Financial Aid

Funding, Tuition, Fellowships & Financial Aid – Ph.D. Program


UCLA Students are required to pay tuition prior to beginning each term. Tuition is assessed by the Regents of the University of California and is subject to change prior to the beginning of each term. Please refer to the website of the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate Division Fellowships

The UCLA Graduate Division offers several types of need/merit based support. These fellowships are described in the financial support section on Please see the listing below.

Graduate Dean's Scholar Award: This Fellowship provides a tuition paying award plus a $21,000 stipend a year for two years to an outstanding applicant in the entering class.

Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship: This Fellowship provides a tuition paying award plus a $25,000 stipend a year for four years to students who are socioeconomic disadvantaged. If necessary, nonresident supplemental tuition for the first year only.

University Fellowship: Each entering doctoral student will receive a fellowship to cover tuition for their first year if they are not covered by another fellowship.

Special Fellowships: Various special fellowships are described on Applicants from across the campus compete for these awards.

Announcement – Award of a T32 Fellowship Grant:

T32 Predoctoral Application (Word Document) T32 Postdoctoral Application (Word Document)

The UCLA School of Nursing's Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) predoctoral and postdoctoral positions in Health Disparities Research in Vulnerable Populations is recruiting for postdoctoral fellows. The focus of this training program (T32 NR007077) is the development of nurse scholars who will build the knowledge base and disseminate research in the area of health disparities among vulnerable populations. Special emphasis is given to methods and measures in VP/HD training. The attachment stipulates the qualifications for predoctoral students (enrolled UCLA School of Nursing PhD students) and postdoctoral fellows (who do not need to be nurses).   Current Openings:

Postdoctoral Fellow – Application due April 30, 2017 and begins June 19, 2017.  

For more information or application information, please contact project administrator, Fernando Martinez at, or:


Felicia Hodge, DrPH Principal Investigator/Director UCLA School of Nursing 700 Tiverton 5-940 Factor Los Angeles, CA 90095-1702 310-267-2255 (phone) 310-206-4132 (fax)



School of Nursing Financial Aid

Students who demonstrate financial need according to established federal guidelines may be awarded various types of financial assistance such as scholarships and loans.

Types of aid awarded to Ph.D. students:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Scholarships
  • Fellowship
  • Private Loan

UCOP Private Loan Lender List

Important Notice: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.


SB 1289 disclosure statement:


      Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student


  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans, as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.
  • Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply. For more information, please visit
  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.
  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or cosigner's credit rating.
  • Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan.
  • Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their UC campus' financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.    

       Some UC campuses offer students their own private (institutional) student loans. Students offered a UC institutional

       private student loan should know that:

  • Interest rates on UC loans will be fixed, not variable
  • UC loans can have a range of interest rate
  • UC loans are not awarded based on the credit history of the borrower

UCOP Private Lender List for Health Professionals:


University of California Code of Conduct:

To apply: Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at The priority deadline is March 2nd.  The UCLA code for the FAFSA application is 001315.

Teaching Assistant Funding

Students who are placed in a TA position will be awarded a scholarship to pay that quarter's tuition plus a stipend starting fall quarter of their second year.

School of Nursing Financial Aid Appointment Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Please contact: Craig Kusunoki, Director of Financial Aid (310) 825-2583

Address: UCLA School of Nursing Box 951702 2-151 Factor Building Los Angeles, CA 90095-1702

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