Paying for Nursing School and Financial Aid

If you need assistance paying for nursing school, our Office of Financial Aid can provide you with general information regarding the different funding opportunities available for our Accelerated BSN program, including navigating the Federal Student Aid journey.

For detailed information concerning the financial aid available to ABSN students or to contact a financial aid counselor, please visit the Student Financial Services site

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To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, you must be:

  • Accepted into a degree program
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours per term
  • A U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • In good financial standing, with no federal loan default
  • Registered for Selective Service, if a male applicant

When it comes to financial aid, the first step is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s largest provider of student financial aid, providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds each year to eligible students.

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Northeastern University–Burlington ABSN Scholarship

To further support new students with the cost of their nursing education, Northeastern University-Burlington offers a scholarship to all newly admitted students to the Burlington ABSN program. Enrolled students receive a $15,000 scholarship, dispersed in $3,750 installments per semester over four semesters. Contact our admissions team at Northeastern University to learn more about the Northeastern University-Burlington ABSN Scholarship.

Northeastern University–Charlotte ABSN Scholarship

In response to North Carolina’s mounting nursing shortage, Northeastern University-Charlotte created a special ABSN Scholarship to encourage more individuals to enter the profession. Every newly admitted student to the Charlotte ABSN program automatically receives a $26,000 scholarship and some students will receive an additional $10,000 scholarship based on educational background to help pay for their nursing education dispersed over four semesters. Contact our admissions team to learn more about the Northeastern University-Charlotte ABSN Scholarship.

FAFSA Advice

Below are a few helpful hints for FAFSA completion. If you need further assistance, our financial aid staff is happy to help you with the Federal Student Aid process.

  • List your grade level as fifth year/other undergraduate
  • Report the degree as second bachelor’s degree
  • Answer “no” to the question about being a graduate or professional program
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For More Information

Please contact our admissions team if you have questions about paying for nursing school. Your admissions counselor can connect you with the appropriate person within our Office of Financial Aid.