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Undergraduate Types of Aid

CT Health Horizons for Nursing Grant

Grant | $10,000 | Quinnipiac University

The CT Health Horizon’s grant will allow Quinnipiac to provide $10,000 per student per year in tuition assistance for qualifying accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) students.

Tuition assistance for aspiring nurses

Quinnipiac University's Accelerated BS in Nursing enables students with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to transition toward a fulfilling career in nursing. Students can choose to start the program in either January or August and will earn their degree in just twelve months.

Through the CT Health Horizons grant program, incoming students can receive $10,000 per year in tuition assistance as they pursue their degrees. 

Determine your eligibility

The CT Health Horizon’s grant will allow Quinnipiac to provide $10,000 per student per year in tuition assistance for qualifying Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students.

Students must meet all of the following criteria to apply for financial assistance:

  • Complete the FAFSA for 2024-2025

  • Be an established resident of Connecticut at the time of application

  • Commit to working in Connecticut for 2 years after graduation

In addition to the requirements above, students must meet one of the following criteria:

Dates and deadlines

Applying to the ABSN Program

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is currently accepting applications for the January 2025 cohort. Applications to the program are due by September 1, 2024.

Students who are interested in joing the August 2025 cohort can submit their applications starting September 2, 2024.


Applying for the CT Health Horizons Grant

Upon being admitted to the ABSN program, students are welcome to submit their grant applications. The School of Nursing will continue to review applications until all funds are expended.

Current students are not eligible to apply for grant funding.

Recruiting and retaining nursing faculty

CT Health Horizons also promotes a faculty hiring grant that will support faculty levels across Connecticut's educational institutions and clinical sites. Prospective faculty members are encouraged to contact the School of Nursing to learn more about employment opportunities at Quinnipiac.

To learn more about the faculty hiring grant, email cthorizonnursing@qu.edu

About CT Health Horizons

CT Health Horizons is a three-year, $35 million initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. It unites several agencies — the Office of Workforce Strategy, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and the Connecticut Hospital Association — with one clear goal: to grow and diversify the next generation of healthcare professionals, particularly nurses.

Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing was one of only four programs in the state awarded an “Innovative Nursing Program” grant through CT Health Horizons. The School of Nursing has partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to implement a comprehensive, employer-led Innovative Nursing Program to build a sustainable pipeline into the nursing workforce in Connecticut.

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