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Nursing Student Loans

Apply at a participating school of nursing. Check with your financial aid office to see if your school participates in the Nursing Student Loan program.

The 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.

Participating schools are responsible for selecting loan recipients and for determining the amount of assistance a student requires.

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for this loan at a school that participates in the Nursing Student Loan program if you are

  • A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and and the Federated State of Micronesia.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need and provide financial information about your parents.
For Schools

Information for Schools on campus-based financial aid programs administered by participating schools, including Scholarships and Loans for Disadvantaged Students, Health Professions Student Loans, Nursing Student Loans, and Primary Care Loans.