Future Students:  Vocational Nursing

VNs at hospital

The vocational nursing (VN) program is a one year certificate program. Students interested in the VN program should start their process as soon as possible since class size is limited.
Vocational Nursing Financial Aid Options:

Students are eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, which may cover the cost of the program. The student must submit a FAFSA to Schreiner University in order to start this process.

If you submit the FAFSA, it may also make the student eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Amounts vary but can be as high as $5,645 per calendar year.

Since Vocational Nursing students are required to purchase all their books and supplies during the first semester, Schreiner University provides all incoming VN students with a $1000 scholarship to assist with the cost/investment.

In addition, we offer an Outside Scholarship Program where our Financial Aid office actively works with students applying for outside scholarships.

Before you are an active Schreiner student, there are a couple of ways for you to get this information. You can "friend" us on Facebook, or you can watch for our group emails to come out.

Vocational nursing students are eligible to use payment plans and other programs to make payments.

Vocational nursing students are also urged to contact their local Texas Workforce Commission as some students may be eligible for the WIA program, which offers additional assistance for educational and living expenses.

Vocational nursing students starting their program in 2014-2015 school year can expect the following costs (books are estimated):

Semester 1st 2nd 3rd
Tuition $3365 $3365 $3365
Fees $150 $150 $150
Books & supplies $1800 $0 $0
Exam fees $0 $0 $339

Vocational nursing students are urged to have health insurance.  We have provided information on local providers as a convenience only. 

Please contact the Financial Aid office with any questions. You can reach us at finaid@schreiner.edu, 1-800-343-4919 or 830-792-7217, or visit us in person in the Welcome Center. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

We are here to help you through this process.

The Office of Financial Aid at Schreiner University is committed to assisting students in obtaining the best financial aid award possible. However, it is the student’s responsibility to comply with all requirements necessary to complete the financial aid process. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid is not responsible for the student's financial obligations to Schreiner University. Each student must verify their account balance and make arrangements for any amounts not covered by financial aid.