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Frequently asked questions

For more frequently asked questions about financial aid at UMMC, go to the Student Financial Aid FAQ

Applying for financial aid

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the FAFSA starting Jan. 1 of the year they intend to start nursing school at UMMC. The FAFSA must be completed each year of nursing school, if the nursing student wishes to receive aid for the academic year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid, even if they are still awaiting their acceptance letter.

Newly accepted students who need financial assistance should contact Office of Student Financial Services or call (601) 984-1117.

Financial aid support comes from federal, state and private sources. 

Priority considerations

Students applying for financial assistance at UMMC must:

Am I a full- or part-time student?

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours to be considered full-time and graduate students must be enrolled in at least nine hours to be considered full-time.

UMMC BSN Workforce Enhancement Scholarship

Note: This scholarship is for Accelerated and Traditional BSN students only.

Contact info:
Patrice Donald, MSN, RN
RN Manager, Clinical Recruitment and Retention
Nursing Quality and Development

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Note: This loan program is for graduate and doctoral students only.

The NFLP is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) nursing loan program with a cancellation provision for recipients of the loan. Sections 846A and 847(f) of the Public Health Service Act authorizes the lending school to cancel up to 85 percent of the NFLP loan (plus interest thereon). The borrower must serve as full-time nurse faculty for a consecutive four-year period following graduation from the program to cancel the maximum amount of the loan.

Student can be full-time (taking 9 hours or more) OR part-time (taking at least 5 hours) in an advanced education nursing degree program1, in good academic standing, and a citizen of the U.S., a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa. Full support includes the cost of tuition, fees, books, laboratory expenses and other reasonable education expenses.

For more information, please visit the NFLP webpage.

Contact info:
Kim Douglas, PhD, RN, CNE
Director, MSN Nurse Educator track
UMMC School of Nursing

External Funding Opportunities

Student COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

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