ENTERING STUDENTS: Financial assistance for first year MEPN students consists of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS

ENTERING STUDENTS: Financial assistance for first year MEPN students consists of Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS

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.

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.

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

Please note that graduate students are no longer eligible for a Subsidized Direct Loan due to legislative changes effective

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Some UCSF nursing loans may be awarded depending on availability

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 .

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.

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