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Financial Aid

Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships - M.S.N. Program


UCLA students are required to pay tuition prior to beginning each term. Tuition is assessed by the Regents of the University of California and is subject to change prior to the beginning of each term. Please refer to the website of the Office of the Registrar for tuition information. The amount shown represents, for planning purposes, estimates of 2015-16 tuition and fees for existing and proposed professional degree programs. Actual tuition, fees, and charges for 2015-16 have yet to be determied by The Regents of the University of California. Accordingly, final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amounts shown.

The UCLA School of Nursing is aware that financial assistance is of the utmost importance while attending school. The purpose of this section is to inform prospective students of the types of assistance available to them.

Nursing Financial Aid

Students who demonstrate financial need according to established federal guidelines may be awarded various types of financial assistance such as fellowships, scholarships and loans.

Types of aid awarded to MSN students:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Scholarships
  • Fellowships
  • Private Loan
UCOP Private Loan Lender List
Important Notice: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.
SB 1289 disclosure statement:
      Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student
  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans, as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.
  • Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply. For more information, please visit http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility.
  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.
  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or cosigner's credit rating.
  • Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan.
  • Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their UC campus' financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.    
       Some UC campuses offer students their own private (institutional) student loans. Students offered a UC institutional
       private student loan should know that:
  • Interest rates on UC loans will be fixed, not variable
  • UC loans can have a range of interest rate
  • UC loans are not awarded based on the credit history of the borrower

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To apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at www.fafsa.gov.  The priority deadline is March 2nd. The UCLA code for the FAFSA is 001315.

UCLA Graduate Division Fellowships Support

The UCLA Graduate Division offers several types of need/merit based support. These fellowships are described in the financial support section on www.grad.ucla.edu. Some of these funds are allocated to the School of Nursing to use in recruitment and retention of outstanding applicants. Please see the listing below.

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship: This program provides fellowships for students who are socioeconomic disadvantaged. This fellowship provides for a $18,000 stipend plus tuition, and, if necessary, nonresident supplemental tuition for the first year only. Applicants compete campus wide.

NonresidentTuition Fellowship: This pays the out of state tuition for non-resident students. One fellowship is generally allocated to the School of Nursing.

University Fellowship: This is a merit based fellowship. The fellowship of $10,000 or more, includes tuition and stipend. Limited funds are allocated to the School of Nursing.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Grant and Audrienne H. Moseley Scholarship: The School of Nursing has limited HRSA grant and Audrienne H. Moseley need based scholarship funds available for MSN students. These are financial need based awards. Applications are mailed to students in June before the academic year begins.

Need Access Application

Students who wish to be considered for the HRSA grant and/or the Audrienne H. Moseley or other scholarship support must submit both the FAFSA and Need Access applications.

You may complete the Need Access application on line at www.needaccess.org.  The student and parent sections of the Need Access application must be completed to be considered for the HRSA grant and/or all scholarships for financially disadvantaged students. You do not have to complete the parent section if you wish to be considered only for the Audrienne H. Moseley Need based scholarship and/or student loans.

The information submitted on this application will be used as supplemental information and will give the School of Nursing a better idea of your financial situation. The Need Access application also includes your Projected Year Income. During the academic year your income may change based on decreased work hours or termination of employment. Your projected year income should be included on the Need Access application because this information may increase the amount of financial aid you receive. While the FAFSA form is free, you must submit a processing fee with the Need Access application.

Emergency Loan

The School of Nursing is able to provide short-term emergency loans to students on an emergency basis. Generally these loans are provided for unexpected expenses or financial aid advances with a required repayment in 30 days.

School of Nursing Scholarships

The School offers a number of scholarships to students in the MSN program. Students will receive a scholarship application in June with a due date of June 22nd.

School of Nursing Financial Assistance Appointment Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Please contact:
Craig Kusunoki, Director of Financial Aid
(310) 825-2583

UCLA School of Nursing
Box 951702
2-151 Factor Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1702

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