Scholarships and Discounts

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships. For details about the financial aid programs available, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.

Program-Specific Aid

While most APU nursing students fund their graduate education via federal loans, grant money may be available. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information at (626) 815-5386.

Academic Agreements

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students and graduates can advance their nursing education with the help of a partial tuition scholarship for Azusa Pacific’s accelerated RN to BSN program.

APU’s School of Nursing offers this preferential pricing to ADN graduates from community colleges that have entered into an academic agreement with APU for that purpose.

Through these academic agreements, ADN graduates of qualifying schools who enroll in the RN to BSN program receive a 10 percent partial tuition scholarship, reducing the cost of tuition to $405 per unit. View the list of eligible colleges below, and include the name of your school when you apply to the RN to BSN program.

Current Eligible Community Colleges

  • Antelope Valley College
  • Chaffey College
  • Citrus College
  • Cypress College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Southwestern College
  • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College

Don’t see your school on the list? Have your school officials contact Cathy McPhee, academic partnership specialist, at (626) 815-5011 or for details on setting up an academic agreement. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Academic Practice Partner Discount

For employees of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Redlands Community Hospital, and Riverside University Health System, Azusa Pacific pays 10 percent of tuition for the RN to BSN program or 15 percent for the MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership, MSN in Nursing Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) programs (limited to three doctoral DNP or PhD students) for the duration of the agreement with the employer.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, be continuously enrolled in fall and spring terms at least half-time, and must submit a School of Nursing Tuition Discount Agreement (PDF) form along with verification of employment. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact student financial services for complete eligibility details.

School of Nursing Alumni Tuition Discounts

APU’s School of Nursing offers a 15 percent tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:

Students must maintain continuous enrollment full-time (two courses per term) for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each year until graduation. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Ben Hudnall Discount

The School of Nursing offers a 10 percent tuition discount for Kaiser Permanente employees approved by the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT) who will start in the RN to BSN (all formats and locations) program.

Kaiser pays up to $16,000 tuition for the entire program or provides a work stipend to the employee that does not count as financial aid. The student must apply through Kaiser. Once Kaiser confirms eligibility, APU will apply the discount. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete details.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.