Types of Aid

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 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.

The Financial Aid Office in the School of Nursing awards aid to students who demonstrate financial need according to established federal and state guidelines. To apply for financial support, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the FAFSA website

Types of aid awarded to undergraduate students by the Financial Aid Office

Cal Grant A or B

Cal Grant A provides grant funds to help pay tuition/fees for California residents at qualifying institutions offering undergraduate academic programs. Awards are based on need and grade point average established by the California Student Aid Commission. If you qualify for a Cal Grant A and you choose to attend a California Community College first, you can reserve your award for up to two years until you transfer to a 4 year college.

Cal Grant B provides grant funds for students from low-income families. The awards are to be used to help pay tuition, fees and access costs. The Cal Grant B award during the first year is for access costs only ($1,672), including expenses for transportation, supplies and books. Beginning with the second year of the Cal Grant B grant, the award also covers tuition and fees. Note: Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards are for High School graduates under the age of 28 by December 31 of the award year with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for A and 2.0 for B.

Students must meet the California Student Aid Commission's Income and Asset Ceilings requirements to be eligible for a Cal Grant.

Pell Grant

Based on exceptional need, the Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree. Students who file the FAFSA are automatically considered for a Pell Grant. For 2021-22, full time awards start at $650 with a maximum award of $6,495. The Federal Pell Grant is not available to CA DREAM applicants.

University Grant

University Grants are one-year, non-renewable grants awarded to undergraduate students who complete their FAFSA before the priority filing deadline. These awards recognize and assist students with financial need.

Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded program for students who demonstrate financial need. Work-Study funds are limited and offered to eligible students based on financial need and on-time application status.

Additional information about Work-Study can be located under Work-Study and Jobs.

Direct Subsidized Loan

Direct Subsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans based on financial need. This loan is offered to undergraduate students only. Interest does not accrue on the loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until six (6) months after they graduate or drop below half time.

For more information, including current interest rates, please see our Undergraduate Loan Guide.

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federal guaranteed loans that all students, regardless of need, are eligible to receive. Interest begins accruing after the first disbursement. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until six (6) months after they graduate or drop below half time.

For more information including current interest rates, please see our Undergraduate Loan Guide.

Direct Parent PLUS Loan

The Direct Parent PLUS Loan is a loan option for parents with dependent students to help pay for their educational costs. Parents can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student is receiving. Interest begins accruing after the first disbursement. Parents are not required to start making payments on this loan until sixty (60) days after the loan is fully disbursed. Parents may also defer payment if the student is enrolled at least half-time, or during the six (6) month period after the student has graduated or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.

For more information please see our Undergraduate Loan Guide or our video guide to the differences between PLUS and Private loans.

Private Loan

Choosing how to finance your education is one of the most important decisions you will make - and the impact of that decision will follow you well beyond graduation. Once you have exhausted your eligibility for Federal, State, and University financial aid and loans, you may need to consider applying for a private educational loan, also called an alternative loan. These loans are not federal student loans. They are offered by private lenders and are used to supplement other types of financial aid. The interest rates and repayment terms on these loans may vary.

Students may refer to the UC Preferred Lender List which includes lenders that have been extensively evaluated by the University of California Office of the President and found to provide competitive rates and loan terms to students.

To find out more information regarding the terms and the application process for private loans go to our Undergraduate loan guide. You can also review our video guide comparing PLUS and Private loans

UC Code of Conduct for Preferred Lender Arrangements

How to apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The FAFSA or CADAA must be submitted by March 2nd to be considered on time. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a reduction of aid available to you. The UCLA school code for both applications is 001315.

School of Nursing Scholarships

Regents Scholar Award

One of the highest honors that may be conferred on an undergraduate student is the awarding of a Regents Scholarship. One entering nursing student is selected each year for this prestigious award. The top applicants will automatically compete for this award. Selection will be made by the School of Nursing Subcommittee on Awards, Honors, and Scholarships.

Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students

The School of Nursing administers several scholarship funds that are awarded to 3rd and 4th year students on the basis of financial need and/or merit.

  • Karen Collins Booher
  • Bonnie A.C. Lee Fang Memorial
  • Marie J. Cowan
  • Harriet Coston Moidel
  • Dianne Matoff
  • Lydia M. Parker
  • Elvira G. Larson
  • Donald T. Leahy
  • Margaret H. Brown

How to apply: Scholarship applications are distributed in June prior to the start of the academic year.

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 Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans that all students, regardless or need, are eligible to receive. Interest begins accruing after the first initial disbursement. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until six (6) months after they graduate or drop below half time.

For more information please see our Loan Guides on the Publications page.

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan option for Graduate/Professional students to help pay for their educational costs. Students can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid that the student is receiving. Interest begins accruing upon first disbursements. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until sixty (60) days after the loan is fully disbursed. Students may also defer payment if the student is enrolled at least half-time, or during the six (6) month period after graduation, or after the student drops below half-time enrollment.

For more information please see our Graduate Loan Guide on our forms and publications page, or our PLUS vs Private Loan fact sheet, for a quick comparison of the two types of loan.

Scholarships

The School offers a number of scholarships to students in the MSN program. Students will receive a scholarship application in May with a due date of June 20th.

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 MECN and APRN students. These are financial need based awards. Applications are emailed to students in May before the academic year begins.

Fellowships

The UCLA Graduate Division offers several types of need/merit based support. These fellowships are described in the financial support section on the UCLA Graduate Education website. Some of these funds are allocated to the School of Nursing to use in the 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 $20,000 stipend plus tuition, and, if necessary, nonresident supplemental tuition for the first year only. Applicants compete campus wide.

