The cost of enrollment in a certified nursing assistant education program typically ranges from $300 for students attending an in-state junior college to $2,000 for an out-of-state specialized program. A standard nine-week course typically costs $600.
As of 2015, CNA programs through the Red Cross charge students a flat fee of $1,300 for enrollment in a CNA program that includes textbooks, lab fees and exam fees. At junior colleges and vocational schools, cost depends on program duration and is based on the number of credit hours taken. Campus fees, textbooks, lab fees and work-appropriate attire typically increase the price by $500 or more.