Costs and Financial Aid
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
A variety of financial resources are available to admitted graduate students:
Department of Veterans Affairs Fellowship announcement
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The fellowship program may start at any time after approval of application and completion of the appointment process. More information is available at the Veterans Affairs Web site.
Educational opportunity fellowships
Awarded to encourage graduate students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in graduate studies. The fellowships average $500 to $1,500 per year and are awarded based on financial need and academic ability. For more information, contact the Graduate Office.
Graduate work-study positions
These positions are funded by the federal work-study program; students are employed as clinical faculty members, learning lab instructors, or technical research assistants. Fee scholarships may be provided in addition to salary earned. For more information, review the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program Web site.
Professional nurse traineeships (PDF)
Government stipends are available to full-time MSN and PhD students, registered for eight or more credit hours in each of the fall and spring semesters. Students must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the state of Indiana. Nursing administration majors are not eligible. Applications forms can be downloaded April 1 through May 1 each year. Completed applications should be returned to the associate dean for graduate programs by May 1.
Research assistantships (PDF)
Students filling research assistant (RA) positions provide general support to faculty engaged in research and scholarship that is consistent with the research mission of the School and assist faculty in their research efforts to gain hands-on research experience. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours in each of the fall and spring semesters and be in good standing to be eligible. Research assistants are required to work six hours per week in exchange for a maximum of six credit hours of in-state tuition reimbursement per semester (fees not included). A minimum commitment of 2 semesters is required; 12-month commitment preferred. Research assistants may be required to attend training sessions to learn to conduct literature searches, use library resources, enter data, develop and maintain reference management databases, and other research-related duties as assigned. Completed application materials should be returned to the Center for Research and Scholarship, NU 338, by June 1.
Research incentive fellowships (PDF)
These fellowships are available to support research projects of full-time PhD students. Students must be registered for eight or more credit hours in each of the fall and spring semesters and must work with a faculty mentor six to eight hours a week on a research project. A proposal must be submitted with the application. Applications should be submitted to the associate dean for graduate programs by May 1.
A limited number of teaching assistant (TA) positions are available through the School of Nursing departments only. Students in these positions assist faculty in meeting their teaching responsibilities and gain teaching experience. The salary and teaching responsibilities depend on the type of position and on the student’s previous learning experiences. Every effort will be made to provide partial fee scholarships for academically appointed TAs in addition to the salary earned. To qualify for partial fee scholarships, student TAs must be fully admitted into our nursing graduate program; part-time and full-time students are eligible. Only in-state tuition is paid.
The Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship (PDF)
The Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship was created through an endowment from the President’s Fund for the purpose of supporting graduate study at Indiana University for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This endowment reflects the strong commitment of Indiana University’s 17th President, Adam W. Herbert, for enhancing opportunities for underrepresented students and increasing diversity of the graduate student body, especially in the fields of science, technology and mathematics. The fellowship will be awarded each year to students who demonstrate strong academic excellence, high potential for success, and a commitment to the graduate study in the sciences. It is anticipated that up to five (5) multi-year fellowships for doctoral students and three (3) single year fellowships for masters students will be supported each year.
Graduate fellowships are available from Indiana University for full-time study during the first year. These awards are competitive. PhD candidates are eligible and are nominated by the School of Nursing.
Admitted students may be eligible for other scholarships and short-term loans.
For more information about financial resources for admitted graduate students, please contact:
Center for Academic Affairs
Indiana University School of Nursing
1111 Middle Drive, NU 122
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5107