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Graduate Nursing Resources & Financial Aid

A graduate nursing degree from TCU Nursing is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone.

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for our graduate programs is $1,555 per credit hour for the summer semester of 2018 and $1,630 per credit hour for the fall semester of 2018 and the spring semester of 2019. The application fee is determined by NursingCAS. Additional fees will be assessed for distance education and clinical practicum courses.

 

Financial Aid

To determine your eligibility for Federal Direct loans, you will need to submit the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal processor using your 2016 tax information at https://fafsa.ed.gov .

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is not based upon financial need. Student accrues interest on the Unsubsidized loan upon disbursement while in school. The Federal Direct Loan maximum annual loan limit is $20,500.

For more information, contact:

Debbie Mar, Graduate Financial Aid Advisor
Financial Aid
Sadler Hall Room 3101
817-257-7872
d.mar@tcu.edu

 

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is available to assist eligible nursing students with tuition. For detailed information about the program, please contact graduatenursing@tcu.edu.

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is an 85 percent forgiveness loan funded by the federal government (HRSA). Money from this program can be used to cover tuition, fees and books. To participate, candidates must agree to teach full time (fall and spring semesters) following graduation at an accredited nursing program in the U.S. for four years. The forgiveness is incremental — 20 percent is forgiven each year for the first three years, then the final 25 percent is forgiven after the fourth year.

Loan recipients are also required to complete four additional master’s level courses in nursing education while in the DNP program. These courses will add one year to the program completion date.

Many students who have taken this money have successfully negotiated up front to have the school of nursing where they are going to be working pay the 15 percent of the money not funded by the loan in exchange for a guaranteed four years of work.

Please note: This is federal money and the loan availability is not guaranteed. It can “go away” at any time and recipients would be required to pay back any monies already received.

 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants help with program-related work for a graduate nursing programs. GAs are assigned to TCU Nursing and directors of academic programs rather than to assist individual faculty or staff members with research or teaching duties.

If you’ve been assigned graduate assistantship, use the following links to complete necessary forms prior to receiving your first paycheck.

Student Employee FAQ
Electronic W-2