Questions about Financial Aid?

Financial Aid

We understand nursing school is a major investment of your time, energy, focus and finances. We want to provide you with all the possible resources to offset your educational expenses.

At the UNM College of Nursing, we offer five types of financial aid:

Applying for Financial Aid

To begin the process, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and use the UNM school code 002663.

All admitted and current nursing students who complete and submit a FAFSA will be considered for available College of Nursing scholarship funding. There is no formal application needed for these scholarships.

The College of Nursing offers various scholarships that require additional applications. If you are eligible, the Financial Aid Office will email you scholarship details, the application and deadlines.

Questions about your Financial Aid options?

Our dedicated Financial Aid Office is here to guide you through your financial aid process.

Financial Aid Disbursement and Eligibility

Disbursement occurs 3 business days before the start of each term for the BSN program.

The UNM College of Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN program follows different terms and calendars than the standard UNM calendar. This affects financial aid distributions during Summer terms. Review the Pre-Licensure BSN Academic Calendar. 

Types of Summer aid offered include: the Pell grant, federal student loans, private student loans, Lottery Scholarship, UNM Presidential Scholarship, Woodward Scholarship, Amigo Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship and UNM Scholars Scholarship. State and institutional grants are not awarded in Summer terms.

The College of Nursing Financial Aid Office begins manually awarding Summer financial aid in April.

Per federal financial aid guidelines, undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Nursing students are eligible for federal student loans in the Summer.

 

Disbursement for the RN to BSN program occurs the 1st day of class for the Summer term and the first day of the Fall and Spring 2nd half start date. Review the RN to BSN Calendar.

The RN to BSN Degree Completion option follows an 8-week rotation of classes. Financial aid awards are disbursed during the second 8-week session of each term to ensure students meet enrollment requirements for receiving financial aid per federal regulations. RN to BSN students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the Fall/Spring terms and 3 credits in the Summer term to receive financial aid. Review the RN to BSN Calendar.

Disbursement occurs 3 business days before the start of each term for the MSN & PMC programs.

The UNM College of Nursing’s MSN programs follow different terms and calendars than the standard UNM calendar. This affects financial aid distributions during Summer terms. Review the MSN Academic Calendar.

Types of Summer aid offered for graduate students include: federal student loans, Graduate PLUS loans and private student loans. State and institutional grants are not awarded in summer term(s). The College of Nursing Financial Aid Office begins manually awarding Summer financial aid in April.

Per federal financial aid guidelines, graduate students must register for a minimum of 5 credits in order to be eligible for student loans. 

Disbursement occurs 3 business days before the start of each term. DNP disbursement aligns with main campus disbursement date.

The UNM College of Nursing’s DNP program follows the same terms and calendars as the standard UNM main campus. Review the DNP Academic Calendar.

Types of Summer aid offered for graduate students include: federal student loans, Graduate PLUS loans and private student loans. State and institutional grants are not awarded in Summer terms. The College of Nursing Financial Aid Office begins manually awarding Summer financial aid in April.

Per federal financial aid guidelines, graduate students must register for a minimum of 5 credits in order to be eligible for student loans. Nursing students are eligible for loans in the Summer.

Disbursement occurs 3 business days before the start of each term. PhD disbursement aligns with main campus disbursement date.

The UNM College of Nursing’s PhD program follows the same terms and calendars as the standard UNM main campus. Review the PhD Academic Calendar.

Types of Summer aid offered for graduate students include: federal student loans, Graduate PLUS loans and private student loans. State and institutional grants are not awarded in Summer terms. The College of Nursing Financial Aid Office begins manually awarding Summer financial aid in April.

Per federal financial aid guidelines, graduate students must register for a minimum of 5 credits in order to be eligible for student loans. Nursing students are eligible for federal student loans in the Summer.

Spring & Summer Disbursement Dates

Wondering when you will be receiving your financial aid disbursement?

We got you covered. Every program is different.

January 13th & June 2nd
BSN – Taos, Gallup, Valencia

January 6th & May 5th
BSN – Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, CNM, SJC, SFCC

March 22nd & June 7th
RN to BSN

January 6th & May 5th
MSN – AG-ACNP, FNP, PNP, PMHNP, Midwifery

January 13th 
MSN – Education & Administration (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Admits)

March 22nd 
MSN – Education & Administration (Spring 2020 Admits)

January 13th & June 2nd
PhD and DNP

Contact Our Team

Financial Aid Office

Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
(North of the Happy Heart Bistro, east of the large water fountain)

Room 130A, Lower Plaza Level 
Suite 255
1 University of New Mexico

Phone: 505-272-0854

Fax: 505-272-3970

HSC-CON-FinancialAid@salud.unm.edu

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