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General FAQs

  • How will the Student Financial Aid Office contact me?

    Our office corresponds with you mainly through your UCSF email address. Please make sure to keep your email address updated.

    We may also contact you by mail. Please check both mail and email regularly to ensure a quick response to any question we may have for you or for reminder notices from the Student Financial Aid Office. Fast responses to requests for information may assist us in processing your application more quickly.

  • How and when do I register for school?

    You will receive information about registration from the Office of the Registrar. All questions regarding the registration process, tuition, and payment deadline should be directed to OAR at (415) 476-8280.

  • I have outstanding educational loans. Can I defer payment now that I am back in school?
    You may be able to defer prior educational loan repayment if you are enrolled at least half-time by filing an in-school deferment form with your loan servicer. To do that, you should download the form from your loan servicer’s website, complete your section, and bring it to the Office of the Registrar on or after the first day of school for certification. More information will be provided during the orientation. Our Registrar’s Office also sends student enrollment information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) quarterly so loan servicers can be notified about your student status.
  • I'm moving, where do I change I my address?
    You may change your address in the UCSF Student Portal.
  • If I take a leave of absence, do I have to begin repayment of my student loans?

    A leave of absence (LOA) must be approved by a student’s advisor. Students in satisfactory academic standing taking an LOA for less than one year (four consecutive quarters) can reenter the program in any subsequent quarter. For LOAs lasting more than one year, the Program Director must approve the student’s re-entry to the program. Once you are no longer a registered student, most student loans have a grace period during which loan payments are not due.

    Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS will continue to accrue interest during the six month grace period, although no payments will be required.

    If you re-enroll before using up all of your grace period, you are entitled to the same grace period again upon graduation. Once the entire grace period is used up during a period of non-enrollment or leave of absence, however, you enter repayment immediately upon graduation. You still qualify for a grace period for any new loan(s) borrowed after you re-enroll at UCSF, however, which may give you two different repayment dates!

  • I have more detailed questions about financial aid, who can I talk to?
    See our drop-in advising schedule and contact information on our contact page.

Budget FAQs

  • How much does my program cost at UCSF?
    Please see student budget for current total estimated cost of attendance.
  • Can I request for additional financial aid for a computer?
    You may apply for a total of $2,500 for the purchase or replacement of a computer during your UCSF enrollment. Printers and software are included in this maximum. An Expense Request Form and appropriate documentation must be submitted to request funding for computer purchases.
  • How much money does financial aid allow for the cost of living?
    The money you receive for living costs from financial aid will be determined by your housing status; off-campus, university housing, or with parents/relatives. Food, utilities, transportation costs (primarily public transit costs), and some personal/miscellaneous costs are all calculated into your budget. Generally, moving expenses cannot be included in your budget. Our office works to calculate a modest, but adequate, student budget. Housing is a considerable part of your cost of living in San Francisco, but there are ways to reduce your costs. Your financial aid budget assumes you will be sharing an apartment with at least one other person and our budget reflects that expectation. Each year the Student Financial Aid Office sets a standard cost of living for the next school year based on extensive research about local costs as well as federal regulations. Review student budget page for more details.
  • I've looked over the student budget and would like some help budgeting this money.

    It may be a significant change for some students enrolling at UCSF to adjust to living on a student budget. While we try to provide an adequate budget, this amount is modest and may require some changes in your living habits. A good way to feel comfortable living on financial aid may be to set a monthly budget. You can start with the student budget we provide and see where your expenses differ. The budget we provide is just an example of how you may be spending the money. For example, you might spend less on rent than we allot, but more on food and that will work as long as the amount you need to pay bills each term is equal to the amount you receive. Our financial aid advisors are also here to help. If you find you will have more than enough to live on, consider reducing your loans; we strongly recommends that you borrow only what you need.

    Some students begin school with personal debt (non-student loans). The expected monthly payments for credit card or other types of consumer loan debt will be hard to make while living on a student budget. The student budget does not include additional funding for debt repayment. If you are concerned about staying current on personal debt while you are enrolled, call us to set up a time you can meet with your financial aid advisor to go over your options, either by phone appointment or in person.

    Another area of concern for many students is funding for transportation. The Student Financial Aid Office includes a monthly transportation cost in the student budget, but not the cost of getting to campus for the two in-person executive weekends, since students will be coming from many different places! Additional funding for transportation can be included in your budget if it is essential for the program and you can complete an Education Expense Request form, asking for additional transportation funding. For more information, contact the Student Financial Aid Office or view detailed information on your program's student budget.


Apply for Aid FAQs

  • Who can apply for financial aid?

    Please review eligibility requirements.

