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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Financial Aid

Several forms of financial aid are available for graduate students: traineeships, fellowships, scholarships, research and teaching assistantships, and loans.

The School of Nursing awards many scholarships each year. Amounts vary according to the source of the award and student enrollment status (full-time or part-time). In spring, continuing and new students receive an invitation to apply for scholarships when the application is available online.

Graduate students can apply to work as graduate assistants (project or teaching assistants). Students selected for these positions work on research projects or assist faculty in teaching selected undergraduate courses and receive a stipend in addition to waived tuition.

Advanced Opportunity Fellowships are available for qualified minority or economically disadvantaged nonminority students.

For students preparing for a role in nursing education, the school has Nurse Faculty Loan funds. Up to 85 percent of the loan funds received are forgiven if graduates work full-time in nursing education.

Tuition amounts are set by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on an annual basis in the summer for the following academic year. The Office of the Registrar publishes up-to-date information on tuition and fee costs for UW–Madison (select “Graduate” as the Student Career).