Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am interested in the SUNY Poly/SECON 1+2+1 Program. How is the tuition charged?
  2. What does it cost to attend St. Elizabeth College of Nursing?
  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 scholarships and/or awards 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?

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

Students accepted into the program will be charged the current SUNY Poly 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 SUNY Poly tuition rate. All financial aid/billing is done through SUNY Poly in years 1 and 4 and St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in years 2 and 3.

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

The estimated cost for the full program is $31,650.00. Non-nursing courses successfully completed prior to enrollment will result in lower tuition cost. To view current rates, visit the Tuition and Fees page.
Note: The College of Nursing reserves the right to change policies and revise costs as deemed necessary without prior notice.

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

Financial aid in excess of your semester costs will be refunded to you once the funds are received from the federal and/or state governments. Refund checks are generally available at the end of September for the fall semester and the end of February for the spring 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 electronically to our financial aid office. Once all of the FAFSA information is verified, students will be sent an official award letter.

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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. There may be limits on New York State TAP and/or Federal Student Loans. Contact the financial aid office at (315) 801-8206 for more information or clarification.

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If I receive unanticipated scholarships and/or awards 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 required general education and science courses in your home state prior to attending St. Elizabeth.

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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/or grants for which we have received actual award notices thus reducing the amount you are required to pay.

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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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