    Financial aid consists of loans and federal work-study for eligible students. It is unlikely that work-study would be feasible for the MS-HPL program participants.

    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.

  • When should I apply for financial aid and what is the deadline?

    You can begin the financial aid process early by completing the FAFSA, and then the Finaid/COLS Application after you receive your student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail.

    Your SAA ID is issued by the Office of Admissions and Registrar (OAR). Please call them at (415) 476-8280 if you do not receive your SAA ID and password after three weeks of your admission to UCSF.

  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    The following documents are required to apply for financial aid:

    1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete this form right away (before you are admitted). Our FAFSA Federal School Code is “001319”.
    2. If you want to borrow a Federal Direct Loan and/or Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you need to complete the Master Promissory Note for the appropriate loan. A credit check is also required for the Direct Graduate PLUS. You can complete the loan forms and credit check even before you are admitted--this speeds up the process! Please review information about loans and complete the loan application process through StudentLoans.gov.
    3. The final step is completing a short UCSF Finaid/COLS Application on our Student Portal. You cannot complete this final step until you are admitted and receive your SAA ID, which you will need to access the student portal. For funding options, please refer to Apply for Aid page.
  • How do I know if my application is complete?
    You can always log into your Financial Aid Portal account and click on the “Document” tab to check for any missing document(s).
  • What is a Financial Aid Award Letter?
    An award letter is an explanation of the types and amount of financial aid you will be receiving for a specific school year. It will also include a breakdown of how and when you will be receiving your financial aid money. Your eligibility is also listed on the award letter. We recommend that you keep a record of all the award letters you receive while attending UCSF. You can refer to your award letter throughout the year for information on funding you will receive each quarter.
  • I have my Award Letter, but I need help understanding what information it contains.
    In your Award Letter, there will be a listing of the types of financial aid you will be receiving. View types of aid webpage for more information on these awards.
  • If I want to change my awards after I have already accepted or declined my financial aid, is that possible?
    Borrow only what you need. If you want to change your Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan or Direct Graduate PLUS later, you can submit an online Loan Change Form.

Disbursement FAQs

  • If I apply for a Federal Direct Loan and Direct Grad PLUS now, must I accept the full amount of the loans I am awarded?
    Our office will send you a Financial Aid Award Letter via email after we process your application and you can either reduce or cancel any loan you are offered. We will not certify any loan before you “accept” and confirm the loan amount online.
  • How is my financial aid money disbursed to me?
    In general, your financial aid is divided by the number of quarters in which you are expected to enroll within an academic calendar (July 1 to June 30). The MS-HAIL program begins in the winter, which means there are only two terms remaining in the academic calendar before you will need to apply for again for the terms that will take place during the 2014-15 academic year. Your total awards will be divided evenly over the number of terms in which you are enrolled. This means your direct deposits will be disbursed at the beginning of each quarter on a set disbursement date, and NOT in one lump sum. See your Award Letter and view more information on disbursement.
  • When do I receive my financial aid?

    Financial aid funds are released immediately prior to the first day of school every quarter (assuming, of course, you applied promptly so your funds have arrived, you registered and filed a study list, and there is no registration hold placed on your account). See our quarterly financial aid disbursement schedule.

    Please sign up for direct deposit so your financial aid can be electronically deposited into your bank account through electronic fund transfer (EFT). It is faster and safer than waiting to receive a paper check in the US mail. Information regarding direct deposit will be given to you along with your Financial Aid Offer Letter, as you cannot sign up until after financial aid is awarded.


DNP, MS-HPL, MS-HAIL, MEPN, and Nursing FAQs

  • DNP FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?
      All DNP students pay the same self-supporting fee. (Note: fees are subject to change without notice).
    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      Financial assistance consists of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. Visit our website for detailed loan terms. Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective July 1, 2012. Work-Study is also available, based on availability of funds and your ability to secure a work-study job. However, it is not likely that work-study will be feasible for DNP students. Private loans are another option. However, interest rates on private loans, while lower in some cases, are not stable. Repayment options in the federal loan programs are generally more beneficial than those offered by private loan companies.

      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.

      To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled for at least half-time as prescribed by your curriculum. If you drop below half-time, you are not eligible for any federal financial aid for that quarter.

    • When should I apply for financial aid and what is the deadline?

      AS SOON AS YOU'VE BEEN ADMITTED! You should apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Apply and get all your application materials in as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school.

      The priority deadline for entering students is February 16, 2018, and March 5, 2018 for continuing students. Funding may be delayed for applications completed after this date.

    • How do I apply for financial aid?

