SON Tuition Grant for UR Employees

Academic-Practice Partnership to Cover Full Cost of Tuition for University of Rochester Employees

As a means of supporting University of Rochester nurses and addressing workforce needs at University of Rochester facilities, the School of Nursing is offering an exciting grant opportunity for UR employees. The School of Nursing Tuition Grant, together with UR employee tuition benefits, will cover the full cost of tuition for students who enroll in the following degree programs: 

The School of Nursing Tuition Grant is available to all new students who enroll no later than the Summer 2024 semester. Students must be matriculated and begin their degree program no later than the Summer 2024 semester:

  • RN to BS Online applicants can apply for any semester, but must apply no later than March 1, 2024 for Summer 2024 entry.
  • Applicants to other programs (RN to BS to MS, master's, and post-master's programs) can apply for any semester, but must apply no later than Jan. 15, 2024 for Summer 2024 entry.

In all instances, scholarships and grants are only applicable to courses taken at the School of Nursing.  

SON Tuition Grant Eligibility

Please reference the below chart to see what you may be eligible for and how to apply.

Type of employee

What am I eligible for?

How many courses will be covered per semester?

A new full-time UR employee NOT yet tuition benefit eligible.

100% tuition grant from the School of Nursing*

(Until employee becomes tuition benefit eligible, up to three semesters)

1 course per semester

A full-time UR employee who IS eligible for tuition benefits.

80-95% in employee tuition benefits

2 courses per semester

5-20% tuition grant from the School of Nursing*

(Amount will cover the full balance of tuition not covered through employee tuition benefits.)

2 courses per semester

A part-time employee who IS eligible for tuition benefits.

80-95% in employee tuition benefits

1 course per  semester

5-20% tuition grant from the School of Nursing*

(Amount will cover the full balance of tuition not covered through employee tuition benefits.)

1 course per semester

 *Please note: Grant covers tuition only, not other associated fees. See tuition and fees webpage.

How to Receive Full Tuition Coverage

To receive full tuition coverage, you must apply for both the SON Tuition Grant and UR Tuition Benefits by following these steps:

  1. Apply for one of the eligible programs through our online application system.
  2. To receive the SON Tuition Grant, you must complete the online SON Scholarship Form using your applicant login credentials. You will be required to complete this form for every semester you intend to receive the grant, after registering for courses. Please contact SON_Scholarships@urmc.rochester.edu for questions about retrieving your login credentials or completing this form.
  3. To receive UR Employee Tuition Benefits, you must complete the the online Employee Tuition Waiver application. Apply online by logging into HRMS using your NetID and follow the path "Self Service->Benefits->Tuition->Apply Employee Tuition Waiver." Please contact TuitionBenefits@UR.rochester.edu for questions or concerns with your application.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the grant cover fees for iPad, textbooks, etc.?

No, the SON Tuition Grant covers 100% of tuition costs only. Students in the RN to BS online program are responsible for paying for the mobile device and technology fees associated with the SON-provided iPad. Students in other programs will need to cover associated fees and textbooks as required. The combination of a student's tuition benefits and the SON Tuition Grant will cover 100% of the direct cost of tuition.

Will the grant cover the cost of the full program, even if I graduate after the grant is no longer offered?

Yes, the grant will cover the cost of the full program until you graduate, as long as you enroll by Summer 2024. (This enroll-by date has recently been extended from Summer 2022). You may complete the program at your own pace, as long as you meet the requirements to remain a matriculated student.

Do I need to apply for the grant before applying to a program?

No. You should first apply for your intended program. Once accepted and after you have registered for courses each semester, you may complete the necessary forms to receive the SON Tuition Grant. If you have questions about your eligibility as you consider applying for a program, please email SON_Scholarships@urmc.rochester.edu.

If I’m not yet tuition-benefit eligible, how do I still receive the SON Tuition Grant?

If you are not yet tuition-benefit eligible at the University of Rochester, you can still get tuition 100% covered through the SON Tuition Grant if you are a full-time employee. To do so, you will have to apply and matriculate into a program. However, you will only be eligible to have one-course 100% covered by the SON Tuition Grant for up to three semesters or until you are eligible to receive your tuition benefits. At that time, you will be eligible to receive 2-courses per semester 100% covered. Part-time employees are not eligible for this.

I want to earn my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Can I get both covered by the grant?

Yes. If you enroll in the RN to BS to MS program (with a master’s concentration in Nursing Education, Clinical Nurse Leader, or Leadership in Health Care Systems), you will be eligible to receive 100% tuition coverage through the SON Tuition Grant and employee tuition benefits. Or, if you enroll and complete the RN to BS Online program and then apply to one of the eligible master’s concentrations by the enroll-by deadline, you may receive 100% tuition coverage for both programs.



Contact Us

For questions about the SON Tuition Grant, including eligibility for per diem employees, please contact the UR School of Nursing Scholarship Office at (585) 276-6079 or SON_Scholarships@urmc.rochester.edu

For questions about employee tuition benefits and eligibility at the University of Rochester, please contact the University of Rochester Office of Total Rewards.