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Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Peter's Online Programs
What are the admissions requirements for your programs?
To get more details, see the Admissions page. If you’d prefer to speak with one of our admissions advisors right away, please call 877-497-5857or you can request more information and we’ll reach out to you.
How do I attend online classes?
As an online student at Saint Peter's University, you’ll be given access to an online learning system. Before you start the program, you will take part in an orientation to make sure you understand the system and how to use its resources, so you can concentrate on your studies. You’ll log on to each virtual class and complete assignments and exams just like a traditional college course. You’ll also interact frequently with professors and your fellow students through lively discussion forums. Coursework can be accessed online anytime, day or night, but assignments must be completed by the due dates set up by each professor.
How much time should I set aside for my online studies, and how long will it take to earn my degree?
The study time required per week and the time it takes to earn the degree will vary based on your individual study habits and how closely you keep to the recommended course schedules. Fortunately, a dedicated team of faculty and staff is committed to helping you each step of the way.
What kind of support is available? Will I get less attention because I’m studying online?
One of the core principles of Saint Peter's University is the commitment to one-student-at-a-time education, and that applies to students on campus and online. In fact, the very same support that is available to on-campus students is ready for you as an online learner as well, including access to Saint Peter's online library resources. Professors are accessible via telephone and email, the Student Services team can assist with all non-academic matters, and admission advissors work with each Saint Peter's student to help with application and transition. Also, technical support for all online services is available 24/7.
Do I have the right computer equipment and software for online learning? What are the system requirements?
Please see our Online Learning Details page for more information and complete system requirements. Online programs are accessible to both Windows and Mac OS X users. If you can read this Web site, chances are you already have everything you need to earn an online degree.
Are your online programs accredited?
Yes. Saint Peter's University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools1. The Saint Peter's nursing programs, including the online RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education2. Degrees earned online from Saint Peter's are identical to the degrees offered on campus.
How much does it cost? Is financial aid available?
The Online RN to BSN program is currently $440 per credit hour. The estimated cost of books is $900 over the length of the program. There are also two fees that students are responsible for while enrolled; a technology fee that is $8 per credit hour and a one-time nursing background investigative fee of $60. Financial aid is available to those who qualify through a variety of financial aid programs. For all the details about tuition and financial assistance, please see our Tuition and Financial Aid page, call 877-497-5857 to speak with an admissions advisor or Request More Information and we’ll contact you right away. Tuition reimbursement from employers may be also available to offset the cost. See the Employer Tuition Reimbursement page for more details.
Do you offer benefits to veterans and members of the military?
Yes. Saint Peter's University is approved by the Veterans Administration and is designated as a Servicemembers Opportunity College. As such, a variety of military benefits are available from partial or complete tuition reimbursement to accommodation for deployment and other military commitments. Check out the Military Students page for more information.
Is Saint Peter's a Jesuit school?
Yes. Jesuit colleges are institutions of higher learning based in Catholic traditions passed down by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. Saint Peter's University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, including Boston College, Holy Cross College, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University and others, and students of all faiths are welcome. Jesuit colleges uphold the tradition of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person” through education that nourishes mind, body and spirit. Jesuit principles are at the heart of Saint Peter's’s commitment to offer each student the one-on-one service and support they need to achieve their goals.
How do I get started?
It’s easy. Call 877-497-5857 to speak with an admissions advisor right away to begin your journey toward greater career security and opportunity through education. You can also Apply Online or request more information and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible.
1Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA
19104, (267) 284–5000
2Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC
20036, (202) 887-6791.