      The following documents are required to apply for federal financial aid:

      1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete this form right away (before you are admitted). Our FAFSA Federal School Code is “001319”.
      2. Complete a short UCSF Finaid/COLS Application on our Student Portal. Apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Submit your application materials and supporting documents as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school. Your SAA ID is issued by the Office of Admissions and Registrar (OAR). Please call them at (415) 476-8280 if you do not receive your SAA ID and password after three weeks of your admission to UCSF.
      3. If you want to borrow a Federal Direct Loan and/or Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you need to complete the Master Promissory Note for the appropriate loan. A credit check is also required for the Direct Graduate PLUS. You can complete the loan forms and credit check even before you are admitted--this speeds up the process! Please review information about loans and complete the loan application process through StudentLoans.gov.
    • As DNP is an online program, do I get financial aid to cover living expenses?
      Cost of living is automatically included in all students’ estimated Cost of Attendance. Your financial aid offer letter contains an itemization of your Estimated Cost of Attendance including tuition, books, commute, and cost of living. You can choose to borrow only what you need.
    • How many units am I required to be enrolled?
      Students must be enrolled at least half-time as prescribed by the DNP curriculum to be eligible for financial aid. If you drop below half-time at any quarter, you are not eligible for federal financial aid for that quarter.
    • How long is my program?
      The DNP program duration is 7 quarters. If you need to extend your program or take a Leave of Absence, you must notify the financial aid office as well as the school.
  • MS-HPL FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?
      All students in the MS-HPL pay the same tuition regardless of whether they are California residents. (Note: tuition is subject to change without notice).
    • In addition to federal financial aid, what other sources of aid are available?
      You are encouraged to ask your employer if any tuition assistance might be available for you while you take this program. We also encourage you to pursue the availability of outside scholarship resources. Please visit scholarships page for a list of free scholarship search databases.
    • Do I need to complete the “PROFILE"?
      No. The MS-HPL program is considered “self-supporting” so students do not need to complete the PROFILE.
    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      Financial assistance consists mostly of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective July 1, 2012. Work-Study would potentially be available, based on availability of funds and your ability to secure a work-study job. It is not likely that work-study will be feasible for the MS-HPL students. Private loans are another option. However, interest rates on private loans, while lower in some cases, are not stable. Repayment options in the federal loan programs are generally more beneficial than those offered by private loan companies. 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.

      To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled for at least half-time as prescribed by your curriculum. If you drop below half-time, you are not eligible for any federal financial aid for that quarter.

    • How long is my program?
      The MS-HPL can be completed in 1 year of full-time enrollment, or 2 years of half-time enrollment. If you need to extend your program or take a Leave of Absence, you must notify the financial aid office as well as the school. To qualify for financial aid for any quarter, you must be enrolled at least half-time as prescribed by the curriculum.
  • MS-HAIL FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?
      All students in the MS-HAIL pay the same self-supporting fee. (Note: fees are subject to change without notice).
    • Do I need to complete the “PROFILE"?
      No. The MS-HAIL program is considered “self-supporting” so students do not need to complete the PROFILE.
    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      Financial assistance consists mostly of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective July 1, 2012. Work-study would potentially be available, based on availability of funds and your ability to secure a work-study job. It is not likely that work-study will be feasible for the MS-HAIL participants. (Private loans are another option, but not recommended because the interest on private loans, while lower in some cases, is not stable. Repayment options in the federal loan programs are generally more beneficial than those offered by private loan companies).

      To apply, you must complete both a FAFSA and UCSF Finaid/COLS Application as well as all the loan documents.

      To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled for at least 2 courses (6 units) each quarter. If you enroll for only 1 class (3 units), you are not eligible for any federal financial aid for that quarter.

      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.

    • How long is my program?
      The MS-HAIL can be completed in four terms of full-time enrollment. If you take a reduced course load, your fees will be pro-rated and your program will take longer than four terms. Financial aid will be adjusted accordingly. To qualify for financial aid, you must be enrolled at least half-time.
  • MEPN FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?

      During the initial year of the MEPN program, you are not required to pay a Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. All entering students pay the same self-supporting fee. A supplemental tuition for out of state residency will be assessed when you enter the Master’s program, unless you become a California resident. (Note: fees are subject to change without notice)

      All questions concerning state residency requirements should be directed toward the Office of the Registrar at (415) 476-8280.

    • In addition to federal financial aid, what other sources of aid are available?

      During your initial year in the self-supporting program, the School of Nursing offers a MEPN Grant to qualified students. After the initial year (once you matriculate into the regular Master’s coursework), you may qualify for scholarships, traineeships, fellowships, and fee remissions administered by the School of Nursing and Graduate Division. Contact the School of Nursing for more information as the school has a separate criteria for determining eligibility for these funds. The school also publicizes outside and departmental funding opportunities in its online Student Newsletters. You can also obtain information about graduate support from the Graduate Division.

