WyIN Student Funding
The Wyoming Investment in Nursing (WyIN) originally adopted by the 2003 Wyoming legislature, was amended by the 2010 legislature to continue until June 30, 2016. The funds are for students who are accepted into nursing programs at the University of Wyoming or one of the six Wyoming community colleges. The funds are to assist with educational expenses as determined by the financial aid office at each academic institution. The need for financial assistance through WyIN is based on a student applying for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are also funds provided for nursing faculty to pursue masters or doctoral degrees. The loans are repaid by working as a nurse or nurse educator in Wyoming. Please click on Undergraduate or Graduate student information for further details.
WyIN Faculty Funding
In addition to providing financial assistance for students, the WyIN program is also set up to help the Wyoming Colleges expand their nursing programs throughout the state by funding (salary and benefits) for adding nursing teaching positions at community colleges, making it possible for those institutions to educate more nursing students.