Second Degree Option Nursing Program
Sources of financial aid for students in the Second Degree Option Nursing Program include scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA in order to maximize their federal and state aid eligibility.
Many students in the SDO program do not work while they are in school. Because students often need additional financial aid to help with the costs of room/board, travel, and books, since they are not working, many students will choose to borrow additional private educational loans for these other expenses. Private loans are optional and approval for a private loan is subject to credit review and lender approval. Students must complete a separate loan application to apply for a private loan.
On the financial aid award letter for SDO students, our office lists the maximum amount of a private loan which students may request for each term of the program. The amount of the private loan is determined based on the cost of attendance for the term (which is made up of the costs of tuition, fees, and estimated book, room/board, and travel expenses), and other financial aid the student is receiving.
This program crosses two different academic years, so in order for students to receive financial aid for all three terms of the program, students must complete two different versions of the FAFSA. In order to qualify for federal aid for the Summer 2010 term, students must complete the 2009-10 FAFSA. In order to qualify for federal aid for the Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 terms, students must complete the 2010-11 FASFA. Students will receive two different award letters. One award letter will show their summer aid eligibility. The other award letter will show their fall and winter aid eligibility.
Financial Aid vs. Cost
The following costs worksheet for the Second Degree Option program is an estimate of the costs and types of financial aid for students in the SDO program.
Please note: the financial aid listed on this chart is an estimate of what a student is eligible to receive. The amount and type of financial aid varies for students, depending on the results of the FAFSA. The tuition for fall/winter of 2010-11 is quoted at current rates that are subject to change March 2010.
Download >> Financial Aid vs. Cost Worksheet. (pdf)