Scholarships & Financial Aid

We proudly award scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. During the 2020-21 school year, more than 400 students received nearly $2.13 million in sponsored and grant-awarded funding.


We offer many financial resources to assist both undergraduate and graduate students, and encourage you to explore these opportunities as you pursue your nursing education.

Students enrolled in an on-campus bachelor's, master's or doctoral program can apply for funding. We accept scholarship applications once a year during the spring semester. Students enrolled in online and post-master's programs are not eligible for scholarships offered by the college.

For more information about the scholarship application process, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 513-558-3600.

Scholarships & Graduate Assistantships

A searchable database of scholarships and graduate assistantships offered by the university and outside institutions is available for incoming and current students.

Financial Aid

For comprehensive information on university and federal financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid section relevant to your program level.

Nurse Faculty Loan

For students interested in a career as a full-time nurse educator, we offer the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professionals, the loan provides master's and doctoral students as much as $35,000 annually for a maximum of five years to cover tuition, fees, books and other reasonable education expenses.

As part of the loan program, students must complete four nurse educator courses prior to graduation. After graduation, up to 85 percent of the loan and principal interest is canceled for individuals who work as full-time nursing faculty at a school of nursing.

To apply for the program, complete the application and submit it in person in Procter Hall Room 206, or mail it to University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, P.O. Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038, Attn: Office of Student Affairs.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 513-558-3600.

Psych-Mental Health Nursing Fellowship

UC College of Nursing students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psych-Mental Health program are invited to apply for the SAFE-T program. SAFE-T, short for Serving At-Risk Youth Fellowship Experience - Specialty Training, includes a stipend of $28,352 over two semesters. Psych-Mental Health DNP students learn alongside UC social work and mental health counseling graduate students to receive training and mentorship in integrated medication-assisted treatment and caring for underserved and at-risk populations.