Financial Aid Application Process

Congratulations on your acceptance to Frontier Nursing University! If you would like to apply for financial aid, please complete the required items listed below:

  1. FSA ID
    • Please follow the link above to create a FSA ID. This will be used to sign your federal financial aid documents; it is required to complete steps 2-4.
  2. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • New students starting classes in the Spring 2021 term (Class 199 and DNP 42):
      • Please complete the 2020-21 FAFSA with your 2018 tax information.
    • New students starting classes in the Summer 2021 term (Class 200+ and DNP 43+) :
      • Please complete the 2021-22 FAFSA with your 2019 tax information.
    • You can also complete a FAFSA on your mobile device via the myStudentAid app, which you can download through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
    • Frontier Nursing University’s school code is G30070.
    • When entering your current grade level in college on the FAFSA, please select 1st year graduate/professional or, if it applies to you, continuing graduate/professional
  3. Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans
    • Please follow the link above to electronically sign a Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). This form is your contract with the U.S. Department of Education obligating you to repay any federal loan funds you may borrow while enrolled at FNU.
  4. Direct Loan Entrance Counseling for Graduate Students
    • Please follow the link above to complete the graduate-level Direct Loan Entrance Counseling. Entrance Counseling presents information about student loans, as well as interest rates and repayment options. Please ensure that you are completing the counseling as a graduate student; undergraduate entrance counseling is not valid.
  5. Financial Aid Policies (for review only; submission not required)
    • Please review FNU's financial aid policies for important information about financial aid. This is for review only; submission is not required.

Pre-Frontier Bound Timeline: Approximately 3-4 weeks before your scheduled Frontier Bound, the Financial Aid Office will begin importing financial aid documents and reviewing files for any missing or incomplete items. After this initial review of your file, you will be notified via your FNU e-mail account of any missing documents and given a completion deadline. While at Bound, you will have a group meeting with the financial aid staff, during which you will be given the opportunity to ask any remaining questions about your financial aid. After Frontier Bound, your Award Letter will be sent to you for your review and financial aid acceptance.

Financial Aid Overview

  • Graduate students are eligible for $20,500 per FNU financial aid award period (three terms) in unsubsidized loans, regardless of income, with the exception of these three situations:
    • Being close to or exceeding your graduate aggregate loan limit of $138,500
    • Currently being in default on a student loan
    • Not being a permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • Frontier Nursing University operates on a financial aid schedule of three terms per award period. For example, if you choose to borrow the full $20,500 per award period, you will receive an estimated net amount of $6,761 in financial aid per term. Financial aid awards are repackaged every three terms.
  • Financial aid will be requested from the Department of Education in the third week of each term. Any residual funds will be sent to you after the financial aid disbursement has been applied to your account and any balance has been paid in full. Residual funds are sent out during the fourth week of the term for students with direct deposit; however, it can take 10-14 business days longer to receive residual funds via check.


Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your financial aid, please contact your specific Financial Aid Officer. The alphabet breakdown is as follows. 

Student's Last Name Beginning With Financial Aid Contact Phone Numbers Email
A - F Kaleena Burnett (859) 251-4570
G - I Andrew Dezarn (859) 251-4569
J - O Lindsay Johnson (859) 251-4587
P - Z Jenny Burkhart (859) 251-4739
VA & NFLP Students Rainie Boggs (859) 251-4722