Other Resources for Financial Aid
Private Student Loans are available. A list of lenders can be found using FASTChoice.
Loan Repayment Programs
Primary care health professionals who are providing full-time clinical services in a public or non-profit facility located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area are also eligible for state loan repayment programs. Ohio residents should contact Geri Rousculp from the Ohio Department of Health’s Primary Care/Rural Health Program at 614.644.8508 or BCHS@odh.ohio.gov. We also excluded the National Health Service Corp program.
The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) offers primary care medical, dental and mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural or frontier communities with limited access to care. Visit NHSC.hrsa.gov and click on “loan repayment” for more information or to apply.
The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, formerly the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, helps alleviate the shortage of nurses across the country. It offers loan repayment assistance to registered nurses and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working at Critical Shortage Facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing. Program participants receive up to 60 percent of their qualifying student loans in exchange for a two-year service commitment—and an additional 25 percent of their original loan balance for an optional third year. See The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment FAQs Page to learn more.
BSN-MSN Bridge Program
The purpose of this program is to expand the number of primary care advanced practice nurses in Ohio and to support Cleveland State University Nursing students transitioning into the MSN program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Two courses taken at CSU will be applied toward MSN course requirements at CWRU.
- CSU nursing student, graduating with BSN degree within 9 months of the application
- Committed to applying to a CWRU FPB School of Nursing primary care NP program (Pediatric NP, Women’s health NP, Family systems psychiatric mental health NP, Adult-gerontology NP, Family NP and nurse midwifery)
- Grade point average of 3.3 or higher
- Must enroll in and complete NUR 502 at CSU in Spring or Summer terms;
- Current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
Eligible students will be invited to apply; information sessions will be presented at CSU during the fall semester each year. Applications are accepted in fall to facilitate course planning.
Elizabeth Madigan, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Hospital Tuition Assistance
Many hospitals offer tuition assistance to advance nursing students. Each hospital administers it own program. The FPB School of Nursing is most familiar with the programs offered through University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic. Assistance ranges from $7,500 to $10,000 per academic year along with a one- to two-year commitment from the student to work for the hospital after completing their nursing degree.
Employers of health care professionals often offer tuition assistance to their employees. Check with your employer for more information. Student employment is available at the FPB School of Nursing and other campus locations. Part-time employment is also available at local hospitals and other health care agencies.
There are several GI Bill programs to choose from. There are the Post 9/11, Active Duty & Reserve GI Bills as well as programs for dependents.
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