Nursing Grants

Academic Agreements and Scholarships

APU’s School of Nursing offers preferential pricing to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) graduates from community colleges that have entered into an academic agreement with APU for that purpose. Learn more.

Federal Nurse Traineeships

Federal traineeships provide $500–$2,000 in financial assistance per year for students working towards a Master of Science in Nursing, post-master’s certificate in nursing, or doctoral degree in nursing. To qualify for these federal grants, which are not loans and do not need to be paid back, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a current RN license, a plan of study on file with the School of Nursing, and be a U.S. Citizen. Students must reapply every year.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a government loan program set up to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to students in advanced nursing education programs. Students must be pursuing a MSN or doctoral nursing degree. The NFLP loans will be forgiven—up to 85 percent of the amount received—over a consecutive 10-year period if the student commits to serve as full-time faculty at a school of nursing following graduation for four years. Faculty at private universities, state schools, and community colleges are eligible. Students receiving these loans must also complete the nursing education courses prior to graduation.