Tuition & Expenses

The Business Office at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is responsible for charging tuition and fees, accepting payments and processing refunds. Please let us know if we can assist you while you pursue your nursing education.


Pricing Table

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees at any time.* Estimated tuition and expenses are subject to change.

* Estimated tuition and expenses are subject to change.

Fee Price
Application Fee $60 (non-refundable)
Post acceptance tuition deposit
NOTE: All newly admitted students are required to pay the tuition deposit which will be applied to tuition . CRNA is $1,000
$150 (non-refundable)
Undergraduate courses $789 /credit hour
Graduate courses $834 /credit hour
Doctoral courses
NOTE: Continuous enrollment in selected graduate courses is required until completion of each course. Enrollment is maintained by registering for a minimum of one extension credit (EX) each term after the
$950 /credit hour
Nurse Anesthesia Program surcharge $1,634 /term (variable)
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner skills bag $300 /course for N5605
Audit tuition One-third of course tuition cost
Clinical/Laboratory charge
Skills Laboratory charge
(Some undergraduate courses have a specific skills lab fee of $225)
Up to $175 /clinical practicum course
Graduate practicum fee $135 or $175 /clinical practicum course
Undergraduate student services charge $100 full-time (12+ hours) $50 /term part-time (less than 12 hours)
Computer Access fee $15 /term (defrays cost of User ID set-up and maintenance related to computer systems used by GSON students such as Outlook, Canvas, GUS Connect, Banner, etc.)
Assessment bundle $755 (pre-licensure only) — for cohorts starting in 2021
Typhon Nurse Practitioner student tracking $100 (one-time fee)
Graduation fee $125 (covers a portion of tangible items and keepsakes related to completion of program of study such as diploma, diploma cover, school pin, and regalia; the College covers larger expenses related to rental o
Estimated expenses paid directly by student to vendor
NCLEX Live Review $300 (approximate; pre-licensure only) billed directly to student
Background check/Drug screening/Immunization tracking fee $145.75 billed directly to student by CastleBranch
Books (Entire Program) $1,000 / term for pre-licensure students $4,000 / program for AGACNP, AGPCNP
Uniforms $260 for BSN Upper Division and BSN Accelerated students
Please schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor to learn about the many funding opportunities available: including federal, state, and institutional aid.

Transcript Prices

There is an $8.25 charge for an official transcript through the National Student Clearinghouse. If attendance at Goldfarb was during or prior to 2010, the Clearinghouse will direct the request to the GSON Registration office. For questions about requesting transcripts, send an email to: [email protected].

Additional Expenses

Students will incur expenses for textbooks, transportation to off-campus clinical facilities, parking and health and liability insurance. Undergraduate nursing students are expected to provide their own stethoscope as well as a watch with a second hand. Graduate nursing students are expected to provide their own otoscope/ophthalmoscope and a professional-quality stethoscope.

Textbook lists for each program is found here. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks ahead of classes through the vendors provided on the lists.

BJC Tuition Assistance

Please review the procedures for processing our BJC tuition reimbursement program.


As of January 1, 2014, BJC has made changes to the tuition reimbursement program. BJC will no longer pay the college in advance for courses the employees are taking at the college. Reimbursement of the approved amount will be received following successful completion of the course or courses.

The college, in support of the BJC employee’s efforts to advance their career through higher education, will implement a deferred payment plan. This plan, while deferring payment until after the end of the term, is contingent upon the employee taking the steps to obtain the tuition reimbursement and also meeting the established college payment requirements.


  1. Each term the BJC employee who is a student at Goldfarb School of Nursing must inform the business office that they are applying for BJC Tuition Reimbursement. The student must meet (in person or by telephone) with the business office to review tuition and fees for the term and determine the amount not covered by tuition reimbursement. The student will print and sign a Letter of Understanding, regarding their obligation, and turn it into the business office before each term.
  2. The student must submit the proper BJC tuition reimbursement application and obtain an authorization of approved amount of reimbursement at least 30 days before the start of the term. The student must provide this authorization when meeting with the business office.
  3. The business office will prepare a student account planning schedule based upon known charges and sources of payment when meeting with the student. The student will be informed of their financial obligation.
  4. While tuition reimbursement might be a potential funding source, it will not be used to determine refunds to the student until the reimbursement is received by the college.
  5. Students will be allowed to register for next term even though tuition reimbursement is not received until after the end of the prior term when grades are submitted by the student to the BJC Employee Service Center. Should tuition reimbursement not be received within 30 days after the end of the term, the student must make immediate payment, be withdrawn from the current term per Goldfarb refund rules or submit an alternative payment plan to the vice dean for finance and administration documenting proof of alternative funding to be received by the college within 14 days.
  6. Transcripts will not be released until tuition reimbursement or student payment of the account balance is received by the college. Diplomas will not be released until the account has been paid in full.

