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Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The UF College of Nursing offers the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to PhD and MSN-DNP students who intend to pursue a full-time nurse faculty position. The federal loan is cancelled through employment as nurse faculty post-graduation. This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health.

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Loan Details

  • Loan can cover up to 100% of tuition and fees plus books and related educational expenses
  • After graduation, up to 85% of the loan will be cancelled if you obtain a full-time educator position in an accredited nursing program within 12 months and maintain the position for 4 years
  • Funding cannot be used toward general living expenses, health insurance or transportation costs
  • Students must be enrolled for at least two consecutive semesters each academic year of loan support
  • Students must complete the required nurse educator certificate courses (9 credits) prior to graduating from the program
  • NFLP loans are made on a first-come, first-serve basis each academic year until funds are expended. Priority is given to students who do not have funding from other sources


  • U.S. citizen or national of the U.S., or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and its territories
  • Currently enrolled in the UF CON PhD or MSN-DNP program and in good standing
  • Plan to pursue a full-time nurse faculty position upon graduation
  • Have no judgment liens entered based on the default on a Federal debt, 28 U.S.C. 3201(e)

Ready to Apply?

If eligible, you will be notified to read through and sign the:

You will also need to update your program of study to include the required nurse educator certificate courses and return the updated form to Mailing Pauzauskie.