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Financial Aid

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This page is intended to provide information about resources that assist in finding financial aid, scholarships, grants, and other funding for their studies. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate information. However, deadlines and other requirements may change so it is recommended that students contact the source of assistance directly.


Undergraduate financial aid opportunities are available through the university and can be viewed here.



**A record number of graduate student scholarships and awards were distributed for the 2013-2014 academic year**

  • $10,000 scholarships were awarded to eight Direct Master's Entry students from the Robert Wood Johnson/AACN New Careers in Nursing Program
  • $160,000 in scholarships were awarded from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to twenty Direct Master's Entry students
  • Four students received HRSA National Health Service Corps scholarships
  • Full fellowships were provided for seven PhD students, which included both a stipend and tuition remission
  • 25 funded teaching assistantship positions were offered to current students
  • Approximately twelve students received funded research assistant positions
  • Endowed partial scholarships from generous donors were awarded to eleven students
  • Over $650,000 in tuition remission was awarded to Direct Master's Entry, Master's and PhD students for the 2013-2014 academic year


Fellowship Opportunities


Internal Resources

The university financial aid office can facilitate a variety of types of student loans. For more information, contact student services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294.

mAvailable to master's students             
pAvailable to doctoral students

mpTeaching Assistantships: Graduate students are eligible to be considered for a teaching assistantship in the School of Nursing. This assistantship provides a stipend. Teaching Assistants may teach an undergraduate or graduate course, assist faculty members in their teaching roles, assist with other responsibilities related to teaching and/or evaluation of students and programs. Teaching Assistantship Form ยป

mpResearch Assistantships: Research assistantships may become available depending on faculty grants. Students interested in being considered for such opportunities should monitor bulletin boards and e-mail notices sent by the Graduate Office.

pUniversity Fellowships: These fellowships are awarded competitively to PhD students in the School of Nursing at the time of admission to the PhD program. They provide full tuition and a stipend for 3 years of full-time study and are only available to students following the full-time curriculum plan. Fellows are assigned to work two days per week with a faculty member on his or her research.

pUniversity Minority Fellowship: The University awards this fellowship to doctoral students from various graduate programs that are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Students must be US citizens. This fellowship provides tuition and a stipend for up to three years depending on the student's educational background.

Tuition Remission Request Form


Connell School Scholarships

mpHaley Scholarship: The Haley Scholarship awards six credits per academic year to nurses employed at Brigham and Women's Hospital or one of its affiliates (Faulkner, Children's, or Dana Farber), with preference given to those who anticipate study related to neuroscience nursing.

External Resources

The following are websites that may be useful in helping students to determine their financial needs and to locate scholarships. Note that many of these sites and services are free but may require registration. Please be sure to read the conditions carefully since they often require you to provide personal information and/or to agree to receive commercial mailings or mailings from education institutions.


External Scholarships, Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants


International Students

  • Rotary International
    Rotary Foundation Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
    (847) 866-4459
  • International Union against Cancer
    International Oncology Nursing Fellowship
    Contact: UICC Fellowships Dept., Geneva, Switzerland
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program (ASAAP)
    Contact: Zara Shulman or Mary Tracy, (202) 737-3699, ext. 226
  • Fulbright Foundation
    Fulbright Scholarships
    Contact: Institute of International Education, (212) 984-5330
  • For an updated and comprehensive listing of scholarships and study abroad programs, visit

Loan Repayment Programs

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Nursing Student Loans
    Division of Student Assistance, (301) 443-4776
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - U.S. Public Health Service
    National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, (800) 221-9393
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    Federal Program Opportunity Alert
    Loan Repayment Program, (202) 463-6930


Private Sector Loan Sources

  • American Express Educational Loans, 800-987-7770
  • AMSA Advantage Education Loan, 888-282-5957
  • Chiroloans, 800-252-2041
  • CitiAssist Loan, 800-745-5473
  • MedAchiever, 800-539-5363
  • MedCAP Alternative Loan (MAL), 800-633-2270
  • MedChoice Loan, 800-255-8374
  • MEDFUNDS, 800-665-1016
  • Medical Access Loan, 800-282-1550
  • MEDLOAN Alternative Loan (ALP), 800-233-7575
  • Nelli-Mae, Inc., 800-634-9308
  • Platinum Alternative Loan, 800-252-2041
  • Signature Educational Loan Program, 800-695-3317
  • STILL LOAN$, 800-626-5266