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Sources of financial aid for students in the College of Health Professions may include scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Please review under your area of interest:
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    Graduate Nursing and Health Services Administration

    Sources of financial aid for graduate nursing and HSA students may include private scholarships, loans and work study.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.

    Graduate students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing Education program may qualify to borrow loans through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Funding for this program is limited and availability of funds varies from year-to-year. In order to borrow an NFLP loan, a student must been enrolled at least half time for a minimum of two consecutive terms in the academic year.

    Graduate students who are enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program may qualify for a Nurse Traineeship award. This grant funding is very limited and availability of funds varies from year-to-year.  Students may contact the FNP department for more information about this award.

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    Second Degree Option Nursing Program

    Sources of financial aid for students in the Second Degree Option Nursing Program may include scholarships, grants, and loans.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.

    Many students in the SDO program do not work while they are in school.  Because students often need additional financial aid to help with the costs of room/board, travel, and books, since they are not working, many students will choose to borrow additional private educational loans for these other expenses.  Private loans are optional and approval for a private loan is subject to credit review and lender approval.  Students must complete a separate loan application to apply for a private loan.

    On the financial aid award letter for SDO students, our office lists the maximum amount of a private loan which students may request for each term of the program.  The amount of the private loan is determined based on the cost of attendance for the term (which is made up of the costs of tuition, fees, and estimated book, room/board, and travel expenses), and other financial aid the student is receiving.

    This program crosses two different academic years, so in order for students to receive financial aid for all three terms of the program, students must complete two different versions of the FAFSA.  In order to qualify for federal aid for the Summer 2016 term, students must complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA.  In order to qualify for federal aid for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms, students must complete the 2016-17 FAFSA.  Students will receive two different TitanConnect awards.  One award will show their summer aid eligibility.   The other award will show their fall and winter aid eligibility.

    It is important for students to know that Stafford loan eligibility is limited, even for 5th year undergraduate students.  Students may not borrow more than $57,500 in Stafford loans (this includes Stafford loans from undergraduate).  Since students enrolled in the Second Degree Option Nursing Program are enrolled as a 5th year student, it is very important for students to keep track of their Stafford loan borrowing and budget their use of funds accordingly. Students may view their Stafford loan history by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov.  To log into the site, students need to use their FSA I.D. for U.S. Department of Education websites (this is the same FSA I.D. students use to provide an electronic signature on the FAFSA).

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    Financial Aid for Joint Detroit Mercy/Aquinas Nursing Program

    Sources of financial aid for undergraduate students enrolled in the joint Detroit Mercy/Aquinas nursing program may include scholarships, grants, and loans.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.  

    Students enrolled in Detroit Mercy/Aquinas nursing program are assessed tuition and fees at the Detroit Mercy rate. Room and board is assessed at the Aquinas rate. For the 2016-17 year, the rates are:

    Tuition and registration fee (University of Detroit Mercy) 
    $39.882
    Room and Board (Aquinas campus) 
    TBD
    Books and supplies (estimated) 
    TBD

    Aquinas Program Confirmation fee (new students only)   

    TBD
    Nursing Fee  
    TBD

    TOTAL   

     TBD
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    Nurse Anesthesiology

    Sources of financial aid for students enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesiology program may include private scholarships, loans and work study.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.

    Graduate students who are enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesiology program may qualify for a Nurse Traineeship award.  This grant funding is very limited and availability of funds varies from year-to-year.  Students may contact the Nurse Anesthesiology department for more information about this award.

    Several departments on campus have openings for graduate teaching or research assistants.  Graduate assistants may be eligible to receive tuition remission.  Students who are interested in teaching or research assistant positions should contact the department they are interested in working in for information about open positions.

    Many students in this program do not work while they are in school.  Because students often need additional financial aid to help with the costs of room/board, travel, and books, since they are not working, many students will choose to borrow additional loans for these other expenses.

    On the financial aid award letter for Nurse Anesthesiology students, our office lists the maximum amount of Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans which students may request for each term of that award year.  The amounts of these loans are determined based on the cost of attendance for the term (which is made up of the costs of tuition, fees, and estimated book, room/board, and travel expenses), Department of Education loan limits, and other financial aid the student is receiving.

    It is important for students to know that Stafford loan eligibility is limited, even for graduate students. Graduate students may not borrow more than $138,500 in Stafford loans (this includes Stafford loans from undergraduate and graduate studies combined).  Since students enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesiology Program are enrolled in graduate studies, it is very important for students to keep track of their Stafford loan borrowing and budget their use of funds accordingly. Students may view their Stafford loan history by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov.  To log into the site, students need to use their FSA I.D. for U.S. Department of Education websites (this is the same FSA I.D. students use to provide an electronic signature on the FAFSA).

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    Clinical Ph.D

    Sources of financial aid for students enrolled in the Ph.D. Psychology program may include private scholarships, loans and work study.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.

    Several departments on campus have openings for graduate teaching or research assistants.  Graduate assistants may be eligible to receive tuition remission.  Students who are interested in teaching or research assistant positions should contact the department they are interested in working in for information about open positions.

    Many students in this program do not work while they are in school.  Because students often need additional financial aid to help with the costs of room/board, travel, and books, since they are not working, many students will choose to borrow additional loans for these other expenses. 

    On the financial aid award letter for Ph.D. Psychology students, our office lists the maximum amount of Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans which students may request for each term of that award year.  The amounts of these loans are determined based on the cost of attendance for the term (which is made up of the costs of tuition, fees, and estimated book, room/board, and travel expenses), Department of Education loan limits, and other financial aid the student is receiving.

    It is important for students to know that Stafford loan eligibility is limited, even for students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D Program.  Students may not borrow more than $224,000 in Stafford loans (this includes Stafford loans from undergraduate and graduate studies combined).  Since students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D Program are often enrolled in graduate studies for five or more years, due to the requirement of completing a dissertation, it is very important for students to keep track of their Stafford loan borrowing and budget their use of funds accordingly.  Students may view their Stafford loan history by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov.  To log into the site, students need to use their FSA I.D. for U.S. Department of Education websites (this is the same ID students use to provide an electronic signature on the FAFSA).

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    Physician Assistant

    Sources of financial aid for students enrolled in the Physician Assistant program may include private scholarships, loans and work study.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.

    Several departments on campus have openings for graduate teaching or research assistants.  Graduate assistants may be eligible to receive tuition remission.  Students who are interested in teaching or research assistant positions should contact the department they are interested in working in for information about open positions.

    Many students in this program do not work while they are in school.  Because students often need additional financial aid to help with the costs of room/board, travel, and books, since they are not working, many students will choose to borrow additional loans for these other expenses.

    On the financial aid award letter for Physician Assistant students, our office lists the maximum amount of Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans which students may request for each term of that award year.  The amounts of these loans are determined based on the cost of attendance for the term (which is made up of the costs of tuition, fees, and estimated book, room/board, and travel expenses), Department of Education loan limits, and other financial aid the student is receiving.

    It is important for students to know that Stafford loan eligibility is limited, even for graduate students.  Graduate students may not borrow more than $138,500 in Stafford loans (this includes Stafford loans from undergraduate and graduate studies combined).  Since students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program are enrolled in graduate studies for five years, it is very important for students to keep track of their Stafford loan borrowing and budget their use of funds accordingly. Students may view their Stafford loan history by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov.  To log into the site, students need to use their FSA I.D.  for U.S. Department of Education websites (this is the same FSA I.D. students use to provide an electronic signature on the FAFSA).

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    Financial Aid for Undergraduate Nursing

    Sources of financial aid for undergraduate nursing students may include scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.  We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.
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