JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Nursing Education Scholarship Program Certification

A list of qualified scholarship applicants for the 2022-23 spring and summer terms is provided to participating institutions via the NESP system within the GAP Access portal. Schools complete the term-based certification process using the NESP system, verifying enrollment and reporting the data needed to calculate students' award amounts so that benefits can be paid.

For each qualified applicant, schools report the number of credit hours enrolled, grade point average, amount of tuition and fees not covered by other funding, program of study, and expected graduation date. Award amounts are calculated for each student after institutions have certified enrollment information.

Specific details regarding the certification process are provided in the NESP Certification User Guide.