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Are you a new student on Linfield’s Portland campus?

During the process of applying for and receiving financial aid, you will find additional information and resources here that are specific to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. We are here to support your journey. If you have questions, please contact us.

Paying for college

Financial aid is available from sources other than scholarship aid. Many students who do not qualify for academic scholarships still receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans or work opportunities. To apply for financial aid as a new student to Linfield, you must complete these steps first.

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will help determine your expected contribution. This is your first step after being accepted to Linfield.

Cost of Attendance (COA) - Expected Family Contribution  (EFC) = Financial Need.

Types of financial aid for nursing students


Scholarships and grants are often called "gift aid" because they are free money – financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are usually merit-based, while grants are often need-based.

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Federal and state grants

Federal and state grants are based on eligibility of specific needs. Explore the options to see what might apply to your situation.

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Student employment

If you accept federal work-study or campus employment on your award letter, you have the opportunity to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses.

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Nursing Student Loan

A loan is borrowed money which you will pay back. The Nursing Student Loan Program is a low-interest, fixed-rate, need-based federal loan.

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Student and parent loans

Undergraduate students and their parents wishing to help finance their student's educational costs may seek out loans.

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