- Read the application carefully and answer all PSEP applicant questions.
*If you have questions regarding this application email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-784-4901.
- Sign the Consent and Waiver Form on page 5.
- Upload a copy of the following with your application:
- Letter of acceptance from a cooperating regional WICHE PSEP higher education institution professional program. The regional WICHE office has a list of participating PSEP professional healthcare programs. If you are currently enrolled in a cooperating regional WICHE PSEP higher education professional program, include a copy of your unofficial transcript from that school.
- Nevada driver’s license to demonstrate residency. To be eligible, your Nevada driver’s license must have an issue date of at least one year prior to the submission of this application.
*If you have just renewed your license, please include a copy of the first page of your 2023 U.S. Federal Tax Return. The purpose is to comply with NRS 397.060 that requires applicants to have at least 1 year of residence in the state immediately before applying for program.
Limited PSEP Funding* for Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, 3-Year Accelerated Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine is available to Nevada residents for 2023-2024
*Funding is contingent upon 2023 Nevada legislative appropriation
Submit application by Friday, June 30, 2023, for Priority Consideration
Application review will begin after June 30, 2023. Selection will prioritize first year students.
About the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)
PSEP is a program that funds graduate education stipends to address critical healthcare needs in exchange for participants commitment to work in the State of Nevada once they graduate with their professional degree and practice license.
The PSEP program was created by the regional Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Regional WICHE office oversees the Western Regional Compact which has 15 Western States and U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States of which Nevada is a member. Regional WICHE and the Nevada Office of WICHE work together in the selection process of Nevada PSEP stipend recipients.
Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) Funding and Service Requirement
|PSEP Field of Study||2023-2024 Support Fee Funding Amount*||Funding Cycle**||After Graduation and Licensure, Employment Service Requirement to Repay Stipend|
|Occupational Therapy||$15,300||2 years + 6 months clinicals||1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement|
|Physician Assistant||$19,525||2 years||1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement|
|Veterinary Medicine||$34,650||4 years||1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement|
|Pharmacy||$11,900||3 years||1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement|
** Based on continuing participant academic performance, meeting program requirements and availability of legislative funding
The goal of our program is to grow the Nevada healthcare workforce.
If you anticipate not returning to Nevada after you graduate with your professional Degree, please do not apply for this program.
Nevada PSEP Requirements
- You must be a Nevada resident for at least one (1) year prior to applying. You must maintain your Nevada residency while in school.
- If awarded, your funding is paid directly to your school on your behalf. You will still be responsible for the balance of tuition and fees as determined by your school.
- If you are awarded a student support fee stipend, funds will be reserved for you for the duration of your program, subject to Nevada legislative appropriation, compliance with Nevada PSEP program requirements and good academic performance.
- Upon graduation and licensure, you must return and physically reside in Nevada, and practice (employment) in the profession for which you received assistance. Funding must be repaid in service to the State of Nevada within one year after the completion of your education. The participant has up to five years to fulfill their service obligation.
- One year of full-time employment is required for each year of funding received. If you fail to fulfill the employment requirement, your stipend will convert to a loan with accrued interest and applicable penalties. You have up to five years (after graduation) to fulfill your service obligation.
- Completing an online Practice Questionnaire twice a year (fall/spring). Along with the online Practice Questionnaire you will be required to attach supporting documentation to document that you are meeting program requirements. While in school you will need to provide a copy of your unofficial transcript (enrollment), Nevada driver’s license (Nevada residency), and contact information. After you graduate you must provide our office with a copy of your employment verification letter to track the practice service hours completed, practice license, Nevada driver’s license and contact information.
- Nevada Office of WICHE PSEP is not available for residents enrolled in public in-state programs (located in Nevada).
Policy on Multiple Sources of Tuition Support for Students Enrolled in Nevada PSEP
A student enrolled through PSEP receives reduced tuition at public and private colleges or universities as their home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help fund out-of-state tuition costs. The student may obtain federal or private financial support to cover unmet tuition or related costs.
If a student receives federal support that requires a service obligation to the federal government upon graduation, then the student should decline Nevada PSEP support.