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Undergraduate students who have been admitted to the School of Nursing and have above average academic records and/or a demonstrated financial need may apply for nursing scholarships/loans/grants through the University Financial Aid Office and the School of Nursing. No University scholarships are available for graduate nursing students. but scholarships are available through the School of Nursing. 

Nursing scholarship application forms can be obtained from the School of Nursing or downloaded from this Website and mailed to the School. Applications are accepted for each semester, with deadlines of February 15 for the fall semester, and October 15 for the spring semester. Students must re-apply for scholarships each academic year, January 1-February 15.

Applications for federal, state, and University aid are available online at the Financial Aid Office website.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the priority deadline of March 1.


Federal Stafford Loans 

Students may apply through the Financial Aid Office for Stafford loans. Loans may be subsidized or unsubsidized, based upon financial need.

Private Loans 

Students can apply for low interest loans through private banks. Interest repayment rates will vary based upon the applicant's credit evaluation. Information on securing private loans is available at the Financial Aid Office, Morgan Hall, Room 267, 785.670.1151.

Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement for related programs or degrees.  Check with your Human Resources department for details on your organization's options for tuition reimbursement.

Other Nursing Scholarship Sources

Students are encouraged to seek additional financial aid through external scholarships. The Financial Aid Office of Washburn University has information available regarding scholarship information web sites. Students are also encouraged to contact nursing organizations that provide support to graduate students, including:

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