The School of Nursing operates on a semester system. Each semester is 16 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.
100% of the students enrolled at Graham Hospital School of Nursing during the 2019-20 academic year received some form of financial assistance.
During the 2019-20 academic year a total of $450,462 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.
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||$195 per credit hour|
|Spoon River College Courses:|
|General Education Courses||$170 per credit hour|
|Science Courses||$190 per credit hour|
|Online Courses||$196 per credit hour|
|Activity Fee||$200 per semester|
|Printing Fee||$75 per semester|
|Technology/Testing Fee||$ 335 per semester|
|Simulation Lab Fees||$57 for NUR 110
$25 for NUR 111
$49 for NUR 210
$28 for NUR 310
|Graduation Fee – Seniors||$290 spring semester|
|Nursing Books (estimated)|
|Freshman Level||$800 per semester|
$57 fall semester
$508 spring semester
|Senior Level||$311 spring semester|
|Equipment (Freshman/Transfer)||$135 fall semester|
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.
Upon receipt of final acceptance, all entering students are required to pay a non-refundable $75.00 enrollment deposit to ensure a place in the entering class.
Tuition at Graham Hospital School of Nursing is comparable to other hospital-based diploma programs.
*Simulation Lab fees are charged for NUR 110 ($57), NUR 111 ($25), NUR 210 ($49) and NUR 310 ($28). Seniors also incur a $290 Graduation fee (Spring only).
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 white school polo shirt with the GHSON logo, navy scrub pants, and school patches. Students may purchase their uniforms 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.