State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nursing Faculty (SNAPLE NF)

The 2012-13 Budget Act does not authorize any new SNAPLE NF allocations (applications) for this year.

The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) will continue to process paperwork and payments for existing SNAPLE NF participants (2011-12 academic year and prior).

Please check back in July 2013 to see if new allocations (applications) for this program will be authorized for future years. The SNAPLE NF program remains in state statute; therefore, the Commission will continue to maintain this informational Website for the use of existing loan assumption program participants.

The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nursing Faculty (SNAPLE NF) is designed to encourage persons to complete their graduate degree and serve as nursing faculty in a nursing program at an accredited California college or university. It will pay up to a total of $25,000 on outstanding student loans over the course of three (3) academic years for teaching nursing on a full-time basis, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of three full-time academic years.

At the time of application, a person must already have a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a field related to nursing and must not be currently teaching in nursing.


The application process ended June 30, 2012 for the SNAPLE NF 2011-12 cycle.

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