Financial Aid Updates

Financial Aid Updates

Welcome to the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing financial aid information page. Check here regularly for the latest financial aid developments, announcements and important dates.

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 at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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.

Don’t Forget to Apply for the 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 at https://www.ohiohighered.org/nealp.  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.

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). Click here for more information 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.