Financial Aid Information

Length of Program

The program is four semesters in both locations.

Duluth

2014-15          Academic Year 1          Summer=11 cr
2015-16          Academic Year 2          Fall = 12 cr, Spring = 14 cr, Summer= 13 cr 

St. Cloud

2015-16          Academic Year 1          Fall = 11 cr, Spring = 12 cr, Summer= 14 cr
2016-17          Academic Year 2          Fall=13 cr 

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


The College of St. Scholastica is pleased to be awarded, for a seventh year, funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. This groundbreaking national initiative, launched by RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2008, aims to help alleviate the nation's nursing shortage by dramatically expanding the pipeline of students in accelerated nursing programs.St. Scholastica received a grant of $60,000 and will award $10,000 scholarships to qualified students beginning the program in St. Cloud in September 2014 and in Duluth in May 2015. Download the appropriate application below and submit by the designated deadline.

Download the application

St. Cloud campus | Deadline: July 15, 2014

Duluth campus | Deadline: Nov. 3, 2014


 

Eligibility

Students who plan to enter the Post-baccalaureate Nursing program and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Applicant is from a group that is underrepresented in nursing (ethnic or racial minority group, men).
  • Applicant is from an economically disadvantaged background as determined by HRSA.
  • Family of origin within annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds according to family size.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and healthcare issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and healthcare of all Americans, the foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 35 years, the foundation has brought experience, commitment and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect health and healthcare of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is financial aid available?

Yes, loan funding may be available to help you cover your cost of attendance. For further consideration, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Title IV code for the College of St. Scholastica is 002343.

Duluth - May 2015: Students will need to file the 1415 and 1516 FAFSA

St. Cloud - Sept 2015: Students will need to file the 1415 and 1516 FAFSA

What types of loans are available to me?

There are a number of loan options to choose from.

  • The Federal Stafford Loan program allows students to borrow up to a maximum of $12,500 per academic year. The overall aggregate borrowing limit with this loan program is $57,500 (amount is based upon "Independent Status" as per FAFSA guidelines). Stafford loans are guaranteed and do not require a cosigner.
  • Alternative/Supplemental Educational Loan: This type of loan requires a credit-worthy borrower and/or a credit-worthy cosigner. Please see our loan information page for recommended lenders.

Can my previous undergraduate loans be deferred?

Possibly. Federal loans can be deferred as long as you are enrolled at half-time status. Private loan deferment varies by lender. Please check with the lender.

Are scholarship opportunities available?

Yes, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available on a competitive basis. Please check our scholarship directory

Can I borrow extra loans to use for living expenses and/or to purchase books?

Yes, part of the loans you will be offered can be used for this purpose. Be sure you complete a Refund Authorization and Direct Deposit Authorization via cor.css.edu to participate in this.


 

Checklist

  1. Complete all application requirements for the Post-baccalaureate Nursing program.
  2. Complete a 2014-15 and 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Once fully accepted, you will receive a financial aid award letter and will need to complete the checklist listed at cor.css.edu (OneStop tab)

Please contact us with any questions!

The College of St. Scholastica
OneStop Student Services
(877) 287-8716 | OneStop@css.edu

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