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Colorado Mesa University’s RN to BSN program online is designed for working adults. Our 100% online courses make earning your degree both accessible and affordable. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


View current tuition and fees

Current listed tuition rates refer to upper division nursing courses only. Students must complete general education requirements, along with the nursing courses, for a total of 120 hours, to graduate. Essential learning/general education courses will be determined based on course transfers and individual advising. Not all essential learning/general education courses are offered online by CMU each semester. All other course requirements can be completed as co-requisites and are determined by an individual advisor. 


There is an application fee of $30 and a matriculation fee of $135, which provides for course add/drops, career services, orientation, graduation, student life and your MAVcard, your student ID which grants you online access to Tomlinson Library.

Financial Aid

Colorado Mesa University is committed to removing financial barriers by enabling on-campus and online students to apply for the same financial aid resources. 

For information on how to apply, please visit CMU's financial aid page

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you are interested in pursuing federal loan assistance, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CMU's school code is 001358.

Learn more and complete the FAFSA

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is available to Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled in classes. 

Learn more and apply for COF

Partner Health Care Facility Discount

Colorado Mesa University partners exclusively with various health care facilities to offer our top quality RN to BSN degree program at a $1,000 tuition discount. If you are employed by one of our partner health care facilities, a tuition discount is available for a limited time. To find out if your employer is a participant, call us at 970.248.1232.

Transfer Student Merit Scholarship

If you received your degree from another institution, you may qualify for a Transfer Student Merit Scholarship. Learn more 

Payment Information

All courses MUST be paid in full by the end of the day on the 15th of the month following the course start date (5pm Mountain Time). If not paid, clases for the next start date will be dropped.

Drop/Refund Policy

Student Initiated Drop

  • Students can initiate dropping a course until 5pm MST on the 1st day of class for a full refund.
  • Students must contact the Registrar's office to drop their class. Learn more information about dropping a course.

Administrative Drop
Students may be administratively dropped for any of the following reasons:

  • Non-payment by 5pm the first day of class
  • Non-attendance by fifth day of class. No refunds will be issued

Tips for Transfer Students

How do I transfer my Financial Aid to Colorado Mesa University?

Be sure Colorado Mesa University is listed on your student aid report (FAFSA). If it is not, log back into your FAFSA at, make corrections to your FAFSA, and add our Title IV school code (001358).

Will my financial aid automatically transfer to Colorado Mesa University?

No. Colorado Mesa University must be listed on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid; our Title IV school code is 001358. If you need to add Colorado Mesa University to your FAFSA, you may contact the Federal Processor at 800-433-3243 or sign onto your FAFSA application, make corrections, and add the Colorado Mesa University school code: 001358

If you are transferring to Colorado Mesa University in the middle of the academic year (spring or summer semester), please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 970.248.1396.