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Office of Financial Aid 

The Office of Financial Aid at Geisinger College of Health Sciences is committed to providing students with financial aid assistance and guidance. Through grants, loans and scholarships, our aim is to make a Geisinger education affordable. Whether you’re pursuing a medical degree, an associate degree in nursing or a master’s degree, our team will help you navigate the financial aid process.
 

Cost of attendance

Applying for financial aid

To apply for financial aid students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The federal school code for Geisinger College is G41672.

  • Students must file the FAFSA each year and are encouraged to submit the FAFSA once it becomes available. Please check the degree you are seeking for specific submission deadlines. Late filers or an incomplete FAFSA can delay loan processing and could result in ineligibility for some types of aid. 
  • Private scholarships may also require the FAFSA information. 
  • Additional information about applying for financial aid can be found in program-specific financial aid guidebooks.
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Eligibility requirements

In addition to completing the FAFSA, students interested in federal and/or institutional funding must:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for their program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, be an eligible non-citizen with a valid social security number or have a Permanent Resident Visa.
  • Be accepted for admission or enrolled at least half-time.
  • Not be in default on any loan or owe a refund on any grant made under Title IV at any institution. If you are in default on a federal loan, find more information regarding the Fresh Start program.
  • Have financial need, which is the difference between the cost of attendance (COA) and the Student Aid Index (SAI) for most Geisinger College scholarships.
  • Have a high school diploma, a GED or a passing “ability to benefit” test result.
Types of aid

Grants

A grant is a form of financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. 

Scholarships

Scholarships help students pay for college. This type of free money, which is sometimes based on academic merit, talent or a particular area of study.

Loans

Many students use federal loans (must complete current year’s FAFSA). Students may also decide to apply for private loans.

GI Bill® educational benefits

The GI Bill® provides aid for military service members, veterans and military families  

Employee benefits

For nursing students, substantial support is available for Geisinger employees to obtain or advance their nursing education. 

Loans, debt management and financial planning

 

Contact us

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Division of Enrollment Management
Office of Financial Aid
Geisinger College of Health Sciences
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine St.
Scranton, PA 18509
570-504-9641
Fax: 570-504-2794

Meet our team

Suzanne McNamara

Sue McNamara
Director of Financial Aid
570-504-9682
smmcnamara@geisinger.edu

Roxanne Seymour, MBA, MSHE

Roxanne Seymour
Associate Director for Financial Aid
570-504-7303
rvseymour@geisinger.edu

Stacey Zelinka, MHA

Stacey Zelinka
Assistant Director of Financial Aid 
570-504-7296
sazelinka@geisinger.edu

Penny Zesiger

Penny Zesiger
Financial Aid Advisor, Geisinger School of Nursing 
717-242-7206 
plzesiger@geisinger.edu
nursingfinancialad@geisinger.edu
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