Missouri Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan Program


  • Missouri residency
  • Full-time enrollment in a Missouri institution
  • Acceptance or enrollment in a nursing program approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing for participation
  • 2.5 minimum grade point average if already enrolled

Special considerations

  • Priority is given to members of underrepresented minority groups, residents of underserved areas and previous Professional and Practical Nursing Student Loan recipients
  • Doctoral students in nursing or nursing education may qualify with part-time enrollment

Maximum amount

  • $2,500 for LPN students
  • $5,000 for professional nursing students (Diploma, ADN, BSN, MSN, APN, DNP)


Health Professional Student Loan Universal Application

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA priority submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

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