Please contact any member of the business office with questions.


Tuition and fees, minus known financial aid, are due the first week of the term or in installments: 25% per month paid approximately the first week of term and the first week of subsequent months.

Payments can be made by:

  1. A check mailed to: Goldfarb School of Nursing, Attn: Business Office, 4483 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
  2. ACH via Nelnet online payment portal: See flyer (Nelnet is accessible through GUS Connect single sign-on)
  3. Debit/Credit Card via Nelnet online payment portal: See flyer (Nelnet is accessible through GUS Connect single sign-on)

Students with a balance who are not adhering to the above due date schedule will have a hold placed on their student account. A hold restricts registration and release of transcripts. The business office reserves the right to disenroll students if the outstanding balance is in arrears.

Billing Statements

Monthly statements are not printed/mailed. If you require a printed statement for a scholarship or aid application, please contact the business office.

Banner Self-Service

Online access to view your student account is available by following these few simple steps:

  1. Login to GUS Connect with your user name and password
  2. Current students: Select My Academics
  3. Former students: Select Customize Me
  4. Select Account in the Registration and Records box
  5. Enter Yes to the security information request

If you have difficulty accessing your account, please contact GSON Information Services at 314.362.9229.

There are six (6) sections in the student account, and we recommend you focus on the account summary by term. This report will show charges and payments for current and past terms going back to January 1, 2010. You should also check the View Holds Report. This report will indicate if there is a specific hold on your account and identifies individuals to contact.

Banner Self Service is for your use only, and the business office personnel will not be able to see these reports. You can print these reports and bring them to our office if you have any questions.

Financial Responsibility

Tuition and fees, minus known financial aid, is due the first week of the term. If unable to comply, students should contact the business office to discuss options. Payment/installment plans will not automatically be set up without approval from the business office. Payment of student charges must meet due dates to avoid a hold placed on their student account which restricts registration and release of transcripts.

Students with a balance of $100 or less may enroll for the upcoming session. The business office reserves the right to restrict registration or disenroll students for a particular term if the outstanding obligation is sufficiently in arrears. Records of final course grades, official transcripts, degrees or certificates will not be released until all financial obligations are paid in full. No college officer or advisor can relieve students of financial responsibility.


Refunds are processed as quickly as possible and in accordance with all federal regulations. It can take up to two weeks for a refund to be issued for a valid credit balance. The Business Office processes refunds, but it is the BJC Accounts Payable Department that issues refunds to students. Students can set up direct deposit of refunds by submitting an ACH Setup Form to the Business Office along with a voided check.

Please note: The business office determines the amount of each refund, but the actual payment of refunds is handled by BJC’s Accounts Payable Department.

Release of Information

If you would like to allow college staff to release your billing, financial aid and registration information to another party (parents, spouse, etc.), please print and complete the FERPA form and submit it to the registration office. Without a completed form on file, we cannot discuss your account with another party even if they are financially responsible for your account.

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Cost of Attendance

What is the cost of attendance?

Every student who applies for financial aid is assigned a cost of attendance (COA). This COA is sometimes referred to as a "student budget" for a specific period of enrollment period. Cost of Attendance serves two purposes:

  1. COA represents the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive during the academic year (which federal regulations require us to do).
  2. COA includes direct costs such as tuition and fees that are billed directly to the student by the College. COA takes other indirect costs and expenses into consideration, such as transportation, rent, books and supplies.

When we calculate your financial aid, we account for both costs to ensure maximum financial support for students. 

Upper Division BSN Off Campus



Upper Division BSN With Parent



Upper Division WEO Off Campus



Accelerated BSN Off Campus



Accelerated BSN With Parent



MSN Off Campus



Upper Division WEO With Parent



MSN-DNP Off Campus



DNP-CRNA Off Campus



BSN-DNP Off Campus