Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can feel intimidating. We are here to assist you through the process and throughout your time at the School of Nursing. 

Penn Nursing is grateful to be able to offer numerous scholarships based on merit, including our Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholars and the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program, both of which support underserved communities. Here you will learn more about our Undergraduate, Graduate, & PhD financial aid options.

Getting started with financial aid

The first step is to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then, be sure to visit our Undergraduate, Graduate (including DNP), and PhD financial aid pages for more details on the process for each program and any available scholarships and grants.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Graduate & DNP Programs Financial Aid

PhD Financial Aid

School of Nursing Financial Aid Staff are only responsible for Nursing Scholarship funds, not student loans or packaging. If you have questions regarding loans you must contact the University’s Student Financial Aid Office at

Academic Practice Partnership Scholarship

Available for Employees of Penn Nursing’s Academic Partners

Beginning January 1, 2024, students who are full-time or part-time employees with one of Penn Nursing’s Academic Partners* may be eligible for a 25% discount per CU, regardless of the number of CUs registered in a calendar or fiscal year.

To qualify, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Employed either full-time or part-time with one of Penn Nursing’s Academic Partners
  • Enrolled in either a full-time or part-time MSN or DNP program
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Students must complete this form and submit their scholarship application to the Penn Nursing Financial Aid Office.

*Qualifying Academic Partners include: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Chester County Hospital, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster General Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Princeton Medical Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Wissahickon Hospice – Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Christiana Care Health Network, Veterans Affairs Health Care Network, Nemours Children’s Health, AtlantiCare.

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