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Financial Aid Information

Welcome to the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Financial Aid information page.

School code: 003114

Second & Third Year Students

Your financial aid will be processed and disbursed by the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial aid office. Each January, the financial aid office will distribute financial aid packets to all second-year students during the nursing orientation meeting. These packets will include application information and the forms necessary to apply for financial aid at our school. Application information will also be available from the display area opposite the financial aid office each January for all currently enrolled students.

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid is can be done in just three easy steps!

1. Create your FSA ID Number (and for a parent if you are a dependent)

  • If you currently have a PIN number you will have to replace it with a FSA number.
  • Just log in to fafsa.gov and click the link to create a FSA ID.
  • Just like your PIN number you can use your FSA ID to electronically sign your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • You can also use it to electronically sign Stafford and PLUS loan applications.

2. Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • School code is 003114
  • We recommend you file your FAFSA prior to March 1.
  • Complete your tax returns for the year before starting your FAFSA. (If you plan to file your tax return prior to March 30, file your FAFSA after the return is completed. However, if you plan to file your tax return after March 30 you should file the FAFSA using estimated income.)
  • Just go to fafsa.gov to begin your FAFSA.

3. Submit our institutional financial aid application

  • All financial aid applicants must complete this form.
  • The recommended submission date is March 1, but we will accept the form at a later date.
  • This application is included in the financial aid application packet, or you can download a copy of the financial aid application.

Loan Applications

You have been directed to this section by the financial aid office to complete your loan application or loan counseling. To get started, select the appropriate link below.

Students

  • Direct Stafford Loan Application: If you do not have an active Direct Stafford Master Promissory Note (MPN), you will be required to complete an online MPN before we can disburse any funds from this program. The financial aid specialist will notify you if you need to complete the online promissory note and will include instructions. Your online award package will indicate the amount you are eligible to borrow from this program each year.
  • Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling: If this is the first time you have applied for a Direct Stafford Loan, you will be required to complete online loan entrance counseling before you can receive your first disbursement. During the session you will review your student loan rights and responsibilities. The financial aid specialist will notify you if you need to complete this counseling and will give you printed instructions.
  • Direct Stafford Loan Exit Counseling: All Direct Stafford Loan recipients must complete online exit counseling prior to graduation, upon withdrawal or if their enrollment drops to less than half-time (less than 6 semester hours). The financial aid specialist will notify you when you need to complete this counseling and give you written instructions on how to begin the process. If you received other student loans during your enrollment at Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, you will also be required to schedule a meeting with the financial aid specialist to complete additional loan exit requirements, discuss any questions you may have about the loans and sign your repayment schedules.
  • Private Loan Application: Once all your financial aid options have been exhausted and you find you still need additional funds, you may wish to consider applying for a private student loan. Please take note that interest rates on these loans are variable and are based on your credit rating. Additional fees may also be charged. A co-signer may help to keep the rates lower. You can research and select a lender on your own, or you can click on the "Private Loan Application" link above to review a list of lenders our students have used in the past.

Parents

  • Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) Application: Direct Parent PLUS loans enable parents with good credit histories to borrow funds for dependent students enrolled at least half-time. Parents can borrow up to the student's cost of education less any financial aid received. The financial aid office can provide you with the cost information you need to determine how much to borrow for the year. Click on the "Direct PLUS Loan" link above to begin the application process and electronically sign a promissory note.

What's New?

Find out what's new regarding financial aid at the Firelands School of Nursing.

2017-2018 FAFSA Available Online NOW

The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available. You will be able to use 2015 tax information to complete the FAFSA for 2017-2018. The Department of Education and FRMCSN encourage the use of the IRS data retrieval process within the FAFSA website. Since the 2017 summer semester is part of the 2017-2018 award year, the priority deadline to receive your processed FAFSA is March 1st so your financial aid will be available in May at the start of the semester. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office regarding any additional information or forms that will be required to complete the FAFSA process.

Note: You must complete the FAFSA each year to continue to receive any federal student aid funds. This includes grants as well as student loans. Our school code is 003114.

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Available Now

Scholarship applications for the 2017 to 2018 academic year are now available for three scholarship programs listed below. These scholarships will be awarded in August, 2017. Applications are available from the wall displays outside the offices of Mary Daniel and Barbara Reitz or from the Financial Aid Office.

  • Dr. & Mrs. Kyung H. Kim Memorial Scholarship: All students currently enrolled in the nursing courses are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will be selected in May and the funds will be disbursed in August, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted prior to May 1, 2017 to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Winifred Hallier-Wages Memorial Scholarship: Students must be married to be considered for this scholarship. Preference will be given to LPN or STNA credentialed students. Scholarship recipients will be selected in May and the funds will be disbursed in August, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted prior to May 1, 2017.
  • VFW Scholarships: All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to Erie County residents and/or children of veterans. Scholarship recipients will be selected in May and the funds will be disbursed in August, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted prior to May 1, 2017.
  • American Legion 40 et 8 Scholarship: All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. You do not have to be a veteran or related to a veteran to apply. Scholarship recipients will be notified in August, 2016. Completed applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to June 30, 2017 to be considered for this scholarship.

Applications to Recalculate Financial Aid Eligibility Available

If your family has experienced a decrease in income in 2016, you may wish to contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you would benefit from a recalculation of your financial aid eligibility. Applications will be available from the Financial Aid Office after November 1 through April 2017.

NEALP Loan

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) is funded by the State of Ohio. Students who qualify can receive loans up to $1,500 that can be cancelled if the student works full-time as a registered nurse in Ohio. An online application and program information is available. You must complete the FAFSA before you can submit the NEALP application. The NEALP application period runs from January 1st to July 15th.

Our school code is 003114.

Complete your FAFSA online.
Download the Federal, State and institutional Assistance Available chartsfor a listing of all available scholarships, grants and loans with eligibility and application requirements.

Note: You must complete the FAFSA each year to continue to receive any federal student aid funds. This includes grants as well as student loans. Our school code is 003114.

1098 T Tax Statements will be mailed by January 31, 2017

The 1098-T statement contains information about your enrollment, scholarships and tuition charges for 2016. The Registrar/Bursar will distribute these forms by January 31, 2017. You or your parents can use the information on the 1098 T form to determine if you qualify for the higher education deductions or credits when preparing your 2016 tax return. So, be sure to save this information, or give it to the person who claims you on their tax return (if you don't claim yourself). Learn more about the education tax credits or tax deductions that are available.

Code of Conduct

The Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial aid office staff, which includes the financial coordinator and financial aid specialist, is bound to act in compliance with the guidelines as stated in the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial aid office code of conduct and the National Association of Student Financial Aid administrator’s statement of ethical principals and code of conduct for financial aid professionals. This means that you can be assured that the Financial Aid Office staff will act in a professional and ethical manner and in the best interests of the student with regard to all aspects of the financial aid and student loan processes.

Contact the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

1912 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-557-7110 
Fax: 419-557-7116 

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