Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP), 2024-2025

Application Instructions

  1. Read the application carefully and answer all PSEP applicant questions.
    *If you have questions regarding this application email or call 775-784-4901.
  2. Sign the Consent and Waiver Form at the end of this application.
  3. Upload a copy of the following with your application:
    1. 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.
    2. 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 2024 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, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and 3-Year Accelerated Pharmacy is available to Nevada residents for 2024-2025

Nevada Residents cannot use PSEP funding for UNLV Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. PSEP funding is for Nevada residents who are attending out of state or private in state programs.

*Funding is contingent upon 2023 Nevada legislative appropriation

Submit application by Friday, June 28, 2024, for Priority Consideration

Application review will begin after July 1, 2024. 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 Study2024-2025 Support Fee Funding Amount*Funding Cycle**After Graduation and Licensure, Employment Service Requirement to Repay Stipend
Occupational Therapy$15,6252 years + 6 months clinicals1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement
Physical Therapy$17,2253 years1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement
Physician Assistant$20,4002 years1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement
Pharmacy$12,1673 years1 year of Full Time Employment in Nevada per Disbursement

* See Regional WICHE Support Fee Schedule for 2023-2025

** 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

  1. You must be a Nevada resident for at least one (1) year prior to applying.  You must maintain your Nevada residency while in school.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. While you are a participant of the program, you are required to keep the Nevada Office of WICHE
    informed by completing the online Practice Questionnaire every six months. Along with the online
    Practice Questionnaire you will be required to attach supporting documentation to verify 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.
  7. 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.