Prospective Nursing Students

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Prospective students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 in order to ensure that all financial aid deadlines are met.

Quick Facts

The following is a list of aid that is available on an annual basis based on the student's individual eligibility and level of funding.

Undergraduate Nursing - *Federal Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized) is available to independent students and certain dependent students.

Award NameAward TypeFunding SourceMinimum AwardMaximum Award
Federal Pell GrantGrantFederal$555$5,550
Federal SEOGGrantFederal$500$3,000
University GrantGrantInstitution$500$4,000
Federal Stafford Loan
Federal Stafford Loan*

Graduate Nursing (MSN, PhD, DNP, Clinical Nurse Leaders and Nurse Anesthesia)

Award NameAward TypeFunding SourceMinimum AwardMaximum Award
Federal Stafford Loan
Federal Grad PLUSLoanFederal$500Cost of Attendance minus all other financial aid received


The budget (cost of attendance) is an estimate of education related expenses for an academic year.  It includes direct education expenses such as:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees

Also included are indirect education expenses such as:

  • Books and supplies
  • Room and board
  • Transportation
  • Commuting expense
  • Travel

The Student Financial Aid Office does an annual budget adjustment each year.  Please note that tuition and fees are projected in this adjustment and that actual costs may change.  Refer to the Student Accounting Office or your bill for actual costs.  Admitted students may view their budget on SURFS.

Undergraduate/Graduate Nursing - MSN, PhD and DNP - The most common living expense budgets for students:

Off CampusPascault RowWith Parents
Non Resident$19,440$14,229$8,190

Graduate - Clinical Nurse Leaders and Nurse Anesthesia - The average living expense budget includes summer, fall and spring:

Off CampusPascault RowWith Parents
Non Resident$25,920$18,972$10,920


All awards are based on each student's individual need as determined by the FAFSA. No award is guaranteed and awards are not automatically renewed from one year to the next. Award dates may be found on the financial aid calendar.

Typical Award Package

Students who file the FAFSA on or before March 1st are given priority award consideration.  The following award package is an example of what a student who filed on or before the priority date may expect to be offered:

Undergraduates - Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor before applying for a private/alternative loan.



Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan


Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan


Total Awards$12,500

Graduates - Total Awards will not exceed the individual student's cost of attendance.



Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan


Grad PLUS$15,000

Total Awards



Students are awarded financial aid based on anticipated full time enrollment - 12 credits for undergraduates and 9 credits for graduate programs - in a degree seeking program (students in Certificate program and students that are Course Work Only are not eligible for any Financial Aid).  Therefore, please note that some awards may be reduced if the student drops below full time status. Students must remain enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) in order to receive federal aid.