Program Costs

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.

In State

$ 16,150

per year
  • Acceptance/Supplies/Technology
  • Tuition
  • Books & Online Learning Resources*
  • Clinical and Business Attire Uniforms*

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Out of State

$ 18,150

per year
  • Acceptance/Supplies/Technology
  • Tuition
  • Books & Online Learning Resources*
  • Clinical and Business Attire Uniforms*

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Items marked with an * are approximations. Actual costs may vary.

Application Fee (includes Admission Test) - $90

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.

Aptitude for Practical Nursing Exam (Retake) Fee – $40

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.

Acceptance / Supplies / Technology Fee -$400 (subject to change)

Submit fee with an acceptance letter to secure position in the class offered. This is the only fee that is charged to the applicant on admission. This fee covers the cost of clinical liability insurance, bandage scissors, name tag, parking tag, supplies used in the skills lab, YES – Your Educational Success Course (student preparation for success in nursing education), “end of level” standardized testing materials, computer lab fee, and graduation costs. These fees are non-refundable.  If the student should withdraw and reenter within the program within 6 months, the fee may be eligible for transferring to the new class.

Tuition for 2018-19 – Instate $14850, Out of state $16850

The first enrollment period includes Level I through Level IV. The first tuition payment, $4947.00, is due one month prior to beginning the program. The second payment, $4947.00, is due at the midway point of the first enrollment period.

Out of State Students – Two tuition payments of $5613.00/payment.

The second enrollment period includes Level V and VI. The third tuition payment, $2478.00, is due prior to starting Level V. The final tuition payment, $2478.00, is due prior to starting Level VI.

Out of State Students – Two Tuition payments of $2812.00/payment.

Books and Online Learning Resources – approximately $850

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.

Clinical and Business Attire Uniforms – approximately $100 – 150

Students are required to wear the clinical uniform in skills lab and in most clinical areas. Uniform information about the type of uniform and how to purchase is provided at the Program Orientation. Students are required to purchase a minimum of two uniforms prior to starting the program. Uniform tops and pants may not be returnable – check with the company about the return policy.
A business attire uniform is also required. This includes a navy blue polo shirt with school logo and Cherokee brand, khaki colored scrub pants. The Program requires a minimum purchase of one uniform set.  Students enrolled recommend purchase of 2-3 pants and top.

Math Review Course – $60

Required for accepted students with low math scores on the Aptitude Exam. All applicants and enrolled students are welcome to attend. Call for scheduled class dates. The Math Course is 4 sessions, 2 hours each session.  The session topics include review of fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, averaging, and word problems.  A written math test will be given on the last session.  A 75% or higher score must be achieved to get a certificate.

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Medical Terminology Course - required

Pre-requisite to enter Practical Nursing Program. 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.

For an online course option, call the PN Program office.  The online course is offered through Wilson College.

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 is a good resource 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 not begin the financial aid process until attending a Program Financial Aid Workshop 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

Complete the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

School Code is 015456 for Franklin County Career and Tech Center

Complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at the Student Loans government website.

School code for MPN is G07916

Seek other Scholarships and Grants at Finaid

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