This "forgivable loan" program is designed to provide educational assistance to qualified students who are enrolled full-time at the College of Nursing and are willing to commit to employment at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center following graduation. Maximum assistance is $4,000 per semester. The number of agreements awarded each semester is determined by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in consultation with the College of Nursing.
The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time (12 to 16 hours) student at the College of Nursing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0; supply two College of Nursing faculty references and two current/former employer references; participate in an interview; and be a citizen of the United States or qualify for permanent residency according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Department of Homeland Security, provide a typed one page essay, and complete an authorization form to release information/award information.
If selected, the applicant is awarded a $4,000 promissory note per semester. Upon graduation, the MEEP recipient must apply for a position at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, (job class 65170), for a minimum of one year "full-time" employment for each promissory note received. Upon completion of the work commitment time, the MEEP "loans" are forgiven.
The applicant shall understand that continuance of this assistance is on a semester by semester basis and shall depend on maintenance of eligibility criteria. Failure to meet the eligibility requirements will result in the discontinuance of the agreement by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and repayment of the funds received by the student. If unable to fulfill the contract, student must repay assistance received.
To obtain further information contact: Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Student Finance Office.
Current students can obtain an application in the Student Finance Office, Room 710.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center may offer various recruiting incentive programs for new BSN graduates. To obtain further information, students may call OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Nurse Recruitment Department 309-655-4008.
The Medical Center offers a 10 week educational program for senior nursing students. Application and further information can be obtained from the OSF SFMC Recruiting Office at 309-655-4008.
Tuition Assistance for Employees Attending Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (Undergraduate & Graduate)
The Medical Center offers educational assistance benefits to qualified employees attending Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. This program requires an agreement between the employee and the Medical Center outlining the employee's eligibility status, employment commitment and the grade requirement.
To obtain a copy of the agreement or further information, employees may call OSF Organizational Effectiveness (HR) department.
The above programs are administered through OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and are subject to change.