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Financial Aid for St. Margaret Nursing School Students

Paying for Nursing School

At St. Margaret School of Nursing, we provide quality nurse training at an affordable price. See our full-time and part-time​ tuition and fee breakdown (PDFs).

However, we strongly urge all nursing students to apply for financial aid.

We have financial aid counselors who can help you build an aid package that will best fit your situation.

» Call 412-784-4993 to talk with a UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing financial aid counselor.

First Step: Apply for Financial Aid

The first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA form online at

Be sure to add the St. Margaret Nursing School code: 006551.

The FAFSA helps decide your financial need based on factors such as:

  • Income
  • Assets
  • Debts
  • Family size
  • Number of family members in college

Without a completed FAFSA, you won't be eligible for federal financial aid like federal loans and Pell Grants.

What types of aid do you accept at the St. Margaret School of Nursing?

Many sources of aid are available for students enrolled at St. Margaret School of Nursing, such as:

Additional Financial Aid for St. Margaret Nursing Students

St. Margaret honors outstanding nursing students and graduates through various awards.

The Jean L. Hoover Memorial Scholarship

This fund is in honor of Mrs. Hoover, a beloved faculty member of the School of Nursing who valued quality education for nursing students. Her passion was bedside nursing and excellent patient care.

We award this scholarship, upon completion of the first year of the nursing program, based on:

  • Academic success
  • Clinical performance
  • Professional conduct

The Virginia Carpenter Shaw Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Virginia Carpenter Shaw Memorial Nursing Scholarship intends to encourage excellence among nursing students.

In her honor, we award a generous scholarship during the St. Margaret nursing program based on

  • Academic performance
  • Clinical excellence
  • Professional conduct

Walter Carlyle Shaw Memorial Scholarship

We award the Walter Carlyle Shaw Memorial Scholarship to nursing students based on academic and clinical performance, as well as professional conduct. The fund also hopes to encourage UPMC McKeesport employees to pursue a career in nursing and seek employment with UPMC McKeesport upon graduation.

Graduation Awards at St. Margaret Nursing School

We determine graduation awards by the grade point average in the nursing program.

The St. Margaret School of Nursing graduate awards are:

  • Caroline Fisher Award for highest academic achievement.
  • Nancy Ann Brown Award for second highest academic achievement.
  • Dorothy S. Hoehl Award for third highest academic achievement.

For financial aid help and more about St. Margaret School of Nursing, please call us at 412-784-4993.

Orland Pullen
Financial Aid Administrator 
P: (412) 784-4993
F: (412) 784-4994

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