Nursing Student Loans are available to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing who demonstrate exceptional financial need.  Students will automatically be considered for the Nursing Student Loan if they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

After a student is offered a Nursing Student Loan, they must complete an electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN) to receive the funds.

Nursing Student Loans begin using their grace period and will enter repayment when a student graduates, drops below half-time, or is no longer enrolled in a nursing degree program (even if still enrolled full-time).

Billing and payment information is available on the University Billing and Loan Collections Office Student Loan Information web page.

Nursing Student Loans from the Health Resources and Services Administration Loan Program

Serviced By:  The University of Iowa/ECSI

Interest Rate:  5%

Interest-Free in School:  Yes

Loan Fee:  None

Annual Maximums for students beginning Fall 2023

  • $5,460 for first two years of study
  • $8,588 for last two years of study

Cumulative Maximums:  $26,928

Grace Period:  9 Months

Standard Repayment:  Up to 10 years (additional repayment options beyond 10 years may be available)

Minimum Payment:  $40 per month