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12-Month Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program Financial Aid Opportunities

Edgewood College understands that there are concerns about financing your education. We are available to guide you through the process.

What is the cost of the 12-Month Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program?

The cost of the program for 2014-15 is $54,400. Program costs include tuition, books, parking, ATI testing (not NCLEX) and clinical/lab fees. (If a student needs to complete pathology or religious studies coursework, the cost will increase.)


How do I apply for financial aid?

Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for each academic year you will attend. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

Who can I talk to about my financial aid questions?

 We understand that the 12-month post-baccalaureate nursing program requires students to make a significant financial investment to fund their nursing education. Should you have financial aid questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your financial options, please contact our financial aid specialist for this program: Katie Sprunger at 608-663-2306 or ksprunger@edgewood.edu


What aid is available for students?

Students in this program may be eligible for a maximum of $12,500 from the Stafford loan program.  This maximum for post-bach students is set by the federal government. 

There are two types of loans within the Stafford loan Program:

  • Subsidized - the federal government pays the interest while the student is in school at least half time. You may receive a maximum of $5500 per academic year based on your eligibility as determined by the financial aid office.
  • Unsubsidized - the interest will start to accumulate as soon as the loan is disbursed (received by the school).

 Your loan maximums will be based on the information that is required on the FAFSA.  If you are not required include parental information (per FAFSA instructions), your maximum loan amount will be $12,500.  If you are required to include parental information, your loan maximum will be $7500.

Federal, state and institutional grants/scholarships are not available for this program.

In addition, we would like to alert you to a potential scholarship opportunity. For the last three years, the School of Nursing was awarded a $50,000 New Careers in Nursing grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. This grant allowed us to provide five $10,000 scholarships each year. The School of Nursing has requested funding for ten such scholarships to grant to students entering the 2014 Post-Baccalaureate Program. The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation notifies institutions of its grant decisions in late June. If the School of Nursing is again awarded this grant, you may be eligible to receive a $10,000 New Careers in Nursing Scholarship. A component of the selection criteria for these scholarships requires students’ financial information. Therefore, a completed FAFSA must be completed by May 1st for all students hoping to be considered for these scholarships. If the School of Nursing is awarded the grant in June, more information will be provided regarding the application process.

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