Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

State of Delaware
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount -
Duration Year

Applications need to arrive by 4:30pm.



Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses. Renewable for up to three additional years. Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of one year of employment at a state-owned hospital or clinic (Governor Bacon Health Center, Emily P. Bissell Hospital, Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Delaware Psychiatric Center, and Stockley Center) for one year of loan.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Legal residents of Delaware
  • U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • Full-time students enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN.
  • High school seniors must rank in upper half of class with at least a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted GPA.
  • Undergraduates must meet academic requirements.
  • Current state employees do not have to be Delaware residents and may be considered for part-time enrollment.
  • RNs with five or more years of state service may enroll in a BSN program on a full- or part-time basis.


  • Not Applicable

Other Restrictions

Eligible Non-citizen


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

State of Delaware
Carvel State Office Building, Fifth Floor, 820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-577-5240
Fax: 302-577-6765