Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Jameson Health System has a Code of Conduct, which must be followed by all employees/students (Section 700 and 701 of the Employee Handbook.)  Therefore, the Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is in compliance with the financial aid code of conduct requirement for administration of the Title IV Programs.

All applicants receive consideration for financial aid regardless of sex, marital status, age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.  Financial aid must be applied for annually and is awarded on the basis of need and on the condition that the student has been accepted for admission to the School.

FINANCING THE COSTS OF EDUCATION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT AND THE FAMILY. They are expected to contribute according to their means, taking into account their income, assets, number of dependents, and other relevant information.  Students are expected to contribute toward the cost of their education through summer employment earnings, savings, assets, and resources, including appropriate borrowing against future earnings.
 
Students attending Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing are strongly encouraged to apply for PHEAA State Grants and the Federal PELL Grant.  There is one common application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and it must be completed on an annual basis (after January 1).   Students should submit the FASFA before May 1 for PA State Grant consideration.   For a free tutorial click here:
https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Media/FAFSASimplification/index.html
 
Any student requesting financial aid must apply for Federal PELL Grant funding in order to be considered for other types of aid.  Applications for scholarships may be obtained from high school counselors, financial aid offices, and public libraries.  If a student is applying for a Direct Loan (DL) student loan, Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note must be completed and submitted electronically via the DirectLoan Website at https://studentloans.gov.

Certain students may qualify for aid from Social Security, Veteran's Administration, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and WIA Statewide Eligible Training Program.  Applicants should direct inquiries directly to these organizations.

All students receiving Title IV Funds (State and Federal Grants and Loans) must meet and maintain the educational standards of the School.

 
Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained (24 credit hours per academic year) for continued consideration for Pennsylvania State Grant financial assistance. Academic Progress for Pennsylvania State Grant aid will be tested at the beginning of the fall semester annually or upon admission (mid year transfer students).  Satisfactory progress = successful completion of credits/clock hours to commensurate with enrollment status during semester receiving State Grant aid.  The Academic Progress Test will use the last academic year that any State Grant Aid was received.  The student must have successfully completed 24 semester credits (or 900 clock hours) for each 1.00 of State Grant aid, 12 credit hours (or 450 clock hours) for each .50 of State Grant aid, or 6 credits hours (225 clock hours) for each .25 of State Grant Aid. 
Ohio residents must be full-time (12 credit hours or more/semester) to be eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (Ohio State Grant).
 
All students taking 13 credits per semester are considered to be full-time at Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
 
Student Financial Accounts/Terms of Payment

It is the responsibility of the student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for State and Federal Grant consideration.  If a student is applying for a direct student loan, Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note loan application must be completed by the student.

If grant and loan information has not been received by the Financial Coordinator and an eligibility allowance cannot be determined, the student will be responsible for payment of no less than 25% of the total balance due for the semester and the student is required to complete and submit a “Plan for Payment” form with payment dates and proportionate monthly payment amounts.  The final payment must be paid two (2) weeks prior to the end of the semester.

Late payments (past the date listed on the “Plan for Payment”) may be assessed a $25.00 fee.

All student accounts are due and payable to Jameson Memorial Hospital on or before the due date listed on the Student Billing mailed to the student’s home each semester.  Amounts awarded for State Grant, Federal Grant, miscellaneous grants and/or scholarships and Direct Loans (DLs) can be deferred for eligible students.  All financial obligations must be paid two (2) weeks prior to the end of semester

All costs are subject to change as deemed necessary by the School of Nursing.


 
Grants  click here for more information
 
Refunds 
The Refund Policy applies to “tuition” only.  All fees are not refundable for any reason.  This includes, but is not limited to:  application, matriculation, and the liability insurance fees are not refundable for any reason.
 
The School's definition of an academic year is:
      38 weeks (19 weeks/semester)
             First Year:
                       First Semester - 13 credits
                       Second Semester - 17 credits
           Second Year:
                       First Semester - 19 credits
                       Second Semester - 19 credits
 

The Title IV refund policy is applicable to all students withdrawing before completion of 60% of the semester.  The School’s Refund Policy is the same as the Title IV Refund Policy.

If a student withdraws, the student may be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition for that semester.   If the student received financial assistance from outside of the family, then a portion of the refund may be returned to the loan, grant, or scholarship from which that assistance was received.

Eligible TITLE IV recipient for post-withdrawal distribution must meet the following requirements:

  • the School received a Student Aid Report (SAR) or ISIR with an EFC
  • if the student's record is selected for verification, the process must be complete
  • for PELL, the school has received a valid SAR or ISIR
  • for (Direct Loan) DL, school certified a loan application(s)

The federal "Return of Title IV Aid" formula is applicable to any student receiving federal aid who withdraws on or before the 60 percent point-in-time in the semester (between the 1st and 11th week).  If this occurs, the student may be eligible to receive a refund.

Percentage of TITLE IV aid is based on the withdrawal date (determined by the date the student last attended class and/or clinical) and determined by:

  • Number of days completed ÷ by the number of days in the period equals the percentage of the program that the individual completed.

If a student withdraws without notice, prior to completion of 60% of the term, 50% of Title IV Aid will be retained by the school.  Students withdrawing from classes are responsible for any balance due after the required return of Title IV aid.

Refund distribution will occur in the following order:
1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
3. Federal PLUS Direct Loan
4. Federal PELL Grant
5. Other federal, state, private, or institutional sources of aid
6. The student
 
Refund calculation forms are available in the financial aid office upon request.


 
Collection Agency

If the student leaves the School of Nursing and there is an unpaid balance due, the School will invoice the student.  The School will send three (3) notices informing the student that if the bill remains unpaid, it will be sent to a collection agency.  If the balance due continues to be unpaid and the Financial Coordinator has not been contacted to make arrangements for payment, the balance due will be turned over for collection by the Hospital's Collection Agent.

The School reserves the right to distribute the name, address, and enrollment information of the former student to the collection agency.

Red Flag Rule
Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing will comply with Policy B-41, ARR-64 policies of Jameson Memorial Hospital in regard to the Identity Theft Program.
 
Voter Registration

According to the Motor Voter Act, schools are required to make a good faith effort to distribute a voter registration form to each enrolled student who is physically in attendance at Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

This is a requirement for years when a State's governor or other chief executive is up for election or when federal offices have elections.

 
Constitution Day
Effective with the 2005-2006 academic year, the 108th Congress passed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005”.  This act states that postsecondary institutions that participate in Title IV programs must comply with a new Congressional requirement that an educational program on the U.S. Constitution be held annually on September 17th.   Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing will comply with the Department’s guidance in regard to format, length, or content of this required program.