Nonresident Tuition Fellowship: This fellowship pays the out of state tuition for non-resident students for their first year. One fellowship is generally allocated to the School of Nursing.

University Fellowship: This is a merit based fellowship. The fellowship of $2,000 or more goes toward tuition. Limited funds are allocated to the School of Nursing.

Private Loan

Choosing how to finance your education is one of the most important decisions you will make - and the impact of that decision will follow you well beyond graduation. Once you have exhausted your eligibility for Federal, State, and University financial aid and loans, you may need to consider applying for a private educational loan, also called an alternative loan. These loans are not federal student loans. They are offered by private lenders and are used to supplement other types of financial aid. The interest rates and repayment terms on these loans may vary.

Students may refer to the UC Preferred Lender List which includes lenders that have been extensively evaluated by the University of California Office of the President and found to provide competitive rates and loan terms to students.

To find out more information regarding the terms and the application process for private loans go to our Undergraduate loan guide. You can also review our video guide comparing PLUS and Private loans

UC Code of Conduct for Preferred Lender Arrangements

To apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The priority deadline is March 2. The UCLA school code is 001315

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 Financial Aid for PhD Students

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans that all students, regardless or need, are eligible to receive. Interest begins accruing after the first initial disbursement. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until six (6) months after they graduate or drop below half time.

For more information please see our Loan Guides on the Publications page.

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan option for Graduate/Professional students to help pay for their educational costs. Students can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid that the student is receiving. Interest begins accruing upon first disbursements. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until sixty (60) days after the loan is fully disbursed. Students may also defer payment if the student is enrolled at least half-time, or during the six (6) month period after graduation, or after the student drops below half-time enrollment.

For more information please see our Graduate Loan Guide on our forms and publications page, or our PLUS vs Private Loan fact sheet, for a quick comparison of the two types of loan.

Scholarships

 

Graduate Division Fellowships

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. Please see the listing below.

Graduate Dean's Scholar Award: This Fellowship provides a tuition paying award plus a $21,000 stipend a year for two years to an outstanding applicant in the entering class.

Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship: This Fellowship provides a tuition paying award plus a $25,000 stipend a year for four years to students who are socioeconomic disadvantaged. If necessary, nonresident supplemental tuition for the first year only.

University Fellowship: Each entering doctoral student will receive a fellowship to cover tuition for their first year if they are not covered by another fellowship.

Special Fellowships: Various special fellowships are described on www.grad.ucla.edu. Applicants from across the campus compete for these awards.

Teaching Assistant Funding

A Teaching Assistantship (TA) is a meaningful way for graduate students to obtain teaching experience. Teaching assistants are selected on the basis of scholarship and promise as teachers. Students who are placed in a TA position will be awarded a scholarship to pay that quarter's tuition plus a stipend starting fall quarter of their second year.

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Private Loan

Choosing how to finance your education is one of the most important decisions you will make - and the impact of that decision will follow you well beyond graduation. Once you have exhausted your eligibility for Federal, State, and University financial aid and loans, you may need to consider applying for a private educational loan, also called an alternative loan. These loans are not federal student loans. They are offered by private lenders and are used to supplement other types of financial aid. The interest rates and repayment terms on these loans may vary.

Students may refer to the UC Preferred Lender List which includes lenders that have been extensively evaluated by the University of California Office of the President and found to provide competitive rates and loan terms to students.

To find out more information regarding the terms and the application process for private loans go to our Undergraduate loan guide. You can also review our video guide comparing PLUS and Private loans

UC Code of Conduct for Preferred Lender Arrangements

To apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The priority deadline is March 2. The UCLA school code is 001315

 Types of Financial Aid for DNP Students

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans that all students, regardless or need, are eligible to receive. Interest begins accruing after the first initial disbursement. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until six (6) months after they graduate or drop below half time.

For more information please see our Loan Guides on the Publications page.

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Direct PLUS Loan is a loan option for Graduate/Professional students to help pay for their educational costs. Students can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid that the student is receiving. Interest begins accruing upon first disbursements. Students are not required to start making payments on this loan until sixty (60) days after the loan is fully disbursed. Students may also defer payment if the student is enrolled at least half-time, or during the six (6) month period after graduation, or after the student drops below half-time enrollment.

For more information please see our Graduate Loan Guide on our forms and publications page, or our PLUS vs Private Loan fact sheet, for a quick comparison of the two types of loan.

Private Loan

Choosing how to finance your education is one of the most important decisions you will make - and the impact of that decision will follow you well beyond graduation. Once you have exhausted your eligibility for Federal, State, and University financial aid and loans, you may need to consider applying for a private educational loan, also called an alternative loan. These loans are not federal student loans. They are offered by private lenders and are used to supplement other types of financial aid. The interest rates and repayment terms on these loans may vary.

Students may refer to the UC Preferred Lender List which includes lenders that have been extensively evaluated by the University of California Office of the President and found to provide competitive rates and loan terms to students.

To find out more information regarding the terms and the application process for private loans go to our Undergraduate loan guide. You can also review our video guide comparing PLUS and Private loans

UC Code of Conduct for Preferred Lender Arrangements

Scholarships

List of Nursing Scholarships (Non UCLA or School of Nursing funded)

General Scholarships

Scholarships for Specific Populations

Scholarships for Specific Specializations

To apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The priority deadline is March 2. The UCLA school code is 001315

 

Corbett Disclosure Statement

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans.

SB 1289 Disclosure Statement

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.

  • 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 the Federal Student Aid Website.
  • 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 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.