged to borrow the minimum amount of loan money needed. All student loans must be repaid back to the U.S. Government. The Financial Aid Administrator and Financial Aid Associate are good resources to assist you with this planning process. Information about the workshop will be included in the orientation letter sent to students accepted into the program.
Attention Military Veterans and Families. The Program proudly supports our veterans! Several faculty members are veterans or have children currently serving. The program has been approved for Veterans Education for many years. Through recent legislation, post-9/11 GI Benefits are now available for non-degree educational programs. Please call if you need assistance in coordinating these benefits. PA National Guard members may also qualify for educational benefits.
The program makes every attempt to assist students to find scholarships and grants. Students have benefited from the generosity of those who donate to PHEF Nursing Education Grants and Edna B. McKenzie Grants for Disadvantaged Students. The FCCTC Alumni offers an annual scholarship. Past students have received various scholarships from organizations such as Philanthropic Education Organization, Pennsylvania Association for Practical Nurse Administrators, local Social Organizations, Chambersburg Hospital, Menno Haven, and Shook Home. Eligible students have received WIA and Trade funds through Pennsylvania Career Link.
Financial Aid Procedure
It is recommended that the student delay the financial aid process until attending a PN Program Financial Aid Workshop. This workshop is provided at no cost to the student. Attendance of spouses, significant others, and parents is welcomed.
Attend the Financial Aid Workshop – Required for all students seeking Financial Aid. Dates and times will be listed in the orientation letter.
Apply for FSA ID at least 3 days business days before attending a financial aid workshop — FAFSA
Gainful Employment – Title IV Program Integrity
- Franklin County Career and Technology Center OPEID: 00791600
- Department of Education Classification of Instructional Program or CIP code is 51.3901 Practical Nursing Program (Certificate Program)
- Length of Program: Full time – 12 months
Program Costs for 2018/19 – Tuition (Instate) $14,850, (Out of State) $16,850, Room and Board (estimated living off-campus – no on campus housing available) $12,240, Commuter Costs $4398, Books $800, Acceptance/Supplies/Technology Fee $400, Uniforms $100 – $150, Uniform Accessories (socks, shoes, analog watch, stethoscope) approx. $150 , Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (varies by individual) $3468, Loan Fees (Federal Direct Loan fees charged by the Dept of Ed) $157. Total Cost of Attendance for Independent Student $36,663 (note: this is not the tuition). Expenses are estimated for the one year the student is enrolled in the program and may vary according to living accommodations and support systems.
- Median Loan Debt – Students 2016/17 – $12002
- Housing – not available
- On time completion rate (completing in one year) for 2016/17 Students – 70.1%
- Job Placement Rate for 2016/17 Graduates – 100% for those seeking employment.
- The Standard Occupational Code or SOC code for LPN/LVNs is 29-2061. Use this code to obtain more information about this profession on the websites listed below:
- Gainful employment – U. S. Department of Labor O*Net here
- Occupational Outlook for Licensed Practical Nurses – Summary Report for the Licensed Practical/Licensed Vocational Nurse