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University Fees

This includes a general listing of fees through the Bursar's Office.

Background Check

Hospitals and clinical sites across the area now require certified background checks on students, following the passage of Kentucky Legislature House Bill 136. Beginning in August 2007, SON started requiring the background checks. Prospective students can access the background check information on-line. The cost is $40, which is submitted directly to the company and is part of the  application process. Contact the Office of Student Services with questions.

Cardinal Card ID

Cardinal Card ID is required by all students. Costs vary.

Clinical Laboratory Fee

The Clinical Laboratory Fee  is $75. The fee is assessed twice for graduate students. The purpose of the fee is to support the maintenance and operation of the Learning Resource Center and the expenses associated with providing clinical instruction.

Health Insurance

This is charged to all Health Science Campus Students through the Student Health Services Office unless waived by the student. All students at UofL's Health Sciences Center are required to carry health insurance.

Health Services Fee

This fee is charged to all Health Science Campus Students each semester through the Student Health Services Office and can not be waived.

Liability Insurance

All students in a clinical course are required to carry Student Liability Insurance. Cost depends on carrier. Office of Student Services provides a list of carriers. SON does not endorse any particular insurance company. Typical cost is $30 for pre-licensure students and $75-$100 for Registered Nurses. The policy must be for 1,000,000 /3,000,000 dollar coverage.

Name Tags

Name tags are required by all students. Current cost is approximately $8.

Parking Permit

Students are required to buy a permit if they plan to park in any UofL parking facility. More information is available through University Parking.


Students are required to purchase their own stethoscope when admitted to the program. Although the cost varies, the recommended mid-range stethoscope (Littman Classic II) costs approximately $82. This can be purchased through the UofL chapter of Kentucky Association of Nursing Students or from  a medical supply company.


All students are required to have up to date immunizations. Costs are responsibility of the student

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