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Tuition and Financial Aid

DNAP student at Mayo Clinic practicing anesthesia during a simulation training event

Full program costs

The full, multi-year program cost for the 39-month Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program is $69,319. This total includes tuition, fees, books, and exams. It does not include personal costs, such as housing, food, and transportation.

First-year cost of attendance

Estimated first-year student expenses (9.5 months) for the 2024-2025 academic year of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program:

Direct expenses (paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Tuition* $22,860
Program fee* $550
Total estimated cost for direct expenses $23,410
Indirect expenses (not paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,000
Housing and food ($2,020/month) $19,190
Home internet ($55/month, plus $50 one-time install fee) $573
Personal and miscellaneous ($565/month) $5,368
Transportation ($350/month) $3,325
Total estimated cost for indirect expenses $29,456
Total net cost of attendance
Total estimated single student budget (direct + indirect expenses) $52,866‬

*Note: Tuition and fees are the only budget items directly billed to you. Adjust remaining budget items accordingly to align with your individual household budget needs. Exact tuition bill amounts are subject to change and are dependent on program curriculum.

Budget information

Estimated budget information is provided to allow you to completely prepare for your education. The estimated budget is the estimated cost of education-related expenses.

  • Personal and miscellaneous expenses include clothing, laundry and cleaning, personal hygiene and grooming, recreation, renter's insurance, student health insurance, and disability insurance.
  • Transportation expenses include gas, oil, maintenance, and insurance. 
  • Federal student loan fee is the average amount based on prior year borrowers and are a percentage of the total loan amount.
  • Dependent care and other expenses may be added to the budget on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation. Contact Mayo Clinic's Financial Aid Office for further information.

Living expenses

You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.

Housing is provided during the senior off-campus rotation.

Health insurance

Students are offered low-cost comprehensive medical insurance, including a prescription drug plan, as well as dental and vision insurance.

Outside work

Outside employment during the program is possible, although the rigorous nature of the program makes working more than a supplemental position challenging. Employment as a nurse anesthetist while a student in our program is forbidden.

Financial aid

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers financial incentives for students to participate in some of its health sciences education programs. Scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans may be available for those who demonstrate financial need.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar can provide more details about financial aid or incentives offered for the DNAP Program.