• Types of financial aid

    Federal student loans and federal Pell Grants are available to eligible students entering the LPN Center. Additional funding sources for those who qualify may include the Trade Readjustment Act, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Board, and Veterans Education Benefits. 

    Application procedure

    To apply for federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.studentaid.gov.  If applicable, you may need to supply a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript and other supplemental information.


    To be eligible for federal loans and Pell grants, you must meet minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress. This means that a student must pass all courses with an 80% or better and perform satisfactorily in the clinical area. Clinical hours are graded on the basis of satisfactory and unsatisfactory. Students placed on probation for grades or unsatisfactory clinical performances are notified that improvements must be evidenced for continuation of financial aid.

    If, at the end of the level, a student fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress, the student will not be eligible to receive any additional financial aid until the deficiency is made up. Students can reestablish eligibility for financial aid by successfully completing all hours not previously completed with the required grade of 80% or higher. There is no readmission for clinical failure.

    To be eligible for federal loans, you must be enrolled in at least half-time study. Students enrolled in the one-year program, taking only nursing courses, are eligible for federal loans.

    Full-time students have a maximum of 64 weeks to complete the program. All students are expected to comply with this policy; no appeals are accepted.

    To be eligible for federal loans, you must be enrolled in at least half-time study. 

    Academic year

    An academic year at the LPN Career Center is 900 clock hours. The length of the program is 1,536 clock hours.

    Excess student financial aid funds

    All excess student financial aid funds will be refunded to you within 14 days of the date the balance occurs on your account.


    Refunds are made according to the Center's refund policy, included in the Student Handbook.


    Changes to Your Family's Financial Situation

    If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.


    All financial aid funds are to be used for payment of tuition, books, supplies, fees and other costs incurred by attending the LPN Center.  For more information contact the Administrative Specialist, Jean Moll, (570)768-4960 ext. 2902 or jmoll@csiu.org.

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