There are a number of ways to finance your training in nursing. In many cases, providers support employee education. Vanguard is offering a professional discount to qualifying members of the inaugural class. Finally, nursing students may cover the entirety of their program through the loans the Federal Government Offers.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

In many cases, healthcare providers offer tuition reimbursement for nurses pursuing graduate education. Contact your employer to see if they provide assistance.

10% Nurisng Colleague Discount

Vanguard University offers a 10% Nursing Colleague discount to students in its Master of Science in Nursing Fall 2016 Class. The discount applies to tuition for the duration of the program. At least two nurses from the same healthcare provider or institution must enroll. As long as two or more nurses from the same provider/institution continue as part of the class, all receive the discount.

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

This loan is available to all student enrolled at least half-time (5 units), with a fixed interest rate of 6.8% which will accrue while in school. The maximum eligibility is $20,500 (although $8,500 of this amount can be Subsidized) per academic year.

Loan Assumption

The state of California offers the State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nursing Faculty (SNAPLE NF) to encourage people to complete their graduate degree and serve as nursing faculty in a nursing program at an accredited California college or university. It will pay up to a total of $25,000 on outstanding student loans over the course of 3 academic years for teaching nursing on a full-time basis, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of three full-time academic years.

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How To Apply

VU Admission Application

You must be accepted for admission in order for the Financial Aid Office to review your eligibility for all awards.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is the application required for all financial aid programs. This application must be completed (available on-line at and signed by the student. Dependent students must also provide parental information and signatures. Independent students may need to provide spousal information and signatures.

Vanguard University Federal School Code: 001293

VU Grad Financial Aid Application
The Graduate Financial Aid Application is required to review your eligibility for all awards.

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