The School of Nursing operates on a semester system. Each semester is 18 weeks. The academic year begins mid-August and ends mid-May.
The primary goal of the financial aid office is to help students achieve their educational goals through financial support and resources. It is the goal of the Office of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid to assist students to keep financial obligations at a minimum during their educational experience. Through federal and state resources, work study, and loans, the school provides award packages which contain both gift and self help forms of assistance. Priority consideration for funding is given to the students who meet established deadlines for submission of aid forms. The financial aid package process ensures effective use of funds available and provides fair and equitable treatment of all applicants.
94.3% of the students enrolled at Graham Hospital School of Nursing during the 2017-18 academic year received some form of financial assistance either through federal and state grants, loans, or scholarships.
During the 2017-18 academic year a total of $466,642 was awarded in federal and state financial aid, student loans, and miscellaneous institutional/outside scholarships.
The Coordinator of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid administers the financial aid program, and assists students with information and counseling. All students are encouraged to file for financial aid.
To be eligible for financial assistance, a student must meet the following criteria:
The following sources of aid are available:
Programs are outlined in more detail in the Financial Aid Handbook.
Eligibility to receive need-based aid is based on a difference between what the parent or spouse and student are expected to contribute toward an education at Graham Hospital School of Nursing and the cost of education. The family contribution is determined by a federally required formula that weighs factors such as income, assets, debts, family size, number in college, and recognized family expenses.
Awards are based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who request financial aid to attend Graham Hospital School of Nursing must list Graham Hospital School of Nursing’s federal code number 008938 on their FAFSA.
Listed below are the steps involved in the application procedure:
Nursing Courses *
Entering Freshman and Junior Classes
$500 per credit hour*
$490.50 per credit hour*
|General Education Courses||$165 per credit hour|
|Science Courses||$185 per credit hour|
|On-line Courses||$191 per credit hour|
|Activity Fee||$200 per semester|
|Technology Fees/Testing Fee||$335 per semester|
|Graduation Fee (Seniors Only)||$290 spring semester|
|Single Room||$1,210 per semester|
|Double Room||$891 per semester|
|Housing Deposit||$50 fall semester|
|Estimated Nursing Books|
|Freshman Level||$800 per semester|
$70 fall semester
$500 spring semester
|Senior Level||$500 spring semester|
*Students who enter Graham Hospital School of Nursing are guaranteed the same tuition rate for three continuous academic years. Nursing courses are 7 to 10 credits per semester. SRC courses are 3 to 10 credits per semester, depending on the curriculum plan level and any prior courses completed. SRC tuition will change according to SRC rates each year.
**Meal expense is not included in the above figures. Meals are available at a discount from the hospital cafeteria.
Upon receipt of final acceptance, all entering students are required to pay a non-refundable $75.00 enrollment deposit to insure a place in the entering class.
Tuition at Graham Hospital School of Nursing is comparable to other hospital-based diploma programs. The coordinator of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid maintains catalogs from other schools, which include tuition and fees.
Approximately four weeks after the start of each semester, two copies of the billing form are provided for each student. Upon receipt of the two copies of the billing form the student is to:
All student aid including loans is applied directly to the student account. If a balance remains, students may utilize a payment plan to pay the balance. The payment plan will allow students to make three equal monthly installments due no later than the 1st of the month. Fall semester payments are due October, November, and December. Spring semester payments are due March, April, and May. Payments not received by the due date will be assessed a $25 fee. The payments should be paid to the cashier in the Business Office on the main floor of the hospital. If the billing reflects a credit due, students will receive their credit check from the Financial Aid Office.
Students will not be furnished an official report of grades or a transcript of credit, receive a diploma, or be permitted to register for another semester until all financial obligations to the school are paid.
Students who withdraw from or fail the program with tuition amounts outstanding will immediately owe the balance of tuition plus interest. The interest will accrue on the unpaid portion of the tuition at the rate of 10% from the date of withdrawal.
Students are responsible for the purchase of a white uniform, white nursing shoes, white lab coat, official school navy polo shirt, khaki-colored pants, and student patches. Students may purchase their uniform at any uniform or medical supply store. Please see Student Handbook for dress code.
Graham Hospital School of Nursing books and supplies may be purchased through the Graham Hospital School of Nursing. Fees for books and supplies can be added to the student’s billing with their permission. In the case of withdrawal from Graham Hospital School of Nursing, books and supplies are considered an institutional charge and will be refunded according to the Refund Policy listed in the School Catalog and Financial Aid Handbook. All incoming transfer students receive a complete set of textbooks for the current semester plus a complete set of previous course texts, purchased through the library, when they enter the program.