Financial Aid

Scholarships & Aid Opportunities

We are dedicated to supporting our students financially through the following scholarship, grant, and other aid opportunities. Please contact the Financial Aid office if you have questions.

UR Nursing Scholarships and Funding
  • Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship — This 50 percent scholarship is currently being offered to students living or working in the Finger Lakes region who apply to the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or RN to BS program.
  • Affiliate Professional Development Grant — Work at a URMC affiliate organization? Receive 55 percent in tuition support for the RN to BS and select master's programs.
  • Merit-based Scholarships —The School of Nursing awards merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and/or leadership potential. Scholarships are awarded during the admission process and renewed annually upon satisfactory academic performance. Merit-based scholarships are made possible by the generous support of many alumni and friends of the School of Nursing.
  • PhD Tuition Awards & Stipend Support — All full-time UR School of Nursing PhD students are fully funded with full tuition waivers and an additional cost-of-living stipend of $25,000 for the first four years of study.
  • Care Management Education program — All employees of the University of Rochester Medical Center and affiliates will receive a $60 discount for the online Care Management Education program ($10 discount per module).
External Scholarship Opportunities

Our highly-motivated and academically-driven students are also excellent candidates for outside scholarships. See external scholarships and other funding opportunities.

University of Rochester Employee Tuition Benefits

Employees at the University of Rochester and elsewhere may be eligible for substantial tuition benefits. See University of Rochester’s Tuition Benefits for specific benefit information.

You can also learn whether your tuition benefits are taxable and to complete a tax exemption form. You should notify your financial aid counselor of any expected tuition benefits.

Employee Benefits and Employee Sponsored Payment Plan

Students outside of the University of Rochester who receive employee benefits may take advantage of the Employer Sponsored Payment (ESP) Plan. The plan gives students receiving employment benefits the opportunity to defer tuition payment until the end of the semester. To receive this benefit, contact our Registrar at (585) 275-8832.

You should notify your financial aid counselor of any expected tuition benefits.

Grant Assistance

The School of Nursing reviews applications for grant and scholarship assistance. Amounts are awarded by the specific program to which you have applied for admission and are incorporated into your financial aid package once determined. There is no application process.

Veteran Resources

The School of Nursing participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. More information about the program and other resources for veterans can be found on the University of Rochester's Veteran and Military Family Services page.

Additional Types of Aid

For more information about additional types of aid, including Federal Direct Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, State Educational Loans, and Alternative Educational Loans, please visit the University of Rochester's Financial Aid website.