Tuition and fees for all UVA schools are set annually by the Board of Visitors.
Many students need help paying for college. All accepted incoming and returning nursing students receive an email about School- and UVA-specific financial aid in March before their arrival on Grounds. The School emails its scholarship applications to new students only after admission offers are made. All students in need of aid are considered for the School of Nursing’s $500,000 in scholarships.
Students may also apply for other School or University awards for nursing or interdisciplinary research projects, presentations, and study abroad programs, among other things.
All undergraduate financial support requires the annual completion of:
All graduate financial support requires the annual completion of:
UVA Office of Student Financial Services
918 Emmet Street
Questions? Contact Adam Seid.
Incoming students will be emailed information regarding School of Nursing financial support. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing (434) 924-0068.
The Office of Student Financial Services provides financial aid for undergraduate students:
This year the School awarded 50+ undergraduate need-based nursing scholarships (totaling over $500,000). The School of Nursing emails the School’s scholarship application to new students only after admission offers are made. Returning students are emailed information about the School’s scholarships each March.
Contact Austin Stajduhar, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid
Some merit awards (not based on financial need) are available, funded by the Nursing Alumni Association. Note: new first-year and transfer students are not eligible for these merit awards.
Financial aid at the graduate level comes from several sources. Please contact the appropriate office for the following items:
Need-based and merit-based aid can come in the form of full or partial support for your tuition and required fees, or in some cases an additional monthly stipend. The School uses awards from the federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia and private foundations, as well as endowment and alumni gifts to award these full and partial tuition awards. Last year the School awarded over $1.2 million in tuition/stipend support to graduate nursing students (fellowships and graduate assistant positions).
Contact Adam Seid, Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid, for more info.
To be eligible for any support, a graduate student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester in a graduate degree program (MSN, DNP or PhD).
Students enrolled in post-master’s certificate programs are eligible to receive support from private scholarships but are not eligible for federal, Commonwealth of Virginia or UVA monies.
Two merit awards (not based on financial need) are available, funded by the Nursing Alumni Association to students in any graduate degree program (MSN, DNP or PhD).
The School selects and hires approximately 30 graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) each year to assist with instruction primarily of the pre-licensure nursing students. Contact Adam Seid for more info.
There are a limited number of GRA positions. Priority goes to enrolled PhD students whose research interests overlap with the focus of the assistantship. GRA positions usually provide a half-scholarship and stipend. PhD students will be contacted directly by funded faculty members if GRA support is available.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
Graduate students who are considering full-time nursing faculty positions should apply for the NFLP. UVA administers this federal loan program to UVA graduate nursing students to develop future nursing faculty in the US. NFLP Information
UVA Future Virginia Nurse Faculty Loan Assistance Repayment Program (FNVF)
Full-time students enrolling in the PhD in Nursing or the Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are eligible. Application deadline: May 15th. New DNP or PhD students will be sent the FNVF loan application in April.
Provides travel awards ($100 - $500) to undergraduate or graduate students making presentations at regional, national or international professional conferences. Calls for support are sent to students every semester (November and March 1st of each year). Priority is given to students who are making poster, panel or podium presentation at health-related conferences. Contact Adam Seid for more info.
MSN and DNP Student Request for Financial Support
The MSN and DNP Program can offer some financial support to graduate students who are involved in professional conferences and/or scholarly activities. Students are encouraged to apply early. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Once received, you will be notified within 2 weeks. Contact Lauren Gibson with questions.
To apply for funding, submit a Request for Professional/Scholarly Financial Support Application
There are several sources of outside scholarship support for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
Virginia Department of Health Nursing Scholarships due June 30th
UVA and UVA Health System employees
Tuition reimbursement to qualifying employees; contact UVA Human Resources or your HR Department for forms and deadlines.