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Financial Aid Information

The table below outlines the financial aid requirements. Please read carefully including additional details below. In order to prevent delays in the disbursement of financial aid, please complete all the requirements outlined below.

If you have questions regarding completion of the items on this page, please contact:

Laura Roberts
Financial Aid Administrator
Office: (814) 534-9890
Fax: (814) 534-5270
lroberts@conemaugh.org

Sarah Moore
Financial Aid Administrator
Office: (814) 534-3402
Fax: (814) 534-5270
samoore@conemaugh.org

 

Click on the links in the “Action” column to be directed to the associated form/application.

Item #

Action

Programs

Timeframe

1

Financial Aid
Preliminary
Information Form

EMS
Histotechnology
MedLab
Nursing
RadTech
SurgTech

Completed forms should be
returned to CMMC as soon as possible.

2

Complete a Free
Application for
Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA)

Nursing
RadTech

The FAFSA can be completed
as early as possible, but
should be completed by April 30.
Federal School Code: 006537

3

Complete a PA
State Grant
Application

Nursing

Should be completed at same
time as FAFSA, but should be
completed by April 30.

4

Complete a Master
Promissory Note

Nursing
RadTech

Should be completed when
submitting the FAFSA.

5

Complete Direct
Loan Entrance
Counseling

Nursing
RadTech

Should be completed when
submitting the FAFSA.

More information about the available financial aid programs can be found here. Please review the eligibility requirements for each program type. If you have questions, please contact the financial aid office.


Additional Details

Item #1 – Financial Aid Preliminary Information Form

Students in all programs are required to complete a Financial Aid Preliminary Information Form. The “Financial Aid Release” allows the financial aid administrators to discuss your account with anyone listed; otherwise, your financial aid will only be discussed with you.


Item #2 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process and is used to apply for student financial aid such as grants, loans, and scholarships. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is determined by the FAFSA and the maximum award for 2017-2018 is $5,920.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR FAFSA COMPLETION:

Question 29: Student's Grade Level in College in 2018-2019

  • First Year Conemaugh Students: please select Never Attended/1st Year or Attended College Before/1st Year

Question 30: Type of Degree / Certificate

  • Nursing Students please select Certificate/Diploma(occupational/technical/education program of at least 2 years)
  • Rad Tech Students please select Associate Degree

Reminder-- You will use your 2016 Tax information for the 2018-2019 FAFSA

Federal School Code:

  • Nursing: 006537
  • Radiologic Technology: 006537

Item #3 – PA State Grant Application

The PA State Grant Form can be completed with the FAFSA by clicking the link that reads “Optional Feature – Start your state application – Click here if you want to apply for Pennsylvania state-based financial aid” on your FAFSA confirmation page. Otherwise you must allow 48 hours after FAFSA completion before completing a PHEAA state grant application on www.pheaa.org.


Item #4 – Master Promissory Note (MPN)

The Master Promissory Note is the application for the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans. The MPN should be completed with the entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Please select CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER. An MPN must be completed to be eligible for a Federal Direct Student Loan.

Maximum Federal Direct Loan Eligibility

Subsidized Loan

Unsubsidized Loan

1st Year Dependent

$3,500

$2,000

1st Year Independent

$3,500

$6,000


Item #5 – Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is required in order to borrow a student loan and should be completed along with the Master Promissory Note on www.studentloans.gov.

We recommend completing items #4 and #5 as soon as possible.  These do not obligate you to borrow federal student loans; however, having them on file expedites the process if you choose to borrow these loans.