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Financial Aid Information

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

School code: 003114

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

Expand the sections below to find specific details and information.

Second & Third Year Students

Your financial aid will be processed and disbursed by the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial coordinator. Each year, the financial coordinator will distribute financial aid packets to all second-year students. These packets will include application information and the forms necessary to apply for financial aid through the school. Application information will also be available from the wall display near the financial coordinator's office each January for all currently enrolled students.

Applying for Financial Aid

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

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

  • If you do not already have an FSA ID, select the Create an FSA ID tab on the FSA ID log-in page.
  • Enter Login Information: Provide a unique username, password, and response to “Are you 13 years of age or older?” Keep a note of your username and password so you can reference them when you need to use them in the future.
  • Enter Personal Information: You will need to provide your Social Security number, name, date of birth, e-mail address, and language preference. You will also have to provide answers to 5 security questions for extra security. Keep a note of your answers for use in the future.
  • Submit your FSA ID Application: You will need to agree not to share your FSA ID with anyone. The security of your FSA ID is important because it can be used to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, access your personal records, and make binding legal obligations.

Once FSA completes verification with the Social Security Administration (1-3 days), you will be able to use your FSA ID to access your personal information on Federal Student Aid Websites, including FAFSA.

2. Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Fill out the FAFSA
    Before we can determine your eligibility for federal, state, and some types of private financial aid, you must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • FRMC School of Nursing’s FAFSA school code is 003114

  • We recommend you file your FAFSA prior to March 1.

Loan Applications

Students and/or parents will be directed to this section by the financial coordinator to complete the 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, and 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 Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing.

2022-2023 FAFSA Available Online after October 1, 2021

The 2022-2023 FAFSA is available. The 2022-2023 FAFSA will be available after October 1, 2021. You will be using your 2020 tax information to complete the FAFSA for 2022-2023. The Department of Education and FRMCSN encourage the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process within the FAFSA website to transfer your tax information directly into the FAFSA. Summer 2022 starts the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The FAFSA priority deadline to receive Financial Aid for Summer 2022 is March 1st. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office regarding any additional information or forms that will be required to complete the FAFSA process.

To apply for Financial Aid, see above under “Applying for Financial Aid”

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. Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing’s school code is 003114.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships for Spring Semester:
    • Scholarships for Spring Semester will be available in October/November from the wall displays outside of the Financial Aid Office and the Loan Officers Office.
    • All Spring Semester Scholarship Applications are due to the Financial Aid Office by December 15th.
    • Available Spring Scholarships:
      • Institutional Scholarships: All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in January for the Spring Semester. The number of scholarships and award amounts will be determined based on available funds.
      • Winifred Hallier-Wages Memorial Scholarship: All Currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. A scholarship will be awarded in January for the Spring Semester. One recipient will be selected based on available funds. Preference is given to Married LPNs.

  • Scholarship for Fall Semester:
    • Scholarships for Fall Semester will be available in March/April from the wall displays outside the Financial Aid Office and the Loan Officers Office.
    • All Fall Semester Scholarship Applications are due to the Financial Aid Office by May 1st
    • Available Fall Scholarships:
      • VFW Hein Scholarship: All currently enrolled nursing students are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in August for the Fall Semester. The number of scholarships and award amounts will be determined based on available funds. Preference is given to Veterans and/or children of Veterans that are residents in Erie County.
      • Kim Scholarship: All currently enrolled nursing students are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in August for the Fall Semester. The number of scholarships and award amounts will be determined based on available funds. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a BSN.
      • American Legion 40 et 8 Nursing Scholarship - All currently enrolled nursing students are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded in August for the Fall Semester. The number of scholarships and award amounts will be determined based on available funds. You do not have to be a veteran or related to a veteran to apply.
      • Winifred Hallier-Wages Memorial Scholarship: All Currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded in August for the Fall Semester. One recipient will be selected based on available funds. Preference is given to Married LPNs.

Financial Aid Request for Review Application

If a student and/or parent, if dependent, has experienced a decrease in income in 2021 or 2022, you may wish to contact the financial aid coordinator to see if you would benefit from a recalculation of your Financial Aid eligibility. Applications are available from the financial coordinator.

NEALP Loan

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) is funded by the State of Ohio. Students who qualify can receive loans up to $1,620 (2019) that can be canceled if the student works full-time as a registered nurse in Ohio. An online application and program information are 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.

For more information on the NEALP Loan, visit the Ohio Department of Higher Educations website.

1098 T Tax Statements will be mailed by January 31, 2023

The 1098-T statement contains information about enrollment, scholarships, and tuition charges for 2022. The registrar/bursar will distribute these forms by January 31, 2023. Students or parents can use the information on the 1098 T form to determine qualification for the higher education deductions or credits when preparing the 2022 tax return. Be sure to save this information or give it to the person who claims the student on their tax return.

Code of Conduct

Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial aid office staff, which includes the financial coordinator and loan officer, 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. Therefore, students 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.

If a student and/or parent, if dependent, has experienced a decrease in income in 2021 or 2022, you may wish to contact the financial aid coordinator to see if you would benefit from a recalculation of your Financial Aid eligibility. Applications are available from the financial coordinator.

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Regional Medical

Center School of

Nursing

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

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