School of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarships, Grants, and Student Loans
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to providing qualified nurses with a quality education. All applicants to nursing master’s degree and post-master’s certificate programs are automatically evaluated for available North Park scholarships.
These scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance during your bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program; they will not be awarded based on your academic work during a master’s degree program, including after you start at North Park.
North Park’s admission team will use your official transcript from the school where you earned your BSN to calculate your true cumulative GPA for all your BSN coursework. They will take every class and its grade into consideration, including actual grades earned on transfer credits. Based on this evaluation, you may qualify for one of the following academic scholarships in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Presidential Scholarship provides a 30% tuition discount to students with a true cumulative BSN grade point average of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale). This scholarship is renewable throughout your graduate nursing program as long as you maintain a GPA of 3.00 at North Park. Students receiving full tuition assistance from their employers are not eligible for this award; it is the University’s policy that North Park-provided financial aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition for a term.
The Dean’s Scholarship provides a 15% tuition discount to students with a true cumulative BSN grade point average of between 3.30 and 3.49 (on a 4.00 scale). This scholarship is renewable throughout your graduate nursing program as long as you maintain a GPA of 3.00 at North Park. Students receiving full tuition assistance from their employers are not eligible; it is the University’s policy that North Park-provided financial aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition for a term.
Hospital Employee Discounts
Full-time employees at the following partner hospitals who enroll in graduate nursing or RN-to-BSN degree-completion programs at North Park University may be eligible for a 35% tuition reduction:
- Swedish Covenant Hospital (see more information below)
- Northwest Community Hospital
- Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Contact School of Nursing Admissions for more information.
Swedish Covenant Hospital Partnership
North Park University is pleased to provide financial support for employees of Swedish Covenant Hospital (SCH) who enroll in degree programs, either in-person or online, according to the following parameters:
- Students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences are eligible for a 35% tuition reduction.
- To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of SCH.
- Full-time eligible employees of SCH who enroll in a degree program at North Park are awarded a blanket tuition reduction, which represents the full amount of financial aid available from North Park. This discount will not be combined with other North Park grants and scholarships available to other students.
- Continued employment will be verified annually by North Park University’s Financial Aid Office.
All new graduate students who completed an undergraduate degree at North Park University can return for graduate coursework with a 20% tuition reduction thanks to the University’s Alumni Grant. This grant may be used for individual courses or a whole program, for in-person or online courses. This grant cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts that may be offered to you from North Park.
Graduate students in the School of Nursing may also be eligible for veteran’s benefits or other outside scholarships. The University also provides information about using your employer tuition reimbursement benefits.
Many graduate students borrow student loans to pay for master’s degrees. All student loans must be repaid; most federal student loans are at a significantly lower interest than other private loans.
In order to explore options for student loans, you must complete a FAFSA for each academic year you want loan funding. Generally, you will start loan repayment six months after you graduate or leave school.