Nursing - Financial Aid

The Veterinary Nursing Office cannot answer questions about Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Information specific to admitted/registered students is available in myPurdue.

For further information please contact the Division of Financial Aid at or

Financial assistance may be available from alternative loan programs.

A cosigner may be required if you have no credit, have an insufficient credit history, or are an international student.

Alternative loans may also be available to students enrolled less than half time.

Students who meet United States citizenship requirements may be eligible for Federal, state, and/or Purdue University financial aid programs. To apply for Federal, state, and Purdue University student aid programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Purdue’s school code: 001825

Most types of Federal aid, including the Stafford Loan program, require that the student be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students).

Students who are enrolled less than half-time and do not already have a Bachelor's degree may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.

For a yearly timeline of financial aid, please review the below information to ensure you understand and follow all necessary steps.

Complete the FAFSA at If you are starting in the spring or summer term, you will need to complete the previous year’s FAFSA AND one for the upcoming year.

Additional Loan Requirements:

  • Perkins or Purdue Loans
    • You will receive an email from ECSI, a third party loan servicer, 1-2 business days after you accept the loan. The email will direct you to so that you can complete a Promissory Note.
    • Perkins Loans require only one Promissory Note, while Purdue Loans require that students complete a new Promissory Note each time a new loan is borrowed.
    • These loans will pay when the following conditions are met: - It is within ten days of the start of your first class
    • You have signed your Promissory Note and we have it in our system
    • You have confirmed your enrollment on myPurdue
  • Direct Stafford or Parent PLUS Loans
    • Direct Stafford Loans are accepted on the student’s myPurdue account, while the Parent PLUS Loan requires an application located on
    • Once the Stafford Loans have been accepted and the Parent PLUS Loan has been approved, borrowers must complete two items: Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note, both of which can be completed at  Both of these last for ten years, so students typically only need to complete each request once.
    • These loans will pay when the following conditions are met:
      • It is within ten days of the start of your first class
      •  You have completed Loan Entrance Counseling and signed a Master Promissory Note, and we have downloaded these into our system
      • You have confirmed your enrollment


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