Published January 16, 2018
In an effort to better understand the financial aid needs of graduate nursing students, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) asks for your participation in this brief survey on your experience with student loans. Even if you do not take out loans for your education, AACN would appreciate your answers on a brief set of questions about your graduate program cost and program level. Your feedback will assist AACN as the association engages in work that informs higher education policy, including federal financial aid. This comes at a critical time when Congress and the Department of Education anticipate the reauthorization of major legislation that impacts graduate students, including nursing students.
Results from this survey will be reported in aggregate by program level. Individual answers will not be released. In appreciation for your full participation in this survey, you will have the opportunity to enter in a random drawing for a $25 Amazon e-mail gift card. The 15 winners of this random drawing will be notified by February 25, 2018. To be eligible for the drawing, you must provide your email address so we can send you the gift card if you are chosen.
In order to capture a wider scope of graduate nursing students, please feel free to share the web link with your peers. You can direct other graduate nursing students to the AACN student webpage for additional information or directly to the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017AACNdebtsurvey.
If you have questions regarding how to best answer survey questions, please do not hesitate to contact AACN's Policy Assistant, Payal Shah, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.