Financial Aid and Scholarships
Saint Louis University School of Nursing offers generous scholarships, loans, and research/teaching assistantships to eligible graduate students each academic year.
Scholarships: The School of Nursing offers the Marion Bender Scholarship and Shaw-Engler Scholarship to PhD nursing students. Funding preference for the Marion Bender Scholarship will be given to assist in achieving a more diverse population consistent with the needs of the nursing discipline and professional nursing workforce. Preference will also be given to those who live/serve rural or underserved or disadvantaged populations. Funding preference for the Shaw-Engler Scholarship will be given to students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Federal Loan: The School of Nursing participates in the federal Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Students who intend to be full-time nurse faculty upon earning the PhD nursing degree may borrow funds for direct education expenses. After working full-time for four years as faculty at a school of nursing in the U.S., up to 85% of the loan can be forgiven. Students are required to complete course work related to nursing education as an area of concentration. This requirement is modified if a student earned a master's degree in nursing specializing in nursing education.
Graduate Assistantships: Several graduate research and teaching assistantships are awarded each year to full-time classified nursing PhD students who live in the St. Louis area. To apply for a Research/Teaching position please click here. These assistantships provide tuition remission for 18 credits per academic year, a stipend, and health insurance for 9 months, in return for 20 hours per week as a graduate assistant assigned to one of the faculty.
The Saint Louis University Office of Student Financial Services assists graduate students with securing loans and works with students who receive employer tuition remission. Graduate students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need and eligibility for student loans and scholarships. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services.