Government Funded Nursing Programs

How can I receive government funding for a nursing program?

If you are a prospective or current Nursing student, there are a variety of federal and state financial aid programs that can help fund your education. Government-run financial aid programs are typically need-based, meaning that aid is awarded based on your need for financial help. Select programs are also merit-based. This means that they consider both your financial need and academic performance when determining your eligibility.

What federal aid options are available to nursing students?

The Pell Grant is a need-based grant that does not need to be repaid after you graduate. It is available for undergraduate students with significant financial needs. As of fall 2022, 60% of Goodwin students were earning their education with the help of a Pell Grant.

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) also aids undergraduate students with considerable financial needs. An FSEOG differs from a Pell Grant because a Pell Grant can be distributed to any student who shows financial need, while colleges and universities are only allowed to award a set number of FSEOGs.

How can the state help fund my nursing degree?

CT Health Horizons is a state initiative that aims to address workforce shortages in the healthcare field. By awarding grants to ABSN, BSN, and PMHNP students, CT Health Horizons provides individuals in need with the opportunity to build a stable and fulfilling career in Nursing.

The Roberta B. Willis Scholarship program is a Connecticut state financial aid program. It offers two different forms of financial aid for eligible students: a need-merit scholarship and a need-based grant. Eligibility is based on several factors, including your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and SAT/ACT scores.

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