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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available through scholarships, loans, work-study, traineeships and research and teaching assistantships.

  • Traineeships: Federal money may be awarded to the School of Nursing for graduate students. Amount of funding varies per year and may pay tuition with a monthly stipend. Students must be enrolled full-time and in an advanced practice clinical area of study.
  • School of Nursing Endowment Scholarships: Money made possible by gifts from the School's alumni and friends. Students must have completed at least 9 credit hours of graduate study and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the award term. Scholarships are awarded to graduate students each semester.
  • Research and Teaching Assistantships: Students work up to 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition waiver and hourly wages. More information about GTA positions.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program: Federal funding to help graduate students who plan to become nursing faculty members upon graduation.  Eighty-five percent ( 85%) of the loan can be forgiven if the graduate works as a faculty member for four years. The loan can be used for tuition, fees, books, and educational supplies.
  • Kansas Board of Regents Nurse Educator Scholarship: Applicants must be Kansas residents, and may be enrolled part-time. This program pays up to 70% of tuition and fees.

For more information about other financial aid, including federal student loans, contact:

Office of Student Financial Aid
KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 4005
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS   66160

Phone:  913.588.5170
Office of Student Financial Aid Website

For more information about School of Nursing scholarships, research and teaching assistantships, contact:

Office of Student Affairs
KU School of Nursing
Mail Stop 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS  66160

Phone:  913.588.1619
Toll-free:  888.588.1619

Questions? Contact Us!

The University of Kansas School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
Mail Stop 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
Kansas City, KS 66160

toll-free: 1-888-588-1619
TTY 711

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