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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing


Tuition and Fees

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The University of Colorado College of Nursing has been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance the widespread adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (HIT) by educating professionals in this rapidly growing field. These short-term programs provide distance education to candidates that are interested in pursuing a career in HIT.

We are offering two different types of educational programs. Individuals that receive scholarships through the HITEC program will have a good portion of their tuition and fees covered. Each program has specific requirements that are described below.

 Graduate Certificate Program
  • Online program that must be completed in one year.
  • Tuition and/or mandatory university fee expenses will be supported by this grant, up to a maximum that is equal to the lesser of the following: (1) the total tuition and fees normally applicable to the number and type of credit hours involved; or (2) $10,000 per trainee, whichever is less.
Masters Degree in Science
  • Online program that must be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • Tuition and fee expenses will be supported by this grant to the level of 60% of applicable tuition and mandatory university fees for the program, not to exceed $16,000 per trainee per year.
  • Trainee stipends, not to exceed $7,500 per trainee per year.
  • University-provided health insurance expenses, not to exceed $2,000 per trainee per year.
  • Stipend recipients are bound to Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code for tax treatment of scholarships.
Scholarship Requirements

As this is a workforce development program, candidates that are currently working in Health IT are INELIGIBLE to apply for this funding.  All programs are at the graduate level and require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. All programs must be completed within the defined timelines or the student may have to repay the scholarship.

Each certificate program is one year in length and requires five 3-credit courses. Applicants must attend full-time which translates into two courses in the fall and spring semester and one course in the summer.

We have a few scholarships for master’s degrees available only for a limited amount of individuals. The master’s program requires full-time attendance of the online program for two years until complete. The application deadlines for the masters program for fall 2011 admission have already passed. If interested in this program, it is advised you begin your application process for spring 2012 admission soon.