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2020-2021 College CatalogLast Updated "Financial Aid" on October 9, 2020

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences assists students and parents to successfully navigate the financial aid process from beginning to end. Financial aid is intended to assist students who otherwise would be unable to finance their education. All financial aid in the form of federal loans and grants is administered by the Financial Aid Office under the policies established by the Federal and State governmental guidelines. Eligibility is based on the demonstrated financial need of the student and/or the student’s family and on registered credit hours. Please refer to the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures for additional information.

Student Grade Level

Students attending the College will be classified by grade level based upon the number of credit hours earned. Transfer credit hours that have been officially accepted by the College will be counted towards a student’s earned hours when determining grade level.

Grade Level Classification:

Freshman Level: 1-30 credit hours earned

Sophomore Level: 31-60 credit hours earned

Junior Level: 61-90 credit hours earned

Senior Level: 91-120 credit hours earned

SPECIAL NOTE: Eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid will be determined in part by total credit hours earned by the student.

Disbursements and Refunds

Financial aid is first applied to all outstanding balances owed to the College by the student for each semester. Financial aid funds are applied each semester after the 100% refund period of the semester. The amount of the award applied to tuition costs is determined in part by the amount of registered credit hours for each student in each semester. Student loan proceeds will not be received and disbursed by the College until the student has electronically signed their Master Promissory Note (MPN) and has met all other eligibility requirements.

If financial aid funds are more than enough to cover all outstanding balances owed to the College for the semester then a student may be eligible for a refund of student financial aid funds. Refund checks will be processed on a weekly basis after financial aid funds have been fully disbursed and the student has met all eligibility requirements. Eligible student refund checks will be mailed directly to the student at the address on file with the College, no exceptions.

Any changes to a student’s registered hours in a semester or financial aid record can delay the disbursement of funds and the processing and/or receipt of student refunds. In the event a student receives a refund of financial aid funds and subsequently becomes ineligible for the refund, the student is responsible for repaying the College for the amount they are no longer eligible to receive.

Financial Aid Book Voucher Process

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (TCCNHS) together with Joseph-Beth Booksellers have developed the following guidelines and procedures for students who wish to use their anticipated financial aid refund to purchase required and recommended books and supplies. Eligible students may only receive a book voucher at the Financial Aid Office.

Book Voucher Eligibility

To be eligible for a TCCNHS Book Voucher, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a valid FAFSA on file with TCCNHS
  2. Have completed verification process with the financial aid office if applicable.
  3. Have signed a master promissory note (MPN) for Direct Student Loans if applicable.
  4. Have a completed financial aid file.
  5. Be in good standing of Academic and Financial Aid SAP policies.
  6. Have registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  7. Have financial aid in excess of tuition charges for the semester.
  8. Have no outstanding balances owed to the College for the current or previous semesters.

Book Voucher Guidelines

  1. Only one book voucher per student.
  2. Book vouchers are only available for fall, spring and summer semesters.
  3. Book vouchers expire at close of business on the final day of the 100% refund period.
  4. No book vouchers will be given after the final day of the 100% refund period.
  5. Can receive up to $1000 in a book voucher depending on individual eligibility. A minimum of $100 must be available in a pending refund to process a book voucher.
  6. Students are not permitted to purchase books or supplies for other students.
  7. Only required or recommended books and supplies for the currently enrolled semester will be permitted.
  8. Book vouchers must be used at the Joseph-Beth at Christ Hospital store only to purchase required or recommended books and supplies.
  9. At time of purchase, student must show Joseph-Beth Booksellers your College ID badge or photo ID.
  10. Only the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid or approved college designee are authorized to sign the TCCNHS Book Voucher Form.

Book Voucher Process

  1. Book Voucher Forms are available at the Financial Aid Office beginning one week prior to the start of the semester or at designated dates as determined by TCCNHS in conjunction with Joseph-Beth.
  2. Book voucher requests will not be processed by email or phone. Requests must be made in person at the Financial Aid Office.
  3. A book and supplies fee will be charged to the student account for the amount invoiced by Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
  4. The completed book voucher should be considered as cash and if a student misplaces the voucher or loses the voucher, another voucher will not be issued.
  5. For your first purchase at Joseph-Beth at the Christ Hospital store, you will be required to give them your Financial Aid voucher. They will set up an account in your name and in return, provide you with a Special Payment Card with the allotted financial aid loaded on the card. Each time you purchase, you will need to pay with this card. This is considered cash and if a student misplaces the Payment Card, another voucher will not be issued.
  6. The Joseph-Beth Payment Card can only be used at Joseph-Beth at Christ Hospital and the student must present their College ID or photo ID at the time of purchase.
  7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers will reconcile with TCCNHS approximately 30 days after the start of the semesters. Approved book vouchers will expire the day after the 100% tuition refund schedule of the College.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights:

  • You have a right to know the name of a school’s accrediting organization.
  • You have a right to know about a school’s program; it’s instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities and its faculty.
  • You have a right to know what the cost is of attending and what the school’s policy is on refunds to students who withdraw from the College.
  • You have the right to know what financial aid programs are available at your school.
  • You have the right to know the deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
  • You have the right to know how financial aid will be distributed, how decisions on that distribution are made, and the basis for these decisions.
  • You have the right to know how your financial need was determined. This includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in your budget.
  • You have the right to know what resources (parental contribution, other financial aid, your assets) were considered in the calculation of your need.
  • You have the right to know how much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met.
  • You have the right to request an explanation of the various programs in your student aid package.
  • You have the right to know what portion of the financial aid you received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is on a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is on the loan, the total amount that must be repaid, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment is to begin.
  • You have the right to know how the school determines whether you are making satisfactory progress and what happens if you are not satisfactorily completing the requirements.

Student Responsibilities:

  • When you sign a promissory note, you are agreeing to repay according to the terms of the note. This note is a legally binding document. This commitment to repay means that, except in cases of cancellation, you will have to pay back the loan–even if you do not complete your education, are not able to get a job after you complete the program, you are dissatisfied with, or do not receive, the educational or other services you purchased from your school.
  • You must make payment on your loan even if you do not receive a bill. Billing statements (or coupon books) are sent, as a convenience to the borrower, but not receiving them does not relieve you of your obligation to make payments.
  • You must attend an exit interview if you accepted any loans and leave school before graduation.