Nurse Faculty Loan Program


Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. This source of financial aid consists of loans for graduate students planning to become nurse educators after graduation. Repayment is expected after graduation from UTA or discontinuation of enrollment at UTA. The loan covers tuition and enrollment fees on a per semester basis. The amount of the loan is based on student tuition needs and the availability of funds.

Program Requirements / Service Obligation

  • The loan allows for 85% forgiveness of the loan for graduates who accept full-time appointments in schools of nursing in the US for 4 years after graduation.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) recipients will be required to earn a Nurse Educator Certificate (12 SCH) and include those courses as part of their degree plan. Students who already have equivalent coursework on their transcript would be exempt from retaking such coursework (example: Nurse Educator MSN, or previously earned certificate in nursing education). Students will work with their Academic Advisor to integrate these courses early in their degree plan.

Required Courses are:

  • NURSC 5329: Role of the Nurse Educator
  • NURSC 5302: Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • NURSC 5310: Teaching/Learning Theories, Strategies, and Evaluation
  • NURSC 5312: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies

Additional Program Information

How to Apply for an NFLP Loan

Applications may be submitted at the Mav Scholarshop. Please provide complete information to facilitate processing your application. Failure to provide complete information will delay processing the application and/or the application may be termed invalid.

Application dates per academic year:

  • January 1 through May 31
  • August 1 through September 1 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible borrowers must be:

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in an advanced education nursing degree program;
  • In good academic standing (must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA),
  • A citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
  • Continuing students in the NFLP program receive priority in funding over new students.
  • New PhD students receive priority in funding over other non-PhD applicants.

Review of Applications

The CONHI NFLP Committee will review all student applications and determine eligibility.
The student will be notified accordingly thereafter.

NFLP Renewal

All students must re-apply annually.