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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Health Professional Students

These loan programs are federal or state loan programs available to students pursing degrees in the following disciplines: Pharmacy, Nursing, Physician Assistant and Medicine.

Health Professions Student Loans (Federal)

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the College of Pharmacy may be eligible to receive a Health Professions Student Loan. To be considered for this loan, submit your FAFSA with your parental data. This loan is need based with a fixed interest rate at 5 percent. Loan amounts vary but your loan amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance minus other aid. Repayment begins 12 months after your enrollment drops below half-time.

Nursing Student Loans (Federal)

Nursing student loans are available to undergraduate and graduate nursing students enrolled at least half time. The interest rate for this loan is fixed at 5 percent. Loan amounts are limited by annual and aggregate limits. The loan amount is determined by the student’s year in school and expected graduation date.

You are eligible to apply for this loan if you meet the following conditions:

  • a citizen, national or 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 the Federated State of Micronesia
  • able to demonstrate financial need and provide financial information about your parents.

Students may apply using the Nursing Student Loan Application. The availability of this loan is based on funding levels. If you are approved, you must submit entrance counseling and a promissory note. See the instructions on the Bursar's Office website.

When your enrollment drops below half-time status, your grace period of nine months starts. After your grace period, repayment begins and interest accrues. Once you graduate, withdraw or drop below half-time enrollment, you are required to complete exit counseling. Exit counseling explains your rights and responsibilities and repayment terms of your loan. 

 


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