Cost & Aid
Below are our estimated rates to pursue a BSN through the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Nursing Program at Aquinas College and scholarship information to help support you financially on the way to your future.

An important note about financial aid:

Since nursing students are University of Detroit Mercy students taking classes on Aquinas’ campus, all financial aid is from UDM. Nursing students pay UDM tuition and Aquinas College food and housing rates.
Nursing students are not eligible to receive Aquinas College academic or athletic scholarships. Additionally, nursing students whose parents are alumni of Aquinas are not eligible to receive the Aquinas Alumni Scholarship.
Students who apply for admission to the UDM nursing program at Aquinas are automatically considered for all UDM scholarships and grants.
When completing the FAFSA, families should list UDM and its school code (002323)

Estimated rates for the 2024-2025 academic year

Estimated UDM tuition rate  $32,946
Estimated Aquinas College food & housing rate $11,680
Estimated required Aquinas fee $800
Estimated total direct costs for students living on campus $45,426


Freshmen Scholarships

Incoming freshman merit scholarships are awarded based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Activities and interests
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • Educational goals

Scholarships for incoming freshmen students range from $8,000 to $15,000.

Campus Visit Grant

High school students who make an official visit to Aquinas to learn about the UDM nursing program by May 1 of their senior year will be awarded the $1,000 campus visit grant upon enrollment in the UDM nursing program at Aquinas. This grant is available for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate tuition.

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Catholic Education University Grant

Students who attended a Catholic school from grades 1-12 are eligible to receive $2,000 a year. Students who attended and graduated from a Catholic high school (grades 9-12 only) are eligible to receive $1,000 a year. This grant is available each year for a total of four years of full-time undergraduate tuition.

Transfer Scholarships

All of our full-time University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) nursing transfer students at Aquinas receive a scholarship from UDM. The criteria used to assess the amount is determined by your transfer grade point average.

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