Financial Aid Process

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing’s Financial Aid Process

Students of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing will be mailed the financial aid packet to their permanent address. The 2016-17 DSON Financial Aid Application will include specific directions and forms that must be submitted to be considered for financial aid.

The Financial Aid Office will notify students when their financial aid files are incomplete. Failure to comply with request for information could result in loss of a financial aid award. Please note that students with a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell grant or a Pennsylvania state grant. Students with prior baccalaureate degrees are eligible for the DL Stafford loans and could qualify for the Abington Memorial Hospital Women’s Board Scholarship.

For 2016-17, Direct Stafford interest rate is fixed at 3.76%  and Plus Loan interest rate is 6.31%.  The  loan origination fee is 1.068% for DL Stafford Loans  and 4.272% for Parent Plus loans.  The fee is deducted by the Department of Education when the funds are disbursed to the school.

Financial Aid Application

Requirements for Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Financial Aid

  • Submit the 2016-17 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen, have a valid Social Security Number, not be in default of any Title IV funds, have a high school diploma or GED or meet state law requirements for a high school certificate. To learn about creating an FSA ID, download this flyer.
  • Complete the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Women’s Board Scholarship Application.
  • If you wish to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling session at www.studentloans.gov.
  • Submit the 2016-17 Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing DL Stafford Loan Request Form. Students must meet the Federal eligibility requirements set forth by the Department of Education.

Financial Aid Award Notification

Students who have submitted all of the necessary financial aid documents will receive an estimated Financial Aid Award Letter, which is a notification of their offer for financial assistance for which they qualify. The Financial Aid award letter is mailed to the student’s permanent address in May or June prior to the start of the fall semester. Students who receive additional financial aid assistance from an outside source, such as employer reimbursement, are required to inform the Office of Financial Assistance.

The Financial Aid Award letter will show the federal and state grants that a student is eligible to receive for the 3 academic terms. The Award letter will also show the DL Stafford loan, if the student completed the Master Promissory Note, entrance counseling and the DL loan request form.

Financial aid is disbursed after the start of class for each term. A student’s financial aid file must be complete in order to have their financial aid credited to their tuition account. However, estimated financial aid can be deducted from Tuition and Fees. The financial aid will appear on the students account statement or tuition bill as a credit, which will reduce the amount the student owes.

Crediting Financial Aid to Students Account

Each term the student’s estimated financial aid which includes grants, scholarships and loans will be deducted from the specific terms tuition and fees. The student will receive a bill or account statement for the term. Payments for the balance owed can be paid by check or money order made payable to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing. Students can pay by credit card at the cashier’s office in the Shorday Lobby of Abington Memorial Hospital or calling 215-481-2269.

Tuition Refund Policy

Full tuition payments are refundable to the student prior to the first day of class. Institutional fees are non refundable.

If a student begins a term and then withdraws at any time, regardless of the reason, a tuition refund will be processed according to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Handbook (the Steeple) under Refund Policy and Procedures. A student leaving the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing program for any reason is requested to submit a letter to the Director of Nursing Education Chair. A student will be considered to have withdrawn if he/she does not complete all the days.

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing does comply with the required return of funds calculation for Title IV funds as set forth in the Federal Regulations.