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Tuition and Fees

Nursing education is an investment in your future, resulting in higher earning potential and greater career choices. Lakeview College of Nursing actively works to keep costs down while maintaining high standards.


$460 Per Credit Hour (part-time or full-time) Regardless of Residence or enrollment status [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $460 - $7,820 per semester]

Course Fees1

$70 Per Credit Hour* [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $70 - $1,190 per semester]

Testing Fee2 $160 per course
Lab Equipment Fee for N311, N312 and N321 $50 for each course
Clinical Fee3 $10 per clinical course
Graduation Fee $185

Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 for Each Test

Portfolio Fee

$100 per Credit Hour

Audit Fee $50 per Credit Hour
Late Registration Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $50
Returned Check Fee $30
Lost of Misplaced Clinical ID Badge $25
Lost or Misplaced Key Fob $25
Parking Free

1Course Fees: Orientation, Technology, Simulation, Library, Student Activity Fee, Assessment, Health Record Maintenance, Student Malpractice Insurance, Facilities

2Testing Fee: ATI Nursing Education [Standardized Testing, Comprehensive Predictor, NCLEX-RN Live Review, Skills Modules, Video Case Studies, Drug Guide]

3Clinical Fee: Clinical Placement

Student Insurance: Lakeview strongly encourages all students to carry health insurance that meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement. Resources - For more information on some possible health care plans view below:




Other Expenses

Semester I (Courses 311, 312, 313, 314)


Includes: Books ($855)

Scrub Uniforms, White Coat, Shoes, Penlight, Watch with a second hand, Bandage scissors, Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff with Sphygmomanometer ($350)

Electronic device ($700) [Laptop - see required specs at https://www.lakeviewcol.edu/technology].

Semester 2 (Courses 321, 322, 323, 324)


Includes: Books

Semester 3 (Courses 431, 432, 433, 434)


Includes: Books

Semester 4 (Courses 441, 442, 443, 444)


Includes: Books ($259)

Nursing License Costs: Fingerprinting, NCLEX Exam, Illinois Nursing License  ($350)

Travel to Clinical Sites (clinical sites are generally in a 70-mile radius)

Optional Expenses (approximate costs)

Oto-Opthalmascope                                                                                                                                                                                $275
ACLS Certification  (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                          $150
PALS Certification (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                               $150


Please Note:

Books, equipment, etc. may be purchased at:

  • Follett Bookstore at Danville Area Community College - 217-443-8759 
  • Eastern Illinois University Union Bookstore - 217-581-5821
  • Other vendors, such as Amazon.

Uniforms are purchased through Star Uniform. Students enrolled in N311 Foundations of Professional Practice will be charged $10.00 for two uniform patches. The patches will come sewn on the uniform and lab coat.

Charleston Campus Students

Charleston Students under former LCN/EIU agreement
Effective Spring 2020 - students who started the program Fall 2019 and prior will be charged student fees from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) per the previous LCN/EIU agreement. Students have the option to waive EIU's Health Insurance. The fee structure and health insurance waiver deadlines are below.

Access your EIU PAWS account at http://www.eiu.edu/paws or contact 217-581-6605 to make payment.

Students who entered the program Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.
Effective Fall 2020 – students enrolled in Lakeview Nursing program for the first time in Spring 2020 and beyond have the option to take advantage of EIU Student Services and must sign-up for the services by the 5th day of the semester. Please complete the form and return as designated. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in EIU Student Health Insurance.

EIU Student Fees & Health Insurance

· Student Fees - Charleston students enrolled in twelve (12) credit hours are charged a flat fee of $450.00 each semester for services at EIU [recreation center, computer labs, library, health services, union center, campus improvement, etc.) Students who are enrolled in less than twelve (12) credit hours will be charged a prorated fee of $37.50 per credit hour each semester.
· Health Insurance Fee – all inquiries related to EIU Student Insurance should be directed to the EIU Student Insurance Officer by calling 217-581-5290. The deadline to waive or enroll in the EIU Health Insurance Fee is:
Fall Term 2020 - September 4, 2020
Spring Term 2021 - January 25, 2021
Summer Term 2021 - May 24, 2021