Nursing Education Scholarship and Loan Opportunities in Ohio

You may qualify for a student loan or loan repayment program. The resources listed below are a starting point in your search and should not be considered the only source for financial aid information.

Nursing Education Assistance Loan Program

The Ohio Board of Higher Education, State Grant and Scholarships Department offers a nursing education loan repayment opportunity. The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) offers financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled in an approved Ohio nurse education program. To learn more about this opportunity and program, contact the Ohio Board of Higher Education, State Grants and Scholarships Department at 614-752-3561 FAX: 614-752-5903 or click the button below.





Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)

The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) provides nurses an incentive to practice in “critical shortage areas” by repaying up to 85 percent of their outstanding student loans for their nursing program.  In exchange, nurses work at a qualified facility for three years.

To obtain further information or for an application, call (877)464-4772 or email or access the web site at NELRP

Ohio Nurses Foundation Scholarships and Research Grants

The Ohio Nurses Foundation offers multiple scholarship opportunities and grants to support nursing students. For a full list, click the button below.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

In response to the national nursing shortage, the Nurse Reinvestment Act was signed into law in 2002. Funding was appropriated by Congress to implement new programs to increase the number of qualified nurses. Applications for those programs can be found by clicking the button below.

2014 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Loan repayment assistance is available to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses working in a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility OR nurse faculty employed by an accredited school of nursing. For a full fact sheet on the program, click the button below.


Applications are being taken for the Ohio Substance Use Disorder Professional Loan Repayment Program (Ohio SUDLRP). If interested, please apply as soon as possible. For information about provider eligibility, repayment amounts, and an application packet go to Call 614-466-7475 or email with questions.