Nursing Student Loan (NSL)

The Nursing Student Loan (NSL) is a promissory note between The University of Texas at Arlington and the Secretary of Health and Human Services for undergraduate nursing majors only. This is NOT a scholarship but a loan that must be repaid. Applicants must be a citizen or national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States. This loan is designated for upper division undergraduate BSN students who have completed 12 credit hours. This loan is only for payment of tuition. Before disbursements are made, applicants will be required to ‘accept’ the loan, and complete an interview. There are a limited number of loans available.

  • To determine need-based eligibility, a FASFA application must be submitted online ( ) at least one week prior to the loan application deadline.
  • This loan is for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters.
  • Students, awarded the loan, must re-apply every spring semester for the upcoming academic year. Academic year starts in summer and includes fall and spring.

College of Nursing
Supplemental Questions
  1.  Student must be a citizen of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Trust Territory of the Pacific. If you are in this country as a student or visitor's visa you are NOT eligible for the NSL.
  2. Please acknowledge that you understand this is a student loan and a promissory note will be required which binds you to the repayment obligations.
  3. I also acknowledge that before the disbursement of funds are made that I must 'accept' this loan.
  4. I acknowledge that before the disbursement of funds are made that an interview will be required.
  5. How many hours have you completed in the nursing program? (Only numbers allowed in response. No other characters.)
  6. Have you received any other financial aid from UTA or the Federal Government?
    • If so, please list name and total amount awarded as of the date of this application. (Example: FASFA-$1000
  7. Are you in default of any other student loans?
  8. Please acknowledge that you understand you are obligated to report changes in your financial circumstances, including receipt of additional funds, for each application period.
  9. Please indicate if you are enrolled in an off-campus (AO) or on-campus nursing program at UTA.
  10. Please indicate that UTA is allowed to share your UTA classification, GPA, mailing address, and progress towards graduation or other requirements with the funder of this loan.
  11. Please acknowledge that you understand this loan is NON-renewable.???? However, you may apply each semester.
  12. I acknowledge that the information submitted in this application is true and correct.
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