Tuition is determined annually based on the operational cost of the Practical Nursing program and on state reimbursement and guidelines. The Commonwealth presently contributes a pre-determined portion of each student's tuition. Tuition for the full-time 2016-2017 Program is $12,570. Tuition for the part-time 2016-2018 Program is $12,730. We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Full-time and 2016-2018 Part-time programs school year. There is an additional estimated cost for books, uniforms, shoes, liability and accident insurance, graduation costs and other miscellaneous expenses associated with the program. The cost for subsequent school years may be obtained by contacting the school.
The full-time program of study consists of a full program year divided into three (3) payment periods. Each payment period is approximately 1/3 of the scheduled program year. The part-time program of study consists of two program years divided into (3) payment periods. Full tuition payment for each payment period is due before two weeks prior to the first day of class for that payment period. If desired, students may prepay for the entire school year prior to beginning Fall term. Tuition is adjusted accordingly for half-time and advanced placement students.
Students with delinquent accounts over 10 days are subject to suspension from school until the account is paid. The school reserves the right to withhold transcripts and services to any current or former students with an unpaid financial obligation.
Financial assistance is accepted for tuition payment upon receipt of appropriate written notification of such approval. This must be submitted to the school according to the payment of schedule.
Refunds are based on payment period costs and are calculated on a pro-rata basis. One hundred percent (100%) of tuition will be refunded, if a student withdraws prior to the first day of class. After classes begin, refunds will be pro-rata. Tuition amount retained is rounded up to the nearest 10% of completed hours. After greater than 60% of the payment period is completed, no refund is given.
The student should officially terminate or withdraw from the program in writing. Upon withdraw/termination, any refund due will be calculated according to the last day of attendance.
All refunds will be made within thirty days of withdrawal termination. If a refund is due a student under the institution's refund policy and the student has received Title IV aid as a part of the student's aid package, the refund will be distributed is a specified order of priority.
Refunds will be first made to the lender of a Title IV Loan to reduce the loan principal. Second, if applicable, the refund will be applied to reduce Title IV grant amounts received. Third, if applicable, the refund will be made to the sponsoring agency, student or parents.
To assist students in meeting the financial requirements of the Practical Nursing program, a variety of resources are available. It is imperative that processing for all funding sources be initiated at least two months prior to the start of class in order to secure funding sources be initiated at least 2 months prior to the start or class in order to secure funding prior to due dates.
Grant assistance is awarded to undergraduates based on financial need.
WIA/S.P.O.C.(Workforce Investment Act) Financial assistance to student
who qualify, based on financial need and/or employment criteria. This funding is
subject to change annually.
Federally subsidized, low-interest loans to students who demonstrate financial need.
Unsubsidized loans may be obtained if need is not demonstrated.
NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE BENEFITS
For more information contact the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs or your Reserve Unit.
Funding through the Trade Act, provided to dislocated workers who have lost factory
employment due to foreign competition.
Educational assistance to veterans or dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. Please go to www.gibill.va.gov for more information.
Funding for qualified students possessing certain disabilities.
Other funding sources periodically become available to select groups of individuals such as displaces homemakers, single parents, non-traditional students, G.E.D. recipients, and members of certain organizations. For further information on any of these funding sources listed, contact the financial aid administrator in the Practical Nursing Department.
Satisfactory Progress: In order to maintain Title IV assistance (grants and loans), a student must maintain regular attendance and make satisfactory progress, as previously described under "academic policies." Failure to do so will result in termination of financial assistance.
Verification: Students who apply for PELL grants and/or Stafford loans may need to complete a verification process as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education. Verification requires documentation (submitted to the school) to check the accuracy of the information provided on financial aid applications. Please see the Financial Aid Information Sheet for additional information on verification.
The G.A.C.T.C graduating classes presently experience a 95-100% employment rate within three months of following graduation and a 92-100% first-time success rate on the National Licensure examination. Further information can be obtained by calling the Practical Nursing Department at 814-946-8490.