• Greater Lowell Technical School
    Practical Nurse Program
    Program Costs

    Total Cost of Program

    In‐District $6,500 downpayment of $3,000 due by July 5, 2019

    • 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 - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $5,200

    Out‐of‐District $9,500 downpayment of $3,500 due by July 5, 2019

    • 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 - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $5,700

    Out‐of‐State $10,500 downpayment of $3,500 due by July 5, 2019

    • 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 - $300
    • State Exam - $430
    • Graduation - $150

    Upfront costs to start the program approximately $5,700

    Seat Reservation ($500), Student Fee ($500) and Drug Testing Fee ($50) = $1,050
    Must be paid within two weeks of acceptance letter


    Financial Information

    Financial Information The tuition for the Fall 2019 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 and drug testing fee of $1,050. Please remember that this $1,050 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.

     


    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 21, 2019-August 27, 2019, 70% of tuition will be refunded;
    • during the second & third week of the program, August 28, 2019-September 10, 2019, 30% of the tuition will be refunded;
    • after September 10, 2019, 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.

    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.


    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.