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Financial Aid Information

The table below outlines the requirements in applying for financial aid. 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 Student Financial Services:

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

Complete a Free
Application for
Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA)
      

Nursing
RadTech

Complete your FAFSA as early as possible. Priority deadline is April 30. 
Federal School Code: 006537

2

Complete a PA
State Grant
Application

Nursing

Completed after submission of the FAFSA. Deadline for "first-time applicants" is August 1.

3

Complete a Master
Promissory Note

Nursing
RadTech

This is your application and "promise to repay" for federal student loans. This must be completed if you are interested in borrowing federal student loans. 

4

Complete Direct
Loan Entrance
Counseling

Nursing
RadTech

As a requirement of the Department of Education-- if you plan on borrowing federal student loans-- Direct Loan Entrance Counseling must be completed before those loans can be disbursed. 

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 Student Financial Services.


Additional Details

Item #1 – 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 2021-2022 is $6,495.00   https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

HELPFUL TIPS FOR FAFSA COMPLETION:

Question 29: Student's Grade Level in College in 2021-2022

  • 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 2019 Tax information for the 2021-2022 FAFSA

Federal School Code-- this number will be used when making your School Selection:

  • Nursing: 006537
  • Radiologic Technology: 006537

Item #2 – PA State Grant Application (School of Nursing Only)

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 #3 – Master Promissory Note (MPN) Loan Agreement

The Master Promissory Note is the application and loan agreement for the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans. The MPN should be completed with the entrance counseling at https://studentaid.gov/h/complete-aid-process. 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

Maximum Award for 1st Year

1st Year Dependent Student

$3,500

$2,000

$5,500

1st Year Independent Student

$3,500

$6,000

$9,500

Item #4 – 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 https://studentaid.gov/h/complete-aid-process. This counseling session is informational only so any numbers and amounts used are not actual.