The UPMC Schools of Nursing participate in grant and loan programs in accordance with rules, regulations and financial aid policies as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education (Federal), the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (State) and the Ohio Higher Education Department (State). All grants and loans, as a result, are based primarily on financial need.
Financial need is defined as the difference between the amount of money a student (and parents or spouse) can provide for the education program and the actual expense of the education. Every student and his/her family are, therefore, required to contribute the amount of financial support toward the student’s education that they reasonably can.
The Financial Aid programs in which the School of Nursing participates are as follows:
In order to be considered for Federal Grants, State Grants and Federal Direct Loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Customer Support is widely available by phone at 1-800-433-3243. They can easily troubleshoot FAFSA completion issues, as well was FSA ID login issues.
When completing the FAFSA, please enter the appropriate school code:
Students may inquire for more information regarding grants or loans by contacting the Financial Aid Professional at your campus.
NOTE: Grants are not available to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree.
It shall be the policy of the UPMC Schools of Nursing to:
The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an annual security report. The report can be found below by campus:
UPMC Schools of Nursing are dedicated to retaining the integrity and availability public networks that are designed for solely for the purpose of research and education. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") of 1998 supports internet service providers and copyright owners when copyright infringement occurs in the digital environment. The DMCA protects internet service providers from liability for copyright infringement by their users, if applicable. The DMCA protects the internet service provider only, and not the users of its system who perform copyright infringement.
The UPMC Schools of Nursing publishes a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy that establishes a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. The program is made accessible to all individuals at the school—including students, faculty and staff. The current Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program materials can be found here.
Additional resources for students concerning drug and alcohol abuse prevention are available through LifeSolutions. To obtain further information call LifeSolutions at 1-800-647-3327 or visit the website.
The UPMC Schools of Nursing’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program is reviewed for effectiveness on a biennial basis. The results of the biennial review can be provided upon request by contacting the Financial Aid Professional at your campus.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
This notice is to inform your rights as a student to:
The UPMC Schools of Nursing (SON) are only authorized to release personally identifiable information and educational record content to third parties upon student consent. To give the UPMC Schools of Nursing permission to release educational record information to an individual, you must fill out the FERPA form online by completing the following steps:
The UPMC Mercy School of Nursing in collaboration with Carlow University offers on campus room and board to nursing students. The UPMC Mercy School of Nursing publishes the Carlow University Annual Fire Safety Report, which includes fire safety policies, evacuation procedures and fire statistics.
The UPMC Schools of Nursing publishes a Code of Conduct Policy that enforces bans on:
The UPMC SON prohibits employees of financial aid from receiving gifts from lenders, guaranty agencies or loan servicers. The UPMC SON also prohibits financial aid office staff and other school agents with respect to education loans, from accepting compensation for:
The UPMC Schools of Nursing as required completes annual surveys within the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The output of these surveys help students explore resources to plan, prepare and graduate from college. Within the links below, you can find survey data that focuses on student financial aid, graduation rates, admissions, finance, human resources and institutional characteristics.
UPMC Jameson School of Nursing IPEDS
UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot IPEDS
UPMC Mercy School of Nursing IPEDS
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing IPEDS
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg IPEDS
UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing IPEDS
The State of Pennsylvania has a process applicable to all Higher Educational institutions to review and appropriately act on student complaints concerning the institution, linked here: File A Complaint (pa.gov)
The UPMC Schools of Nursing takes the security of our students’ information very seriously. The Safeguards Rule (16 CFR Part 314) requires financial institutions under the Federal Trade Commission jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep student financial information secure. In addition to developing safeguards, (UPMC SON) is responsible for taking steps to ensure that affiliates and service providers safeguard customer information in their care. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), requires the UPMC Schools of Nursing to develop, implement and maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of student financial information.
On an annual basis, the UPMC Schools of Nursing publish a Student Information Security Program. This program was designed to promote the security and confidentiality of student financial information, protecting systems against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information and protecting against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student.
For students that are eligible for Veterans Benefits, this institution has imposed a policy for the Veteran’s Benefits and Transition Act of 2018. This institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
“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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 is a United State federal law put into place after recognizing the severity of domestic violence. UPMC Schools of Nursing acknowledges that while the title of the Act and its sections refer to the victims of domestic violence as women, the operative text is gender-neutral, providing coverage for male and non-binary victims as well.
The UPMC Schools of Nursing takes a zero-tolerance approach against Partner Violence by implementing the Reporting Partner Violence and Non-Retaliation policy for all students, faculty and staff. This policy promotes a safe environment free from retaliation for victims and witnesses to voluntarily and confidentially report Partner Violence crimes. Partner Violence includes but is not limited to: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and can occur in families of all races, religions, sexual orientation, economic and social backgrounds. The current VAWA materials can be found here.
As US citizens, voting is our chance to select leaders who understand the issues our country faces. The UPMC Schools of Nursing takes this opportunity seriously and publishes an annual Voter Registration Policy. It is important to exercise your right as a US citizen to participate in the upcoming election.
If you are eligible to vote and wish to do so, you must register in the state of your current residence. Primary elections in Pennsylvania usually take place in May and general elections take place in early November. Please visit the voter registration site for your permanent state of residence for more details about the deadlines and requirements for voter registration
If your permanent state of residence is not listed above, you can find out more about the voter registration process in your State by visiting: https://vote.gov/