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 Fees & Scholarships

College of Nursing Undergraduate Scholarships

 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the UTK College of Nursing has scholarship opportunities available for undergraduate students who have successfully completed the freshman year of the nursing program.  Entering freshman students may be eligible to apply for University-level scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid at the OneStop site.   While some scholarships are based on financial need, others reward academic excellence, clinical promise, leadership or volunteer work. Recipients of College of Nursing scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee in the spring semester, and funds are distributed the following fall semester. 

 

            Continuing Undergraduate Students (within the nursing major):

 

To apply for College of Nursing scholarships, continuing undergraduate students (in any undergraduate BSN program track) must complete the online “Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application.”  This application is available through OneStop and is due by February 1.  Applications will not be received for consideration after February 1.

 

            Newly Admitted or Change of Major Undergraduate Students:

 

This section applies to:

  • Newly Admitted ABSN students
  • Newly Admitted RN-to-BSN students
  • Change of Major students         

 

To apply for College of Nursing scholarships, students must download and complete the attached fillable PDF College of Nursing Scholarship Application and mail it to:

UTK College of Nursing

Attn: Donna Muir

1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 301-C

Knoxville, TN 37996


All applications for new undergraduate students must be received by April 1.   Applications received after April 1 will not be considered. For best results, please save the application to your computer and fill out using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

 

All students (new or continuing, in any BSN program track) applying for need-based scholarships are also required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is available online at the FAFSA website. The Federal School Code for UTK is 003530.  More information about completing the FAFSA can be obtained through the website of the UTK Office of Financial Aid at their OneStop site.

 

 

Additional Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities:

 

Information about University level scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students may be obtained through the UTK Office of Financial Aid at their OneStop site.

 

Other organizations which offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate nursing students include:

 

  • National Student Nurses Association (Undergraduate Scholarships): NSNA site
  • Army Nurse Corps Association (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships): ANCA site
  • PEO Program for Continuing Education: PEO Information Sheet (PDF)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships): AACN site
  • Best Colleges.com Scholarships for Nursing Students (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholoarships): BestColleges site

College of Nursing Graduate Scholarships

 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the UTK College of Nursing has scholarship opportunities available for graduate students.   While some scholarships are based on financial need, others reward academic excellence, clinical promise, leadership or volunteer work. Recipients of College of Nursing scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee in the spring semester, and funds are distributed the following fall semester.  


Continuing or Newly Admitted Graduate Students (any graduate program):

 

To apply for College of Nursing scholarships, students must download and complete the attached fillable PDF College of Nursing Scholarship Application and mail it to:

UTK College of Nursing

Attn: Donna Muir

1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 301-C

Knoxville, TN 37996

 

All applications for graduate students must be received by April 1.  Applications received after April 1 will not be considered. For best results, please save the application to your computer and fill out using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

 

All students (new or continuing) applying for need-based scholarships are also required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is available online at the FAFSA website. The Federal School Code for UTK is 003530.  More information about completing the FAFSA can be obtained through the website of the UTK Office of Financial Aid at the OneStop website.

PhD Research Award Opportunities
If you would like to be considered for the Martha E. Rogers Memorial Dissertation Research Award or the College of Nursing PhD Research Award, please complete this application form and return by April 1st to the Chair of the PhD Program. Applications will be reviewed by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing PhD Program Committee, as appointed by the Dean of the College.  Honorees will be notified before May 1st. Awards will be presented to honorees at the annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet in August.

PeaceCorps Coverdell Fellows Program
The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers. To find out more about this program and how to apply, visit our Coverdell Fellows Program page.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarship Program

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP) is a selective program of the federal Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. NCSP enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs (including Nursing Bridge Programs: RN to BSN; RN to NP and non-nursing Bachelor’s to NP) are eligible to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) upon graduation. Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire. 

As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master’s level nurse practitioner degree.

For more information, visit the HRSA website.


Tennessee Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

The Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs. Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible master’s degree or a post master’s degree in a nursing educational program at an eligible institution. Awards are based on funding.

Participants in this program incur an obligation to enter a faculty or administrative position in a nursing education program in Tennessee immediately upon completion of the education program.

Visit the Tennessee government website about the program for more information.


Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The purpose of NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed to address the nursing workforce shortage.  The NFLP seeks to achieve this purpose by providing funding to schools of nursing to support the establishment and operation of a NFLP loan fund.

NFLP funds are awarded to institutions. Participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty.  The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers that graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.  

Contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for details and application process.
  

Additional Graduate Scholarship Opportunities:

 

Information about University level scholarship opportunities for graduate students may be obtained through the UTK Office of Financial Aid at the OneStop website.

 

Other organizations which offer scholarship opportunities for graduate nursing students include:

  • National Student Nurses Association (Graduate Scholarships): NSNA website 
  • PEO Program for Continuing Education: PEO Information Sheet (PDF)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships): AACN site
  • Best Colleges.com Scholarships for Nursing Students (Undergraduate and Graduate Scholoarships): BestColleges site

Tuition and fees are set by the UT Board of Trustees annually in June/July. Estimates listed for the undergraduate programs are from the 2016-17 academic year. Tuition and fees listed are estimates, not actual costs, and are subject to change.


Undergraduate Fees

Traditional BSN Tuition In State Out of State
Freshman $12,724 $31,144
Sophomore $12,984 $31,404
Junior $17,164 $35,584
Senior $17,624 $36,044
Total $60,496 $134,176

4-year Program
*Total includes clinical course fees and differential tuition
*Differential tuition is currently $130 per credit hour for all nursing courses
*Clinical course fees are $200 per course
*Program Seat Fee: $250 (not included in totals above, required prior to junior year)

Accelerated BSN Tuition In State Out of State
Fall $8,582 $17,792
Spring $8,812 $18,052
Mini-Term $2,324 $5,412
Summer $8,522 $17,732
Total $28,240 $58,988

12-month, second degree program
*Total includes clinical course fees and differential tuition
*Differential tuition is currently $130 per credit hour
*Clinical course fees are $200 per course
*Program Seat Fee: $500 (not included in totals above)

RN to BSN Tuition In State Out of State Notes
Program Seat Fee $500 $500 Due prior to enrollment
Fall $9,276 $18,486 14 credit hours
Spring $9,276 $18,486 14 credit hours
Summer $4,639 $10,043 7 credit hours
Proficiency Credits $130 $130 26 credit hours
Total $23,821 $47,645

*Total includes clinical course fees, differential tuition, RN program fees and distance education fees
*Differential tuition is currently $130 per credit hour
*Clinical course fees are $200 per course
*RN to BSN program fee is $250 per semester
*Distance Education fees are $46 per credit hour


Graduate Fees

For more information, download the Cost Estimate for Graduate Nursing Students (PDF) document.


 

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