CT Health Horizons Program for USJ

Tuition Assistance for CT Residents
Nursing and Social Work


Apply for admission today and address the state’s workforce shortage in these critical areas:

ProgramsTuition Assistance
Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASD)Up to $20,000 toward your ASD degree
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, M.S.Up to $20,000 toward your PMHNP M.S. degree
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master’s) – HybridUp to $15,000 toward your PMHNP Certificate
Master of Social Work (MSW)Up to $20,000 toward your MSW degree
Eligible students will be notified if they are awarded the CT Health Horizons Grant.

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CT Health Horizons will support three strategic areas: 

  1. Tuition assistance to incentivize low-income and minority students to enter accelerated and cost-effective nursing and social work programs. 
  2. Faculty support to rapidly expand seat capacity and train the next generation of nurses and social workers. 
  3. Innovative programs to promote partnerships between healthcare employers and institutes of higher education to accelerate entrance into careers in nursing and social work. 

Tuition Eligibility

Tuition assistance will be made available for up to two years per student. 

Students receiving tuition support should graduate from their respective programs during the project period of 12-36 months and be prepared to enter the workforce. Allowable uses of tuition are for students enrolled in Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASD), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Post-Graduate Certificate in PMHNP, and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. 

Eligibility for students receiving tuition assistance will be need-based and determined by each institution. Suggested criteria includes one of the following: 

Each institution will use its own process to identify students and disburse tuition assistance. The maximum tuition assistance should be used as a last-dollar scholarship after other state, federal, and private support sources are exhausted. 


Accelerated Second Degree (ASD), Nursing
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All Others
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