Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does it cost to attend St. Elizabeth College of Nursing?
  2. I am interested in the SUNYIT/SECON 1+2+1 Program. How is the tuition charged?
  3. What if the financial aid that I accept is greater than the charges on my bill?
  4. How do I apply for Financial Aid?
  5. I have an advanced degree; will I be eligible for Financial Aid?
  6. If I receive unanticipated aid during the year, will my financial aid be affected?
  7. Can my financial aid be cancelled?
  8. I am an out-of-state resident, how is my tuition calculated?
  9. How is financial aid applied to my account?
  10. How often do I apply for financial aid?

What does it cost to attend St. Elizabeth College of Nursing?

The estimated cost for the full program is $29,600.00. Non-nursing courses successfully completed prior to enrollment will result in lower tuition cost. You can expect to pay $400.00 per credit hour for all nursing courses taken at the College. The cost for completion of remaining general education and science courses is based on current cost per credit hour at the designated college. The Enrollment Manager/Financial Aid Director will assist you in determining actual costs. Note: Tuition cost is current as of this date and is subject to change.

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I am interested in the SUNYIT/SECON 1+2+1 Program. How is the tuition charged?

Students accepted into the program will be charged the current SUNYIT tuition for years 1 and 4. In years 2 and 3, the student is fully matriculated at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing and, therefore, charged the current St. Elizabeth College of Nursing tuition rate for all nursing courses. During this time, additional general education and/or sciences courses taken will be charged the SUNYIT tuition rate. All financial aid/billing is done through SUNYIT in years 1 and 4 and St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in years 2 and 3.

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What if the financial aid that I accept is greater than the charges on my bill?

Aid in excess of your bill will be refunded to you once the funds are received from the federal or state government. Refund checks are generally available 30 days after the start of classes each semester. Students should come prepared to meet their living expenses prior to issuance of refund checks.

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How do I apply for Financial Aid?

After January 1, you may file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Our school code is: 006461. Results will be sent to our Enrollment Manager/Financial Aid Director who will meet with accepted students to determine financial aid awards. All FAFSA information must be verified before the College can disburse aid.

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I have an advanced degree; will I be eligible for Financial Aid?

Students who have a BS degree or higher, will no longer be eligible for a federal PELL grant regardless of income. Limits on New York State TAP and outstanding federal student loans will be reviewed at the time you meet with the Enrollment Manager/Financial Aid Director.

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If I receive unanticipated aid during the year, will my financial aid be affected?

By law, financial aid and the estimated family contribution (EFC) are not permitted to exceed cost of attendance of the program. Therefore, we are required to adjust your total aid to keep it in balance with your estimated expenses. You are required to let us know of any additional scholarships, grants, or loans not shown on the award letter.

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Can my financial aid be cancelled?

All federal financial aid will be cancelled if a student is currently in default on an educational loan, owes a refund on a federal grant, has borrowed in excess of set loan limits, or fails to meet the academic eligibility requirements.

The availability of funding is tentative at the time awards are made. The College may change or cancel any awards offered if the anticipated federal and/or state funding changes.

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I am an out-of-state resident, how is my tuition calculated?

The College charges the same tuition rate for all nursing courses, whether you are in state or out-of-state. However; general education and science courses, which are taken locally at another college, will be charged double tuition. If cost is a factor, you may consider completing all of the general education and science courses required within our curriculum in the state you reside.

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How is financial aid applied to my account?

Financial Aid is generally divided between semesters as shown on your award letter. You will receive credit on your account for scholarships, loans and grants for which we have received actual award notices thus reducing the amount you are required to pay. When the funds are received they will be used to pay your tuition, fees, and, if applicable, any room and board charges.

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How often do I apply for financial aid?

In order to receive financial aid, you must apply each academic year at www.fafsa.gov starting after January 1st of the school term.

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