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Scholarships & Money for School

Nursing school is expensive. Private and Federal Scholarships can greatly help the expenses of textbooks, tuition, lab fees, housing and gas to and from clinicals. Here's some information on ways to help pay for your education.

We will continue to update our scholarship pages and we encourage your submissions as well. You'll be notified when this area is updated through our newsletter.



First complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In turn they will generate and send your personal SAR (Student Aid Report) to you and to the schools you specified you are applying to. Your SAR will contain your EFC, (Expected Family Contribution) which can be as low a $0.00. The EFC is a preliminary estimate based on the information you provided on your application. It is subject to change based upon your school's verification of information you provided. The EFC is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Many schools have their own methodology to determine your family contribution and financial need. You will receive an official EFC on your Student Aid Report (SAR) based on the processing results of your FAFSA.

Health Resources and Services Administration has three scholarship programs, one loan program and one loan repayment for nursing students and nurses. Find information on all at http://www.hrsa.gov/help/healthprofessions.htm.

Nursing Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens or nationals enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time or part-time students in an accredited school of nursing in a professional program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma). Pays tuition, fees, other reasonable costs and a monthly stipend in exchange for at least 2 years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses upon graduation. To apply for this scholarship, go to http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/index.html.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students for full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds. HRSA awards funds to schools. Schools select scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance (tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses).
To apply for this scholarship, contact the student financial aid office at the school where you intend to apply for admission or where you are enrolled. For more info: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/disadvantaged.html

Federal Loans and Grants
Nursing Student Loan program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time and half-time financially needy students pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing.

Grants are given to students based on financial need and do not need to be repaid.

Participating schools select loan and grant recipients and determine the amount of assistance a student receives. To apply for a federal loan and grant, contact the student financial aid office at the school where you intend to apply for admission or, where you are enrolled.

Loan Repayment
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program repays registered nurses' educational loans in exchange for service in critical shortage facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. HRSA accepts applications annually. For complete eligibility and application information, http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html.

National Health Service Corps loan repayment for primary care nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who have qualifying educational loans and serve in a community of greatest need. For complete information, http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

Last updated 12/26/12

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