About the Program

If serving as a college or university faculty member is in your future, a new federal loan program administered by St. Kate's — with the potential for loan forgiveness — is here to help.

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is available for qualifying students in St. Catherine University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP),  Master of Science–Nurse Educator, or Master of Science-Nursing Informatics programs. The purpose of the program is to help St. Kate's graduates address the nursing workforce shortage. Awards cover up to a full year of tuition, required fees, and a book allowance (up to $35,000 per year). If, after graduation, you serve in a full-time position as a faculty member at an accredited nursing school for a required period of time, up to 85% of the principal and interest of your NFLP loan will be cancelled.

Frequently asked questions 

NFLP conditions and requirements

Application Process

  1. Be accepted into the St. Catherine University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science-Nurse Educator, or Master's of Science-Nursing Informatics program.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The student is not required to demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA will provide confirmation of citizenship status and student loan default.
  3. Complete and submit the St. Catherine NFLP Loan Application form to the St. Catherine Financial Aid Office.

Note that funding is prioritized by those who have received NFLP funding in previous years, and by application submission date. Students will be notified by the Financial Aid Office if they are being offered NFLP funding.

Application Priority Deadline: July 1, 2023

Applications will be accepted after this point, however students will be considered for funding based upon their date of application.