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Is nursing school expensive?

Community colleges are the least expensive way to go. Seventy percent of nurses educated in California graduate from community colleges. The tuition at community colleges is about $12 per unit.

Four-year schools are around $2,200 per year and the UC’s are about $4,400 for tuition. But don’t let these numbers scare you. The fact is, universities and larger colleges sometimes have the best programs for helping you afford school. Four-year degrees offer even greater opportunities in nursing than community college degrees.

There’s lots of money out there to help you pay for tuition, housing, meals, books, etc. You just have to put in a little effort to get it.

Check out "Paying for School" on this site to find out where some of the money is.

And...never cross a school off of your list because of cost.