      If you are a regular status employee of UC while completing the Master’s coursework, you may be eligible for two-thirds reduction of both the Student Services Fee and Tuition. For more information contact Office of the Registrar at (415) 476-8280.

    • When should I apply for financial aid and what is the deadline?

      AS SOON AS YOU'VE BEEN ADMITTED! You should apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Apply and get all your application materials in as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school.

      The priority deadline for MEPN students is April 10, 2017.

      NOTE: Students who are admitted into the MEPN program after April 1 can email Lily Ling in our office for an extension if they are unable to meet the priority deadline.

    • Do I need to complete the “PROFILE"?

      The first year of the MEPN program is considered “self-supporting” so entering MEPN students do not need to complete the PROFILE.

      When you re-new your UCSF Finaid/COLS Application for your second year, you only need to complete a CSS PROFILE and provide parental information if you are under 30 years of age and want to apply for Full Funding.

    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      ENTERING STUDENTS: Financial assistance for first year MEPN students consists of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. Some UCSF nursing loans may be awarded depending on availability. Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective July 1, 2011.

      CONTINUING STUDENTS: As you matriculate to the Master’s program, you can apply for Full Funding or Basic Funding. Basic Funding consists of Nursing Student Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, and Direct Graduate PLUS. Full Funding includes all UCSF campus need-based aid (i.e., campus scholarships, grants, Nursing Student Loan, and university loans) as well as Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. The difference between Basic and Full Funding refers to the TYPES of financial aid for which you are applying. Full Funding does not mean you are applying for more money than Basic Funding. To apply for either Basic or Full Funding, you must complete both a FAFSA and UCSF Finaid/COLS Application. If you are under age 30 and want to apply for Full Funding, you also need to complete the CSS PROFILE and submit your parent's information and their federal tax return. See our Apply for Aid page for more information. 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.

    • I'm a graduate student, why do I need to submit my parents' information to apply for Full Funding?
      As a Graduate student, you are considered an "independent." However, that means almost ALL of the students at UCSF are independent. UCSF needs a secondary tool to determine a student's “financial need" for our limited UCSF grant and loan programs. We use your parent's information to calculate a "Family Strength Index" and use that in determining what your "financial need." However, if you are 30 years old or over, UCSF will not take your parent's information into account for Full Funding consideration. See our Apply for Aid page for more information.
    • What happens if I provide parental information and am ineligible for Full Funding?
      Our office will automatically review your application for Basic Funding, as parental data is not considered for Basic Funding.
    • The MEPN program is three years. If I am under 30-years-old and submit parental information for my second year, do I need to submit parental information again for my third year?
      No, you do not need to re-submit parental information once you have done it. If there is a change to your parents’ situation (i.e., income decrease, sibling attending college), you can resubmit a PROFILE and parental tax returns, and request that we reevaluate your application.
    • What is a Nursing Student Loan?
      Eligibility for the Nursing Student Loan is based on financial need so student/spouse earnings and assets are considered. It has a fixed interest rate of 5% and has no loan fee. Interest is subsidized (not charged to you) while you are in school and during the nine month grace period. Interest begins to be charged (and loan repayment begins) nine months after you graduate or cease to be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Nursing FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?
      A Nonresident Supplemental Tuition is assessed if you are not a California resident. All questions concerning state residency requirements should be directed toward All questions concerning state residency requirements should be directed toward the Office of the Registrar at (415) 476-8280
    • In addition to federal financial aid, what other sources of aid are available?

      The School of Nursing and Graduate Division administers scholarships, traineeships, fellowships, and fee remissions. Contact the school for application and more information since the school has a separate criteria for determining eligibility for these funds. The school also publicizes outside and departmental funding opportunities in its online Student Newsletters.

      We also encourage you to pursue the availability of outside scholarship resources.

      If you are a regular status employee of UC while completing the Master’s coursework, you may be eligible for two-thirds reduction of both the Student Services Fee and Tuition. For more information contact Office of the Registrar at (415) 476-8280.

    • When should I apply for financial aid and what is the deadline?

      AS SOON AS YOU'VE BEEN ADMITTED! You should apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Apply and get all your application materials in as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school.

      Our application deadline for entering students is June 12, 2017. For continuing students, it is March 2, 2017.

    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      You have the option of applying for Full Funding or Basic Funding.

      Basic Funding consists of a small amount of grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, and Direct Graduate PLUS.

