Pacific Lutheran University has made an extraordinary commitment to the dependents of nurses and educators who chose to attend PLU by committing to covering at least 50% of the cost of tuition through PLU scholarships and grants. Here it is, direct from PLU:
"Greetings from PLU! I have exciting news to share about our new Nurse & Educator Dependent Commitment, which guarantees that at minimum half of the tuition of dependents of nurses and K-12 educators will be covered by PLU-funded scholarships and grants.
The fields of nursing and education have been fundamental to PLU throughout our history, and preparing our students to serve their communities as thoughtful, highly-trained, and effective nurses and educators reflects our mission of service, leadership and care. This commitment to incoming first-year students who have a parent or legal guardian working as a nurse or K-12 educator is just one of the ways that we are continuously striving to honor our community and ensure that a PLU education is affordable and accessible. In fact, LendEDU recently ranked PLU the #1 college in Washington for financial aid, and #9 nationally.
There is no separate application needed for students to be considered for the Nurse & Educator Dependent Commitment, as our free application for admission includes questions about the occupations of parents/guardians. Students do NOT need to major themselves in Education or Nursing to be eligible for this commitment.
You'll find details about the Nurse & Educator Dependent Commitment here. I encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and the communities in which you work - we're excited to spread the news about this new resource for students."