Student Funding Information/Sources


As a student at UCSF School of Nursing, you have three offices working to assist you with financial aid related questions (scholarship information, FAFSA, financial planning). The first office is the central campus unit of Student Financial Aid (located in the Office of Student Academic Affairs in Millberry Union, MU201W), the second is the School of Nursing unit of Student Funding (located in the Office of Student Affairs) and the third is the Graduate Division Office (located at Mission Bay in the Rutter Center).

UCSF Student Financial Aid is located at 500 Parnassus Avenue, Millberry Union, Room 201 West (MU201W). Their goal is to efficiently balance regulation compliance and the financial needs of UCSF Students, while providing the best possible customer service. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering and processing your financial aid including Federal and Private loans and work study employment. For more details go to the Financial Aid Office’s website.

UCSF School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs Student Funding Department is located in the School of Nursing, Student Affairs Office, Room N319X. Part of our mission is to assist students with the scholarships/grants to support their graduate education! Financial assistance to nursing students is available in the form of scholarships, grants, traineeships, Academic Appointments, Nursing Faculty Loan Programs, and Nursing Loan Repayment programs to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Several funding programs require departmental and/or faculty nominations thus it is strongly encouraged that students maintain contact with their academic programs and advisers, see website.

All students at the School of Nursing are encouraged to seek a variety of forms of financial support and it is essential for students to apply as early as possible. Beginning academic year 2016-17 the School of Nursing Student Funding Office will use a single Scholarship Supplemental Application for all of the Funds that we award through our office. If you are interested in applying for Scholarships, Traineeships, and Nursing Faculty Loan Program, you will find details here on how to apply for various sources. Good Luck!

Incoming PhD students may receive financial support to cover full tuition and fees for years 1 to 3. (This depends on availability of funding). Students must be enrolled as a full time student and must main a GPA of 3.0 or higher to receive support. For years 4 – 5 of funding support funds will be contingent upon the availability of receipt of student scholarship and grant funding. At this time we are not able to guarantee funding. We encourage PhD students to stay engaged with their faculty advisors, Graduate Division Office and the student funding department to learn about funding opportunities available to them.

Graduate Division also offers a variety of funding opportunities for eligible PhD students, including merit fellowships, childcare grants, and travel awards. Extramural fellowships and grants are also available and details are listed here. The Graduate Division has offices in two locations: on Parnassus in Millberry Union, Room 200 West (MU200W) and at Mission Bay in the William J. Rutter Center, Suite 310 (CC310).