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Do CSN max financial aid petitions work?

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by PrayingToPass PrayingToPass (Member)

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Has anyone been successful petitioning maximum financial aid reached for a 2 year school, ie. CSN? I heard once I get accepted into the ADN program, then petition to extend my financial aid, I have a good chance of being able to use my financial aid extension for a 4 year school, at the CSN 2 year ADN program. I wonder if anyone has had an experience petitioning this?

Since were on the subject of petitions, I have a AA degree with 140 credits so even if I do get financial aid extension, will I also still be charged the 50% excess credit fee at CSN as well? Im over 90 associate degree credits, even though I do have a degree so are they going to approve waiving that excess credit fee petition too because I have a degree?

~ Thank you for your help, advice and sharing your similar experiences. I know this is a long shot but I really want to be a nurse and I have limited financial aid leaving me with fewer school options than before so I am scrambling to find a program I can afford.

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Are all those credit going towards your degree? Only the credit that transferred over that is going to be used towards your degree will be used for financial aid.

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Are you referring to the fact that you have already received the maximum dollar amount of financial aid? Or are you referring to maximum credit allowance? Because I had to submit an appeal to FA because I have over 120 credits but had never received financial aid prior to this semester (I'm a 4th semester ADN student). My appeal was approved and I received the funding shortly after. BUT it was only approved for my final semester only. If I decided to take more classes at CSN after I get my ADN I will have to appeal again.

Also, the excess credit fee should not apply in your case because you have prior degrees. Out of my 120+ credits, about 90 of them applied to other degrees/certificates that I have earned, so those credits to do not get factored into the equation.

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I had to appeal twice (which is the max you can appeal at CSN) and was approved both times as well. I also had an AA when I started at CSN. I received grants my first few semesters (before nursing school) then had to do the appeals for both years of nursing school. I don't think I had the excess credit fee either.

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Soooo your saying there's a chance? :D This is amazing news!! I have two years of financial aid left but my school just doubled tuition from $8000 to $16000 (after I already applied) so NSC is no longer optional for me. Now I will have to decline my 2015 spring acceptance at NSC and start over applying at CSN for the fall 2015, but at least its something. I understand that I will need to prepay for my first semester and wait a couple months to see if my reimbursement will be approved, so its quite a big gamble. But its a blessing to hear from AllMyNurse pals that they do approve some appeals because I was just leaving CSN when the new changes began & I hadnt heard yet how it was playing out.

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I had to appeal twice (which is the max you can appeal at CSN) and was approved both times as well. I also had an AA when I started at CSN. I received grants my first few semesters (before nursing school) then had to do the appeals for both years of nursing school. I don't think I had the excess credit fee either.

No, they didn't have the excess credit fee back then. They just implemented it this semester for those of us that have lots of credits (95% of nursing students).

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Soooo your saying there's a chance? :D This is amazing news!! I have two years of financial aid left but my school just doubled tuition from $8000 to $16000 (after I already applied) so NSC is no longer optional for me. Now I will have to decline my 2015 spring acceptance at NSC and start over applying at CSN for the fall 2015, but at least its something. I understand that I will need to prepay for my first semester and wait a couple months to see if my reimbursement will be approved, so its quite a big gamble. But its a blessing to hear from AllMyNurse pals that they do approve some appeals because I was just leaving CSN when the new changes began & I hadnt heard yet how it was playing out.

It never hurts to try. All I had to do was write a letter, meet with an advisor and drop off paperwork at financial aid. I was lucky enough to receive 2 grants for my final semester. I did all of my paperwork in the first week (because I was waiting for summer grades to post) of the semester and the funds were disbursed by week 3 so I did have to pay 3 payments of tuition but I can't complain because a. they approved the appeal and b. the tuition is reasonable. I really don't understand how NSC can just slap the double tuition on its students with hardly any notice. Their tuition used to be somewhat reasonable but now it's just robbery.

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No, they didn't have the excess credit fee back then. They just implemented it this semester for those of us that have lots of credits (95% of nursing students).

Id like to think they will be lenient with nurses excess credit fee appeals... Boy, so many changes for students to manage these days! Its difficult for me to focus on my learning when there seems to be just one monkey wrench after another just trying to stay above water, sheesh. :drowning:

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I had to appeal twice (which is the max you can appeal at CSN) and was approved both times as well. I also had an AA when I started at CSN. I received grants my first few semesters (before nursing school) then had to do the appeals for both years of nursing school. I don't think I had the excess credit fee either.

Excellent that you pulled that all together! Whew, my heads spinning just thinking about what you did to get where you are Sunshine Daisy, congrats ~ I am wondering though if they take into consideration if we are asking for loans vs grants vs both (as well as how much funding we are asking for). I dont see an actual dollar amount request on the appeal forms, so probably not. Just saying

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October 15th is the last day to submit the appeals form for excess credit fee for Fall 2014 semester! Make sure you include copies of supporting documentation. It took 10 weeks for them to process my appeal and issue a credit, but I am just happy that the credit finally showed up. I was told that appeals form submitted to Registrar for crediting ECF fees is a completely separate process from how "excess credits" impact financial aid. There's a different form to file with Financial Aid called SAP (?) but I haven't filed one yet, so I am not familiar with that process. I hope this information is helpful...

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Thats excellent news Belli3! Congrats :up: So did you have to prepay the 50% fee for this semester then? Or did they give you a "hold" while it was processing, if you dont mind me asking?

They said I was good for now, but I just transferred all my recent transcripts over there today so there will be 50 more added to what I already have, and I will check back once they articulate. I can not begin the excess credit fee petition until Christmas break. Sigh, hurry up and wait, right? Lol

~ Thank you for the heads up

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Regarding the excess credit fee...I have well over the max amount of credits and out of those credits I have 90 credits worth of degrees (a certificate in dental assisting worth 30 and an associates of general studies AGS worth 60) leaving me with only a few credits that actually matter towards the computation of the fee. Most of those credits are nursing credits which will also be removed from the picture when I graduate with my ADN in December. I didn't have to take any extra classes to get the AGS degree, all I had to do was apply for graduation and I received the diploma. I did not have to do any appeals, submit any paperwork or wait around while they held up my money. Many of us that are in (or almost in) the nursing program will have all of the requirements for this degree so it's something to look into before you go through the nightmare of the excess credit fee appeal.

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