Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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.


$470 Per Credit Hour (part-time or full-time) Regardless of Residence or enrollment status [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $470 - $7,990 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 ($963)

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].

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 ($203)

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

Travel to Clinical Sites (clinical sites are generally within a 70-mile one-way radius from the College)

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 or Lippincott.

Uniforms: Students will need to purchase uniforms through Star Uniform
Patches: Students will need to purchase a minimum of two patches, $5.00/each. One patch for the scrub-top - sewn on the upper left chest and one patch for the lab coat- sewn on the upper left sleeve. See pictures for proper placements. Patches are available at the College.

Uniform /Uniform

Charleston Location 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 deadline to waive the health insurance is below.

Access your EIU PAWS account at or contact 217-581-6605 to make payment.

Students who entered the program Spring 2020 to current:
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 who elect to enroll for EIU services will be charged a flat fee of $450.00 each semester for EIU services (recreation center, computer labs, library, health services, union center, campus improvement, etc.) You must notify EIU of your election to receive services within five (5) calendar days of the start of each semester and make full payment of the account balance at that time.
· 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 2021 - August 27, 2021
Spring Term 2022 - January 14, 2022
Summer Term 2022 - May 23, 2022