The following provides an estimated cost of education. Not all of these costs are paid directly to the Practical Nursing Program, but are intended to reflect the actual costs to the students for attendance. Costs are subject to change at any time.
Tuition In State…….$8,435.00
Tuition Out of State…….$10,435.00
****Out of state students are not included in the State reimbursement for Pennsylvania residents. They are responsible for the additional cost.
Uniforms – 200.00
Lab Coats -35.00
Student Name Badge – 15.00
Watch – 35.00
ATI Resources/Pulse – 810.00
Lab Supplies – 297.00
EHR – 100.00
Nurses Kit – 165.00
Clip Board/Reference – 30.00
Exam Soft – 60.00
STAT NCLEX Review – 150.00
Kaplan Review – 340.00
Professional Liability Insurance
FBI – Act 73
State Board Photo
NCLEX – PN Testing Fee
PA – Licensure Fee
PA – Temporary Practice Permit
PA Residency Students Cost of Attendance
Out of State Cost of Attendance
Financial Aid is available to qualified students enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid. Your FAFSA can be filed online by clicking here or going to www.fafsa.ed.gov . We have staff available to help you with the process.
The basic requirements to receive federal student aid include:
- Completion of the FAFSA
- Enrollment in an approved course of study
- Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Be registered with the Selective Service if required
- Make satisfactory academic progress
- Not be in default on a Title IV loan
- Not owe a refund on a Title IV grant
- Sign a statement on the FAFSA that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
The Higher Education Act of 1965 suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, go here and click on “Before Beginning a FAFSA” in the left column, then click on “Drug Worksheet” to find out how this law applies to you. You can also call 1-800-433-3243 to request the worksheet.
For more information on eligibility, go here.
The U.S. Department of Education will send you an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) within a few days of completion of the FAFSA. Review your SAR and, if necessary, make changes or corrections following the instructions in your SAR. Your complete, correct SAR will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – the number used to determine your financial need.
Types of federal student aid available to qualified students who complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility include:
Federal Pell Grant: Federal Pell grants usually are awarded only to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. The Pell grant is financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund.
For more information on Pell grants, go here.
Direct Subsidized Loans: for undergraduate students; the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while the student borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods. The student must be attending at least half-time and have financial need. The interest rate for new loans made on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2018 is 3.76%. The loan must be repaid with interest.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans: for undergraduate and graduate students. The student borrower is responsible for all interest. The student must be attending at least half-time and financial need is not required. The interest rate for new loans made on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2018 is 3.76% (undergraduates) and 6.21% (graduate or professional students).
There is a 1.069% origination fee on all Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. The loan fee will be proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement.
The Practical Nursing Program also participates with the Workforce Investment Act through Career Link, TRA, GI Bill®, and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation for students who qualify. Eligible students should apply to those organizations.
Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides funding to partially offset the operating costs of occupational training, including that provided in practical nursing programs in Pennsylvania. Their attempt is to encourage occupational training for youth and adults while allowing programs to maintain lower student tuition costs.
For the 2018-19 award year, you can complete the FAFSA between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Interested applicants should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to determine the amount of aid available to cover tuition and fees. Please call 724-437-2721 ext. 161 to request an appointment with our Financial Aid Consultant for assistance in completing the FAFSA and discussing your student aid options.
Official withdrawal must be made in writing. Non-attendance, notification to an instructor, or telephone calls to the office DO NOT constitute official withdrawal.
If a student withdraws from the Fayette County Career &Technical Institute Practical Nursing program, the student must be aware that it may affect the amount of financial aid they are entitled to receive. The withdrawal date is defined as the last day a student attended class, clinical experience, or the date of the withdrawal letter. The number of hours from the first day of class to the withdrawal date is the number of hours completed.
In accordance with federal regulations, those students who received federal financial aid and who withdraw will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percent of the term completed prior to withdrawal. That is, students will be entitled to retain the same percent of the federal financial aid received as the percent of the term completed. This percent is calculated using the Federal Funds worksheet.
# of hours completed / # of hours in the term = % of aid earned
100% – % of aid earned = % of funds to be returned
Student fees and costs for expendable items are not refundable. Please note that students who receive a refund of financial aid for educational expenses prior to withdrawing from Fayette County CTI, LPN program, may owe a repayment of those funds. Students will be contacted in such situations and will be given 30 days to repay those funds to Fayette County CTI, LPN program. Students who fail to return the unearned portion of federal aid funds given to them, will become ineligible for continued receipt of any future financial aid until such time as the repayment is made. The unearned Title IV funds will be returned to the appropriate financial aid programs in the following order:
- Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
- Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
- Federal PLUS Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Other Federal Student Financial Assistance
No refund of $25.00 or less will be made. If a student would like to see a Return of Federal Funds Worksheet, they may request one from the LPN Director.
If a student withdraws from the Fayette County CTI, LPN Program, he/she will be reviewed for a refund of tuition paid in excess.
Official withdrawal must be made in writing, signed by the student, and submitted to the Director. Non-attendance, notification to an instructor or phone calls to the office DO NOT constitute an official withdrawal.
Students withdrawing from the program prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund of all payments received except for non-refundable fees and costs.
If withdrawal occurs after the start of the program, the student will receive refunds according to the following scale. This scale is based on the hours completed by the student prior to their official withdrawal.
Upon entry of Level I, if a student deems it fit to withdraw after five (5) days of attendance in the program, said student will be responsible for Level I tuition, fees and supplies. If, however, a student withdraws before the five (5) day period, said student will not be responsible for Level I tuition, fees and supplies.
For each successive Level afterward, once said Level is started, student is responsible for tuition, fees and supplies.
Student fees and costs for expendable items are not refundable. No refunds of $25.00 or less will be made.
Class size is limited and students may be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. If all seats are filled in one class, the applicants will be held over for the next available class.