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Aid & Scholarships

Financing your future.

Nurses with advanced degrees are in high demand. That means you may be eligible for a wide range of scholarships, grants, teaching assistantships and other forms of financial assistance once you're admitted.

The first step is to complete a yearly Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA).  Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.


The School of Nursing distributes grant and donor-funded scholarships based on need. All internal opportunities will be listed on AcademicWorks, the DePaul Online Scholarship Application website.

Master's Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) students are eligible to apply for graduate assistantship (GA) positions, which can also be found on Academic Works.

Double Demon Scholarship
Any newly admitted student who has already graduated from a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree program at DePaul is eligible to receive the Double Demon Scholarship. The scholarship covers 25% of the tuition for graduate degree coursework, certificate coursework and non-degree coursework taken after the student's first degree is conferred. It does not include coursework from the Center for Professional Education (CPE), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), doctoral programs, Music, Theatre, Law and select other programs. The Double Demon Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional aid or discount. Should a student be offered any additional assistance from the University, the more advantageous of the two awards will be applied. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or (773) 325-7315.

External Scholarship sources

You may find additional scholarship opportunities on these sites:

You may find many more scholarship opportunities on sites devoted to scholarship searches:

Teaching and training

Federal Advanced Nursing Education Traineeships are available for full-time nurse practitioner students and first-year nurse anesthetist students. 


If you meet federal eligibility requirements, you are eligible for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You also may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program and private loans for tuition, fees, books and living expenses while you are a student.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers of nurses offer a variety of tuition reimbursement or assistance programs to cover advanced education for their employees. To find out if you're eligible, contact your employer's human resources office.