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'Update' Student Newsletter Dec. 2013


Update” - December 2013 Issue
UCSF School of Nursing Student Newsletter


Dec. 6, Last day of Fall Quarter instruction

Dec. 9 - 13, Final Exams period

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1, Holiday Office closure

Jan. 6, First day of Winter Quarter classes

Jobs & Money!

See “Scholarships, Grants, and Awards” at the end of this document.

Student Financial Services

Winter Quarter Financial Aid Disbursement:
If you have no registration hold and file your study list by early December, your winter quarter funds will be released in the last week of December so that it should reach your bank account by January 6, the first day of winter quarter.  If you did not sign up for direct deposit, a check will be mailed to you instead of direct deposit, so there may be a delay with postal delivery.

Winter Quarter Registration Hold
Email notices were sent to students who have a registration hold placed by our office.  Please check your UCSF email account and resolve any hold immediately to avoid delay in funding.

Electronic Deposit: 
If you had received your fall quarter funding through check payment(s) and would like to sign up for direct deposit for future quarters so that funds can be deposited promptly into your checking or saving account, please do so right away at:

Satisfactory Academic Requirements:
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. This is a federal requirement.

Some of the basic requirements are:

•   All masters nursing students must take a minimum of 8 units each quarter for financial aid.

•   All doctoral nursing students who have not yet advanced to candidacy must take a minimum of 6 units each quarter for financial aid purposes. Student who have advanced to candidacy are considered to be enrolled full-time regardless of the number of units they are taking.

•   Students who are considered half-time are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans. Students who are considered less than half-time are not eligible for federal financial aid.

•   All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

2014-15 Financial Aid Application
Our office's website ( will be updated by early January with the 2014-15 application instructions, and we will send you an email when the information is available.  The deadline for all continuing students will be early March.  Students who miss the deadline may only be awarded Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS through our office.

The Student Financial Aid Office website ( can be accessed any time to obtain check disbursement dates, information on the financial aid process at UCSF, download aid forms, etc.  Our office is located at Millberry Union, West Tower, Room MU-201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our telephone number is (415) 476-4181.


A reminder about FRAGRANCES: 
The School of Nursing has more than a few students, faculty, and staff whose chemical sensitivities range from merely irritating to disabling.  There are many different symptoms from mild to severe and there is no real treatment except AVOIDANCE.  The faculty voted to make the School fragrance free several years ago in an attempt to reduce some of the triggers that make people uncomfortable or sick.  Please cooperate with this policy to help improve the health of our work and learning environment. 

Office of Student Affairs

Holiday Hours - The Office of Student Affairs will be closed Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1.  We will reopen for regular business Thursday, January 2.  The first day of instruction is Monday, January 6, 2014.

Nursing Student Council

December is fast approaching and our quarter is coming to an end. If you would like to be considered for a Funding Request, please get those applications in before the end of the quarter. Funding on-line request are processed at

All School Formal - January 25, 2014 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tickets are on sale NOW! The first 50 SON students to purchase tix will be entered into a raffle to win one of five $10 Bear Hug certificates. Tickets are $28 until 1/25/14, then $35.

The NSC monthly meeting will be 12/4/13 at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., room #N-617, next to the doctoral lounge. Please come and provide your input...all SON are welcome.

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Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

December 2013 information: