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RN to BSN Financial Aid

Plan Carefully

For students using William D. Ford Direct loans, there is a cumulative limit for dependent students of $31,000 and for independent students of $57,500 of which no more than half can be subsidized.

For transfer students, the amount borrowed at other schools counts toward the cumulative totals. The maximum yearly amounts that can be borrowed are:

  • $5,500 for a dependent freshman and $9,500 for an independent freshman
  • $6,500 for a dependent sophomore and $10,500 for an independent sophomore
  • $7,500 for a dependent junior or senior and $12,500 for independent juniors or seniors up to the cumulative limits. If a student is planning on attending year round, only amounts not used during the Fall and Spring semesters may be used in the summer.

FYI Regarding Student Loans

  • Your William D. Ford Direct Loans will be credited to your account when the proceeds arrive from the government but not before the end of the drop/add period. For the funds to post, you must be finalized with the Business Office and have attended a class.
  • You will need to get a PIN number at
  • You will need to fill out a FAFSA each year at
  • If you have borrowed under the Stafford Loan program or the Direct Loan program, you can see your cumulative borrowing at
  • If you have questions, please email or call (901) 321-3305.

Tuition Reimbursement Policies

For those who will be receiving any type of tuition reimbursement benefit, you will need to contact the Business Office at (901) 321-3380 at least two weeks prior to the start of the first day of classes. She will arrange a payment plan with you, as well as schedule the release of your information back to your employer.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Navy Nurse Candidate Program: Provides full cost of tuition and fees and books in exchange for service. Contact Lt. Jesse C. Louis Jr. in Memphis at (901) 573-3931.
  • CampusRN has additional sources of scholarships that are more detailed for TN, MS, AR and GA residents (as well as area of expertise) that may be found in the Nursing Program office in Buckman Hall 328, via phone at (901) 321-3339 or via email at

Nursing Documents & Links

Online Application Form  •  Recommendation Form (Word doc)  •  Student Health Form (PDF)  •  Immunization FAQs (PDF)  •  Background Check & Drug Screen  •  Transfer Equivalencies  •  Nursing Student Handbook (PDF)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (