Financing your Nursing Education ...

Learn more about PLU’s tuition and fees.

Note: Entry-Level MSN students pay a cohort tuition rate which differs from the standard rate. For more information, see the Entry-Level MSN information page.

Several endowed scholarships are offered through the university to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Additionally, the School of Nursing regularly informs its students of outside scholarship opportunities that become available. Information and applications are regularly posted on a bulletin board in Ramstad Building.

Below is a sample list of grants, scholarships, loan repayment programs, online search engines and other resources for students seeking financial aid for their nursing education.

Financial Aid Resources

PLU Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services (Administrative Building), offers financial aid information (i.e., scholarships, loans, work study) for current PLU students. Contact them at 253-535-7161 or

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
AACN offers a large list of links to financial aid opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate nursing students, loan repayment/forgiveness programs, and general resources for health professionals and students. The PLU School of Nursing is an AACN member school and is accredited by CCNE, an accrediting body that is affiliated with AACN.
These scholarships are offered to students who are have taken on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, scholarships are now available that can provide financial assistance to those who seek nursing in this field.

Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP Scholarship
We know that earning a DNP is no small feat, not to mention that it comes with a hefty price tag. To help ambitious nursing professionals like you, we are offering the Pursuit of Excellence in Nursing Scholarship – worth $1,000!

F. A. Davis Nursing Scholarships
These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it.

Health Careers Foundation
Providing scholarships and low-interest loans to students of health care education programs, including nursing. Programs focus on assisting non-traditional students and alleviating the shortage of trained healthcare professionals.

Johnson & Johnson – Discover Nursing
Comprehensive information on nursing careers and a large scholarship search engine.

“The career and educational resource for the minority nursing professional,” offering information and resources on nursing for minority nursing students and nurses. The financial aid section includes scholarship listings and featured articles.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Information about several scholarship opportunities for Hispanic nurses and nursing students.

National Student Nurses Association
Check out the Career Center section for links with information on nursing education, careers, financial aid and job opportunities.

Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing
This honor society, to which undergraduate and graduate nursing students are invited each year, offers professional development opportunities and support for nurses. Their website offers a list of funding opportunities for nursing students and graduates.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: Health Resources & Services Administration – Bureau of Health Professions
Offers nursing scholarships, grants, and loan repayment programs for health professionals and nursing students. Students who wish to serve in facilities/areas experiencing a shortage of nurses after graduation in particular should check out the HRSA Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs.

Washington Student Achievement Council
Students can search through listings of financial aid offerings in the area, including the Health Professional Loan Repayment and Scholarship programs specifically for nursing degree students/graduates.