The UPMC NTLFP is available to new MAC, in-state students as follows:
- Students committed to full-time enrollment in the MAC Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program
- Students committed to full-time enrollment in the MAC Pre-Licensure Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
The UPMC NTLFP will be available to first-time college students who have a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students transferring from another institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.00 will also be eligible. UPMC may consider other factors such as current or past employment history with UPMC in determining eligibility.
UPMC reserves the right to limit the overall number of students accepted into the NTLFP. There are currently 75 spots available annually.
While spots are limited, UPMC will accept eligible students into the NTLFP before the student enrolls with MAC. This will allow the student to factor the potential loan funding into their decision to enroll in the nursing program.
The UPMC NTLFP provides loan funding with interest attached and will be fully forgiven once the student graduates, obtains a Pennsylvania Nursing license, and completes a three-year work commitment at either UPMC Altoona, UPMC Bedford, or UPMC Somerset in compliance with the terms and conditions in the UPMC NTLFP agreement which will be signed before a student enrolls at MAC.
UPMC will provide MAC with the tuition loan funds on the student’s behalf in three consecutive semester payments or until the student graduates from the MAC Nursing Program, whichever occurs earlier. The tuition loan funding will commence the semester following successful completion of the student’s first semester of Nursing courses so long as the student’s cumulative, overall GPA with Mount Aloysius is 2.50 or greater. UPMC will fund up to $5,000 of tuition loan funds per semester. In some cases, UPMC may need to reduce the tuition loan funding for students that receive significant amounts of other financial aid such as Pell, PHEAA or outside scholarships, so the student does not receive aid in excess of their cost of attendance.