Various types of financial aid are available to students attending Washington Health System School of Nursing. Financial aid is intended to assist those students who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of an education beyond high school. The primary responsibility for financing an education rests with the student and family; financial aid is intended to supplement the family contributions. Most types of aid are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need which is the difference between the cost of attending school and the total amount of money that the student and family can be expected to provide.
All students who wish to apply for federal/state financial aid, grants, and/or loans must file the www.FAFSA.ed.gov (FAFSA) annually. Financial aid may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or a combination of these. Various civic, medical, and nursing groups also have scholarships and loans available.
A brochure describing various types of financial aid is available at the school. Application procedures and deadlines vary depending on the type of aid. Students should contact their high school counselor or School of Nursing Financial Aid and Admissions Officer for information relevant to the specific type of aid. The Financial Aid and Admissions Officer is available to students Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Financial aid counseling and determination of awards are based on guidelines and regulations of the funding agencies.