Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Students in the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program are encouraged to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already complete a FAFSA, use the "Check My Aid" link on the application page to check the status. For assistance, contact our OneStop student service center at 513-556-1000 or email

Tuition Payment Plans

Payment plans offer you the ability to spread tuition and fees payments across a semester. To learn more, visit the Catalyst Student Portal. Enter your login information and, under the "My Finances" tab at the top of the page, choose the "Billing Information" drop down and select "Payment Plan Enrollment."


UC College of Nursing's Office of Student Affairs has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities to get you started. Connect with external organizations independently to determine criteria, deadlines and award timelines for scholarships offered. All scholarships listed are external, national scholarships, unless otherwise noted.

To search for scholarships offered by the university, visit the Student Financial Aid Scholarship Search database.

Local hospitals and health care organizations also share scholarship opportunities with the college. These opportunities are posted in Canvas, the university's online learning community platform. Check Canvas periodically for these opportunities.

UC College of Nursing Scholarships

The college awards scholarships annually on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and other criteria established by our generous donors. The application window for these scholarships opens each spring and scholarships are awarded for the following academic year. Students receive a notice via email when the application window opens.

Helene Fuld Scholarship

The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the largest charitable trust in the United States devoted exclusively to supporting student nurses and nursing education. The scholarship is offered twice each year to current and incoming Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN students during the spring and summer semesters.

The competitive awards are based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.  

Eligibility Criteria
  • Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN student
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
Award Criteria
  • Meet all eligibility criteria
  • Complete and submit a FAFSA
  • Complete the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN Helene Fuld Scholarship Application

Graduate Incentive Award (GIA)

UC College of Nursing's GIA award application for current students is open at the beginning of each spring semester. Awards are determined for the following academic year (fall to spring). This means a student who applies in the spring of a given year will be awarded funds in the fall of that year. GIA scholarships are available for fall and spring semesters. Funding is not available for summer semesters.

You should have received information regarding GIA funding in your admissions letter. If you did not receive this information, contact your advisor, Krystle Fogarty at

Veteran Education Benefits

Veterans could qualify for Veteran Education Benefits or GI Bill funds. For information on these benefits at UC, visit the Veterans Programs and Services Education Benefits page. In addition, find general information and resources for veterans the Veterans Programs and Services section.