Financial Aid
Loans

Federal Nursing Student Loans

  • Need-based Federal Nursing Student Loans are awarded to undergraduate nursing students who have completed two years of study.  Eligibility for these loans is based on the information students provide on the FAFSA and the availability of funding.

    These loans have a fixed interest rate of 5% and interest does not accrue until repayment begins nine months after the student leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment. Since Seattle University is the lender, no separate application is required.  

    Each year, before these loans are disbursed, the Student Financial Services Office sends notifications to student borrowers' SU email addresses directing them to "My Documents" at SUOnline to complete required loan documents.

     

    Loan Cost & Terms

    Repayment

    The following loan costs are based on a typical Nursing loan award of $4,000.00 a year:

    Total Loan Amount: $4,000.00
    Interest Rate*: 5.0% Fixed
    Repayment Period: 120 months/10 years
    Monthly Payment Amount: $42.34
    Estimated Finance Charge: $1,080.80

    *Interest does not accrue and payments are not due while the student is enrolled at least half-time in a Nursing degree program and during the 9-month grace period. 

    Fees

    • Late Payment Charge:  6% of the past due installment after 60 days.
    • Returned Check Charge:  $25.00

    Bankruptcy Limitations

    Students who file for bankruptcy may still be required to pay back this loan.

    Default Penalties

    If the borrower fails to make an installment payment when due or fails to comply with the terms of the promissory note, the loan will be considered in default.

    Additional Information

    For more information about loan repayment terms and deferment options, borrowers should refer to their promissory notes.