Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Financial Aid 

Visit the Office of Financial Aid website for information regarding cost of attendance, types of aid, applying for aid, loan application process, scholarship links, and more.

Providence Scholars Program

The Providence Scholars Program, a partnership between Providence Health and Services (PH&S) and the University of Portland (UP), was created to address the national nursing shortage. Providence Scholars receive tuition assistance in the final five semesters of their bachelor of science in nursing program (junior and senior years). A UP Grant of 25% coupled with assistance from PH&S gives students tuition coverage of just over 80%. The student will sign a three-year, full-time employment contract with PH&S in exchange for tuition coverage.

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In addition to the traditional support offered to students at the University of Portland, a number of scholarships and grants are available for students of color, first-generation students, and those specifically pursuing a nursing degree. Click on the links below for more information. 

External Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

Financial Aid Guide for Nurses

Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students