      Full Funding includes all UCSF campus need-based aid (i.e., campus scholarships, grants, Nursing Student Loan, and university loans) as well as Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Federal Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective July 1, 2011.

      The difference between Basic and Full Funding refers to the TYPES of financial aid for which you are applying. Full Funding does not mean you are applying for more money than Basic Funding.

      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.

    • For Nursing Doctoral students, what kind of financial aid can I get?

      Federal financial aid for nursing doctoral students includes Federal Work-Study, Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, and Direct Graduate PLUS. See below of details.

      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.

    • How do I apply for financial aid?

      The following documents are required to apply for federal financial aid:

      1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete this form right away (before you are admitted). Our FAFSA Federal School Code is “001319”.
      2. Complete a short UCSF Finaid/COLS Application on our Student Portal. Apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Submit your application materials and supporting documents as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school. Your SAA ID is issued by the Office of Admissions and Registrar (OAR). Please call them at (415) 476-8280 if you do not receive your SAA ID and password after three weeks of your admission to UCSF.
      3. If you are under age 30 by December 31, 2017, and want to apply for Full Funding, you also need to complete the CSS PROFILE and submit your parents' information and their federal tax return. UCSF's CSS Profile code is "7152". Please review "Parents’ Information" section on Apply for Aid for more information.
      4. If you want to borrow a Federal Direct Loan and/or Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you need to complete the Master Promissory Note for the appropriate loan. A credit check is also required for the Direct Graduate PLUS. You can complete the loan forms and credit check even before you are admitted--this speeds up the process! Please review information about loans and complete the loan application process through StudentLoans.gov.
    • I'm a graduate student, why do I need to submit my parents' information to apply for Full Funding?
      As a Graduate student, you are considered an "independent." However, that means almost ALL of the students at UCSF are independent. UCSF needs a secondary tool to determine a student's “financial need" for our limited UCSF grant and loan programs. We use your parent's information to calculate a "Family Strength Index" and use that in determining what your "financial need." However, if you are 30 years old or over, UCSF will not take your parent's information into account for Full Funding consideration. See our Apply for Aid page for more information.
    • What happens if I provide parental information and am ineligible for Full Funding?
      Our office will automatically review your application for Basic Funding, as parental data is not considered for Basic Funding.
    • If I am under 30-years-old and submit parental information, do I need to submit parental information again for my second year?
      No, you do not need to re-submit parental information once you have done it. If there is a change to your parents’ situation (i.e., income decrease, sibling attending college), you can resubmit a CSS PROFILE and parental tax returns, and request that we reevaluate your application.
    • What is a Nursing Student Loan?
      Eligibility for the Nursing Student Loan is based on financial need so student/spouse earnings and assets are considered. It has a fixed interest rate of 5% and has no loan fee. Interest is subsidized (not charged to you) while you are in school and during the nine-month grace period. Interest begins to be charged (and loan repayment begins) nine months after you graduate or cease to be enrolled as a full-time student.
    • How many units am I required to be enrolled?
      Students must complete at least eight units each quarter to be considered full-time for financial aid purposes. Students who attend at least half-time but take fewer than eight units at any quarter are eligible for Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan or Direct Graduate PLUS, but not for other types of need-based financial aid for that quarter.
    • If I want to enroll in summer session, can I apply for additional financial aid?
      Nursing students are not required to attend summer except for entering MEPN, Post-Master’s students, and second-year Nurse Midwifery students. If you elect to enroll for summer and need federal financial aid to cover summer tuition and cost of living, you can complete our online Summer Enrollment for Nursing Students form. More information and the web link are sent via the School of Nursing Newsletter each Spring Quarter. You must confirm your enrollment with a faculty advisor before completing this form, as we need to know which summer session and how many units will you be enrolled, and whether you plan to be full-time for the remainder of the academic year.
  • Nursing Post-Master's FAQs
    • I am not a California resident. Does that affect my fees?
      All nursing Post-Master’s students pay the same fees regardless of their legal state of residence. All fees are subject to change without notice.
    • When should I apply for financial aid and what is the deadline?

      AS SOON AS YOU'VE BEEN ADMITTED! You should apply as soon as you receive your acceptance and student ID (SAA ID) and password in the mail. Apply and get all your application materials in as soon as possible in order to allow time for us to disburse your funding in time for the beginning of school.

      The priority deadline for entering summer students is April 17, 2017. Funding may be delayed for applications completed after this date.

    • Do I need to complete the "CSS PROFILE"?
      No, CSS PROFILE is not required for nursing Post-Master’s students.
    • What kind of financial aid can I get?

      Federal financial aid consists of the Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. See below for details.

      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.