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American Sentinel’s Response to COVID-19

Thank you to all nurses and healthcare workers for your dedication during this uncharted time. We’re here to support you! Our staff and faculty are doing everything we can to support you while you are doing so much to care for your communities.

We have always been leaders in online education and are confident that we are uniquely positioned to teach and support you with our flexible online programs – even during these uncertain times.

We have made several changes to help you get stared and be successful in your courses.

Here are some of the things we are doing:

Financial Support

Maintaining tuition levels

As a part of our commitment to make college more accessible, we have implemented a tuition freeze for all our programs. Tuition freeze timeframe starts on the date you are enrolled in the University.

Program Tuition Freeze
BSN 24 months
BSN SIMPath 12 months
BSN/MSN 42 months
BSN/MSN SIMPath 24 months
MSN 24 months
MSN SIMPath 16 months
DNP Bridge 42 months
DNP 33 months
MSN IPC 12 months
MSN IPC SIMPath 8 months

Flexible payment plans

You can finance your tuition costs using a variety of monthly payment plan options. American Sentinel makes paying for your education convenient and affordable. We offer 0% financing with a down payment of as little as $500. These payment plans are designed to have your balance paid in full by graduation.

We also offer extended financing that allows you to make payments while in school and continue to pay off any existing balance after graduation. Finance your entire degree by paying one low, fixed monthly payment, $250 per month for an RN to B.S. Nursing or $400 per month for an M.S. degree, with the UBenefit Payment Plan.

Education Partner Program

We have education partnerships with some of the nation’s leading hospitals and healthcare organizations. Education Partner benefits include tuition discounts, deferred payment options, and simplified financial and reimbursement paperwork. See if you are eligible for one of our Education Partner programs through your employer or professional organization by speaking with an Admissions Advisor at 866.922.5690.

Academic Support

The following course accommodations will go through September 30, 2020. Depending on the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, these accommodations may be extended by the University.

Discussion Forums

    • Week 1 posting is required by the end of the first week.
    • There is no longer a requirement to post a minimum of twice per week.
    • There is no penalty associated with early or late discussion posts.
    • Participation by replying to peers is encouraged but is not mandatory; students will receive full points regardless of peer replies.
    • The minimum word count requirement has been removed.

Course Extensions

    • Students needing additional time to complete a course may request a two-week extension online for only $1.

Late Assignments

    • There will be no penalties/deductions for late assignments or failure to notify faculty. Students are strongly encouraged to keep their instructors and student success advisors informed of any delays in assignment submissions.

Course Drops

    • Students requesting to drop a course through the last day of week 2 will receive a 100% refund. Drops requested during weeks 3-5 will be processed according to the official refund policy (Policy SA3.03: Tuition Refund Policy).
    • Students may drop a course during weeks 6 and 7 to avoid a failing grade but no refund will be issued for these drops.

Download the Course Accomodations PDF

Thank you for your commitment to healthcare, to your communities, and to your own education.

Best wishes,

American Sentinel Staff and Faculty

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