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Financial Aid Information

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

School code: 003114

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

Expand the sections below to find specific details and information.

HEERF Reports - Students

Frequently Asked Questions - HEERF I

What expenses are to be considered?

  • Food, housing, course materials, health care, childcare, technology and transportation directly related to COVID-19.

What are the eligibility requirements for students to complete an application?

  • Must have been enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester
  • Must have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA even if you didn’t receive student financial aid
    • If you did not file a 2019-2020 FAFSA you are encouraged to do so. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like some help.

Who is NOT eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act?

  • Students who are currently defaulted on their student loans
  • Students that do not have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office
  • Students who did not complete verification on their 2019-2020 FAFSA

How soon will I find out if I will be receiving any money?

  • We are anticipating a large number of applications, please allow a couple weeks for your application to be reviewed by the committee. Once your application is considered, you will be notified through Edvance360 e-mail. Please note: the completion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Application is not a guarantee of funding.

If my application is approved, how will I receive the money?

  • The grant will be deposited into your bank account on file through the Financial Aid Office. If you have not filled out a Direct Deposit form, FRMCSN will issue you a check which will be mailed to the current address on file.

What if I was approved to receive an emergency grant but I owe a balance to FRMCSN?

  • FRMCSN is required to forward the emergency grant funds to you regardless of any balance due to the school. However, you are welcome to make payment towards any outstanding balance on your account once the funds are deposited.

Is the Federal Emergency Grant under the CARES Act taxable? Will my Emergency Grant appear on my 2020 1098-T?

  • At this time, we have not received information on whether or not it will be taxable or the impact this emergency grant will have on 2020 1098-T’s. Once we receive further guidance, we will forward that information to you.

Student Notifications

HEERF Quarterly Report

Second & Third Year Students

Your financial aid will be processed and disbursed by 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 is can be done in just three 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 a 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 it when you need to use it 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.

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.

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, 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.

2021-2022 FAFSA Available Online after October 1, 2020

The 2021-2022 FAFSA is available. The 2021-2022 FAFSA will be available after October 1, 2020. You will be using your 2019 tax information to complete the FAFSA for 2021-2022. 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 2021 starts the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The FAFSA priority deadline to receive Financial Aid for Summer 2021 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:
    • Scholarship 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. Scholarship will be awarded in January for the Spring Semester. One recipient will be selected based on available funds. Preference is given to Married LPN’s.

  • 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 LPN’s..

Financial Aid Request for Review Application

If a student and/or parent, if dependent, has experienced a decrease in income in 2020 or 2021, 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, 2019

The 1098-T statement contains information about enrollment, scholarships, and tuition charges for 2021. The registrar/bursar will distribute these forms by January 31, 2022. 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 2021 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 2020 or 2021, 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.

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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