Invest In Yourself

At ECPI University, we understand that paying for college can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be an obstacle to your success. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to helping bridge the affordability gap. Our goal is to help make college expenses both affordable and predictable.

Begin Earning Sooner

Accelerated programs don’t just save you time, they also save you money. At ECPI University you can graduate faster, which means you can enter your career field much sooner. While your peers are still in 4-year schools paying for tuition, books and room & board, you could be earning a salary and gaining valuable experience in the workforce. The average time to graduation is 2.6 years* at ECPI University vs. 5.1 years* as the median for traditional 4 year colleges. How much is your time worth?

Source: | Time to Degree – 2016

Value of in demand skills

Science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare, or STEM + H, are some of the most in demand career fields. That is why ECPI University specializes in offering programs in these areas. When you learn a skill employers are looking for, you can expect to have more opportunities when searching for a career.

In 2017, LinkedIn did a report on the industries with the highest median annual wages. Check out the list to the right.*

*Source: | The Best-Paying Jobs And Industries In the U.S.

Tuition Assistance

Financial assistance is available to help students pay for their education. Student aid is awarded based on the applicant’s need. Financial aid programs include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work Study.

Other financial assistance programs include:

  • Grants and Federal Student Loan Programs
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Work-Study
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Virginia Employment Commission Grants
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Job Location and Development
  • Tuition Assistance Student Loan Program (TASL)

Tuition Costs

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Degree NameTuition Per Semester
Computer and Information Science$8,292
Electronics Engineering Technology$8,292
Mechanical Engineering Technology$8,292
Master of Science in Information Systems$6,480
Systems Engineering Master$6,480
Master of Science in Cybersecurity$6,480
Degree NameTuition Per Semester
Practical Nursing$9,264
ADN Nursing$9,452
RN to BSN$250 / $444*
BS Nursing (Traditional)$8,592
BS to BSN*$10,908*
Master of Science in Nursing$6,480
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner$4,896

* BS to BSN Tuition Cost is per Quarter. RN to BSN Tuition Cost is per Credit Hour ($250 for the first six Arts and Sciences courses and $444 all NUR courses and Arts and Sciences courses subsequent to the first six courses)

Health Science
Degree NameTuition Per Semester
AAS Emergency Medical Services$5,256
BS Radiologic Sciences$7,452
Dental Assisting$7,452
Medical Assisting$7,452
Health Information Management$7,452
Healthcare Administration$7,452
Surgical Technology$8,292
Diagnostic Medical Sonography$9,264
Physical Therapist Assistant$9,264
Massage Therapy$527.50*
Medical Radiography$9,264

* Massage Therapy Tuition Cost is per Credit Hour.

Degree NameTuition Per Semester
BS Business Administration$8,292
BS Organizational Leadership$8,292
MS Management$6,480
MS Business Administration$6,480
Criminal Justice
Degree NameTuition Per Semester
Criminal Justice$7,452
Culinary Arts
Degree NameTuition Per Semester
Food Service Management$7,452
Culinary Arts$8,292
Culinary Arts and Applied Nutrition$8,292
Baking and Pastry Arts$8,292

*Programs offered at the Northern Virginia campus are an additional $240 per semester.

Low Fees

At other colleges, fees can sometimes add 10-30% to the total cost of your education. At ECPI University, we keep our fee’s low and tell you about them up-front.

Technology Fee: Only $450 ($510 BSN, Nursing ADN and Practical Nursing / $285 for graduate programs, $342 for MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner)/ Semester
The Technology fee includes the use of mobile computing devices, learning platforms, technology support, and other technology equipment necessary to complete courses.
Textbooks: $0
Use of textbooks and electronic textbooks for the time needed to complete your courses is provided at no cost. If you wish to permanently own your textbooks, you may purchase them from ECPI University’s bookstore, or any other retailer you choose.
Additional Fees for Undergraduate Students
  • Application Fee, one-time non-refundable fee: $15
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Background Check Fee (applicable programs): Varies
  • High School, GED or College Transcript Request: Fee Varies
  • Tuition Deposit - $135 required for Practical Nursing, Associate Nursing, and Traditional BS Nursing only. If tuition is paid entirely by third party funding sources, providing that documentation satisfies that deposit requirement.
  • California Student Tuition Recovery Fund - $0.50 per $1,000 of institutional charge
Additional Fees for Graduate Students
  • Application Fee, one-time non-refundable fee: $15
  • Registration Fee, $35
  • Transcript Fee, per copy: $10 for urgent handling, $6 Parchment - shipping varies, and $5 for normal processing
  • Certification Fee: $15 per certification (limit two)
  • Credit Reinstatement Fee: $250/credit
  • Preparatory/Foundational Course(s): $250 per credit, after Graduate Admissions review. Student may be required to take one or more foundational courses
  • MBA Fast Track course(s): $100 per course
  • Master’s Preparatory course(s) are billed at the undergraduate Technology Fee rate of $450.
  • California Student Tuition Recovery Fund - $0.50 per $1,000 of institutional charge

Ways to make college more affordable

  • Explore Tuition Reimbursement – Much of ECPI University’s success has been built upon its relationships with employers. Many of them have been so pleased with the graduates they have hired that they now offer all of their employees the opportunity to attend ECPI University. Contact the admissions office to see if your employer participates.
  • Scholarships – We offer a variety of scholarships to help fund the cost of your education. In 2017, ECPI University awarded more than $9 million to our students. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.
  • Talk with an ECPI University Student Finance Advisor – Need help exploring your options? ECPI University Student Finance Advisors are experts in their field. They can help you with the search.