Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program General Information

Purpose: The purpose of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in graduate education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible borrowers must be:
● Enrolled full-time or part-time in an advanced education nursing degree program (graduate nursing degree program);
● In good academic standing (as determined by the institution), and;
● A citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

in addition: Student NFLP recipients at UTA must be academically prepared to be nurse faculty members upon graduation by completing a nurse educator certificate. If applicants have not already completed a Nurse Educator Certificate, they will need to add these courses to their degree plan. Applicants whose transcripts show evidence of successful completion of these courses have already met these criteria.

Loan Disbursements

  • The loans are to cover the cost of tuition and fees only.
  • NFLP borrowers are not eligible to receive NFLP loan support beyond the maximum five years.
  • Funds are subject to availability and the borrower must maintain good academic standing.
  • NFLP borrowers may receive support from other federal programs, in addition to NFLP support, if the funds are not used to cover the same costs during the same academic year.

Leave of Absence from Program: Institutions may approve and grant a temporary leave of absence to borrowers of NFLP loan funds according to their internal student enrollment and leave policies, upon a determination that there is a reasonable expectation that the borrower will return to the institution. Students who do not return from a leave of absence will enter repayment status according to institutional policies. An approved Leave of Absence should not be considered a breach of the NFLP Promissory Note by the borrower.

Ceasing NFLP Loan Disbursements:
CONHI will cease disbursements of NFLP Loan Funds to Borrowers in situations including:
● Withdrawal from the institution/course of study
● Failure to meet the academic standards of the institution
● Request to terminate NFLP participation
● Maximum of five years of NFLP loan support

Recipients must reapply annually to determine eligibility for continued funding.

College of Nursing
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently employed full time or part time?
  2. Are you a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.? This will be verified.
  3. Are you from a rural residential background?
  4. Are you a veteran? If yes, please confirm your veteran status. If no, please choose "N/A."
  5. Have you already received an NFLP loan from any institution? If yes, please specify which institution.
  6. Do you plan to enroll as a full-time student? (Full time=6 semester credits hours or more/semester)
  7. Are you committed to pursuing a nursing faculty position post-graduation?
  8. I understand that this loan program is for tuition and fees only.
  9. I understand that this is a loan and not a scholarship.
  10. I understand participation in the NFL program is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
  11. I have read and understood the requirements and guidelines.
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