Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Overview: Financial aid, including loans, and scholarships are available to students who meet eligibility requirements. While a majority of financial aid is needs based, some are not. Students interested in applying for financial aid (grants and loans) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at FAFSA.gov using the TTUHSC El Paso school code: 042808.

Complete information on the cost of tuition and fees is available at: http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/fiscal/businessaffairs/studentbusserv/resources/tuition-and-fee-estimates

For more information, contact Student Business Services at 915-215-5680 or email SBSElp@ttuhsc.edu with any questions. After receiving financial aid, to continue receiving it, you must meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. The TTUHSC El Paso Financial Aid Office abides by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Code of Conduct, which offers ethical principles and a code of conduct.

For more information on School of Nursing financial aid, go to: https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/studentservices/Financial-Aid/Apply/gghson.aspx

Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Undergraduate Hours

Texas Education Code - Section § 54.0154 states that “An institution of higher education may charge resident undergraduate student tuition at a higher rate than the rate charged to other resident undergraduate students (not to exceed the rate charged to nonresident undergraduate students) IF: before the semester or other academic session begins, the student has previously attempted a number of semester credit hours for courses taken at any institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes that exceeds, by at least 30 hours, the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled. For purposes of this subsection, an undergraduate student who is not enrolled in a degree program is considered to be enrolled in a degree program or programs requiring a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including minors and double majors, and for completion of any certificate or other special program in which the student is also enrolled, including a program with a study abroad component. An institution of higher education that charges students tuition at a higher rate under this subsection may adopt a policy under which the institution exempts from the payment of that higher rate a student that is subject to the payment of the higher rate solely as a result of hardship as determined by the institution under the policy.” Students who were enrolled as an undergraduate in any institution of higher education prior to fall 1999 are exempt from this rule. Furthermore, students enrolled as undergraduate students prior to fall 2006 may not be charged a higher rate of tuition until the number of semester hours previously attempted exceeds the number of hours required for the student’s degree program by 45 hours.


The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) offers various scholarship opportunities for nursing students. General scholarship announcements are made through CANVAS. Scholarships are disbursed and valid for one academic year (fall, spring, and summer semesters). Award eligibility and requirements are determined by the GGHSON scholarship committee and on an individual basis. Any student who is a non-resident or non-U.S. citizen and holds a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 for the academic year or for a summer semester in which he/she is enrolled, is entitled to Texas resident tuition/fees without regard to the length of time he/she has resided in Texas. For more information on scholarships and financial aid, contact:

Student Financial Aid
5001 El Paso Dr. El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: 915.215.4370

In addition to federal financial aid and nursing scholarships, emergency funds are available. GGHSON also partners with local and regional agencies that provide services and financial aid to students. For additional information, please contact the GGHSON Office of Student affairs at 915-215-6124.

Course Fee Designation

Designation Description


Fees Assessed:

85% of planned (asynchronous) instruction occurs offsite or online.
Distant/Online Fee - $150 per credit hour
Purpose: Fee to offset the expense of faculty salaries, hiring recurrent faculty to accompany students at clinical sites, labs and support expenditures for course content.


Fees Assessed:

Delivered through face-to-face (synchronous) instruction.
Faculty Intensive Fee - $88.55 per credit hour
Purpose: Fee offsets the expense of hiring recurrent/part-time faculty who teach courses that mandate a lower faculty to student ratio at clinical sites as defined by the TBON. The fee will also be used to support M&O expenditures such as learning materials that will support the educational objectives of such courses to include drug screening reimbursements required at clinical sites.


Fees Assessed:

Delivered through a combination of face-to-face (synchronous) and online instruction (asynchronous).
Hybrid Fee Assessed - $65 per credit hour
Purpose: Fee supports expenditures incurred for course/curriculum delivery.