• Greater Lowell Technical School
    Practical Nurse Program
    Program Costs

    Total Cost of Program

    In‐District $6,500 downpayment of $3,000 due by July 3, 2020

    • Seat Reservation - $500
    • Student Fee - $500
    • Drug Testing - $50
    • In‐District Tuition - $6,500
    • Health immunizations/physical - Varies
    • Textbooks (required) - $1,000 (approximately)
    • Uniforms (required) - $150 (approximately)
    • NCLEX-Review (MANDATORY) - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $5,500

    Out‐of‐District $9,500 downpayment of $3,500 due by July 3, 2020

    • Seat Reservation - $500
    • Student Fee - $500
    • Drug Testing - $50
    • Out‐of-District Tuition - $9,500
    • Health immunizations/physical - Varies
    • Textbooks (required) - $1,000 (approximately)
    • Uniforms (required) - $150 (approximately)
    • NCLEX-Review (MANDATORY) - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $6,000

    Out‐of‐State $10,500 downpayment of $3,500 due by July 3, 2020

    • Seat Reservation - $500
    • Student Fee - $500
    • Drug Testing - $50
    • Out‐of-State Tuition - $10,500
    • Health immunizations/physical - Varies
    • Textbooks (required) - $1,000 (approximately)
    • Uniforms (required) - $150 (approximately)
    • NCLEX-Review (MANDATORY) - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $6,000

    Seat Reservation ($500), Student Fee ($500), Drug Testing Fee ($50) and NCLEX Review ($300) = $1,350
    Must be paid within two weeks of acceptance letter


    Financial Information

    Financial Information The tuition for the Fall 2021 Practical Nursing Program, both days and evenings/weekends will be $6,500 for in-district students with a downpayment of $3,000; $9,500 for out-of-district students with a downpayment of $3,500; $10,500 for out-of-state students with a downpayment of $3,500. In addition to the tuition cost, there will be a seat reservation, testing & remediation fee, drug testing fee and NCLEX Review of $1,350. Please remember that this $1,350 fee is not part of the tuition. Please be aware that financial aid cannot be used to pay your downpayment. All payments are required to be made in the form of a bank check, money order, personal check or credit card (MC or VISA). No cash will be accepted.

     

    The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountablility Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) changed the amount of tuition and fee charges which can be reported to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Effective July 1, 2015, public institutions of higher education must charge qualifing veterans, dependents and eligible individuals tuition and fees at the rate for in-state residents.

    In accordance with Sec. 103 of The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018:

    Greater Lowell Technical School permits any covered individual* to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a "certificate of eligibility" can also include a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

    1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

    2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

    *covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

    Greater Lowell Technical School  does not penalize Chapter 31 or 33 students if/when the VA is late making payments.  Greater Lowell Technical School does not have any policies in place that would do any of the folloinwg while waiting for VA payments:

    Prevent enrolling

    Assessing a late penalty fee

    Requiring alternative or additional sources of funding

    Denies access to school resources

    In order to prevent outstanding student accounts, Chapter 31 or 33 students must:

    Submit a COE or Statement of Benefits by the first day of classes

    Submit a written request to be certified

    Provide any additional  information needed for certification

    GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill 

     


    Refund/Withdrawal Policy

    As per the refund/withdrawal policy determined by the School Committee, students who withdraw from the Practical Nursing Program must give written notice.

    Refunds on tuition will be made on the following basis:

    • on or before the first class, tuition and fees will be refunded 100%, less $100 for processing costs;
    • during the first week of the program, August 18, 2020-August 26, 2020, 70% of tuition will be refunded;
    • during the second & third week of the program, August 27, 2020-September 11, 2020, 30% of the tuition will be refunded;
    • after September 11, 2020, no refund will be issued.

    Please be aware that the refund percentages apply to the full tuition costs of the program, not a refund of the amount you have paid.

    Refunds, when due, are made without requiring a request from the student. Refunds when due are made within 45 days.

    Financial Aid Implications:

    When a financial aid recipient withdraws from the program, Greater Lowell Technical School is required to apply a pro-rated reduction on the financial aid that had been awarded. This pro-ration is calculated based on the number of scheduled hours as of the date of the withdrawal. This pro-ration is required to be in effect through the 60% point in the period of enrollment. The effect of this policy is that even if you have a financial aid award that covers your institutional costs, you will most likely have a balance with Greater Lowell Technical School if you withdraw.  Also, repayment of Direct Student Loans will begin 6 months from student's last day of attendance.  Please see the Financial Aid Handbook for more details and example of how this is applied.


    Starting Salaries for LPN’s

    Beginning salaries vary depending on the health care organization, specialization of the individual nurse, and the previous education and experience of each graduate. According to the Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017, www.bls.gov/oes/, the Massachusetts annual mean wage is $57,800, with an hourly rate of $27.79.