Program Description

The NSL program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time and half-time financially needy students pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing. Participating schools are responsible for selecting loan recipients and for determining the amount of assistance a student requires.

General Program Requirements

All accredited public and nonprofit private schools of nursing that prepare students for practice as registered or graduate nurses, and that do not discriminate against students because of race, color, origin, sex, or handicapping conditions, are eligible to apply for funds to be disbursed to qualified nursing students. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about this and other potential opportunities at HRSA, please visit the program webpage.

Program Contact Information

Jerry Locklear
Senior Public Health Analyst
jlocklear@hrsa.gov
301-443-1173

Additional Information

Length of ProgramVaries
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)43,501
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedRevolving Loan
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.364
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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