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

Financial aid is offered to qualified students accepted for admission to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing and submits the required financial aid documents.The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing provides each student equal access to financial assistance.  Please note the Department of Education has made changes to Federal Pell Grant limits, adjusted the interest rate and origination fees for the Direct Loan program and set limits to Direct Subsidized loans for first time borrowers. Students will be required to enter their FSA User ID and password to access information on Studentaid.gov.

Code of Conduct for Financial Aid

AMH Dixon School of Nursing financial aid staff are members of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The DSON code of conduct is published within the student Financial Aid handbook, in The Steeple, in compliance with the regulations for conflict of interest.

The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of nursing participates in the following grant and student loan programs and administers these programs in accordance with state and federal regulations:

Sources of Financial Aid

Depending on his/her individual situation, students may be eligible for multiple sources of financial aid. Students should reference their “Steeple” for detailed information in regards to financial aid programs available at DSON listed in the the Student Financial Aid appendix.  Recent changes to Federal financial  aid programs may impact your eligibility to receive certain types of financial aid.  The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds that you may receive over your lifetime is limited by a new federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding.  Since the maximum amount of Pell grant funding you can receive in a year is equal to 100%, the six year equivalent is 600%.   There is also a limit on the maximun period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized loans.  In general, you may not receive Direct Subsidized loans for more than 150% of the published length of any program of study.  The published length of any program of study is in a school’ s catalog or on their website.  If you lose eligibility for Direct Subsidized loans, you will be responsible for interest that accrues on your Direct Unsubsidized loans for the period when you meet the 150% limit. You can check your Pell grant and Federal Stafford loans history at www.nslds.ed.gov. Visit our Sources of Financial Aid page to learn more.


In addition, students are encouraged to apply for private and community scholarships. Visit our scholarships page for details.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA Background information.
Please see our policy in the student handbook, The Steeple. For the latest copy of The Steeple, visit our HEA Consumer Information page.