Financial Aid Information

Length of Program

The program is four semesters in both locations.


2014-15          Academic Year 1          Summer=11 cr
2015-16          Academic Year 2          Fall = 12 cr, Spring = 14 cr, Summer= 13 cr 

St. Cloud

2015-16          Academic Year 1          Fall = 11 cr, Spring = 12 cr, Summer= 14 cr
2016-17          Academic Year 2          Fall=13 cr 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is financial aid available?

Yes, loan funding may be available to help you cover your cost of attendance. For further consideration, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Title IV code for the College of St. Scholastica is 002343.

Duluth - May 2015: Students will need to file the 1415 and 1516 FAFSA

St. Cloud - Sept 2015: Students will need to file the 1415 and 1516 FAFSA

What types of loans are available to me?

There are a number of loan options to choose from.

  • The Federal Stafford Loan program allows students to borrow up to a maximum of $12,500 per academic year. The overall aggregate borrowing limit with this loan program is $57,500 (amount is based upon "Independent Status" as per FAFSA guidelines). Stafford loans are guaranteed and do not require a cosigner.
  • Alternative/Supplemental Educational Loan: This type of loan requires a credit-worthy borrower and/or a credit-worthy cosigner. Please see our loan information page for recommended lenders.

Can my previous undergraduate loans be deferred?

Possibly. Federal loans can be deferred as long as you are enrolled at half-time status. Private loan deferment varies by lender. Please check with the lender.

Are scholarship opportunities available?

Yes, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available on a competitive basis. Please check our scholarship directory

Can I borrow extra loans to use for living expenses and/or to purchase books?

Yes, part of the loans you will be offered can be used for this purpose. Be sure you complete a Refund Authorization and Direct Deposit Authorization via to participate in this.



  1. Complete all application requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.
  2. Complete a 2014-15 and 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Once fully accepted, you will receive a financial aid award letter and will need to complete the checklist listed at (OneStop tab)

Please contact us with any questions!

The College of St. Scholastica
OneStop Student Services
(877) 287-8716 |

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