Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition, Fees Refunds and Financial Assistance Guide
2023-2024 School Year
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a coeducational vocational technical school. Applicants who have been accepted to the Practical Nursing Program at Blue Hills Regional Technical School (Postsecondary Programs Division) are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance.
In-District MA Residents
In-State MA Residents
- Clinical Uniform: $240
- Parking Fee (on-campus): $25
* All tuition and fees are subject to change
Yearly Tuition and Fees are due and fully payable at or before registration. Tuition is charged on a yearly basis (not by semester) and payment is divided into three installments.
Deposit & Down Payment
Due within two weeks of acceptance
Due Week of August 11th through August 13th (Must register in person)
All entering students, regardless of financial need or financial assistance status, must pay the tuition deposit and down payment in full on the dates specified.
Full payment of tuition balance is due at registration, unless the student is deemed eligible to receive financial assistance in accordance with the student enrollment agreement. Students who qualify for financial assistance and have properly notified the Admissions and Financial aid Office on the required deadline dates may qualify for adjustments to their balances due on Registration.
Students who are eligible to receive financial assistance through federal, state, city or town agencies/departments must submit an Official Award Notification letter or approved contract from the third party(ies). Students approved for awarded amounts by August 13th may also qualify for the estimated financial assistance award at the time of registration. All students will be required to sign an Enrollment Agreement at the time of Registration.
Yearly tuition and fees are due and fully payable on or before registration. Tuition is charged on a yearly basis (not by semester). Individual lab fees will be charged. All students must be prepared to meet their personal expenses for such items as class notebooks, extra personal supplies, uniforms, lunches, transportation, parking and other expenses to student life. Payments shall be made by money order or cash and delivered to the Business Office at the time of registration.
Financial Assistance is available to qualified applicants through the Title IV Federal Financial Assistance Program (Pell Grant Program and the Federal Family Education Loans Programs), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and many other sponsored educational assistance programs. All students are encouraged to seek sources of assistance. Most financial aid is based on demonstrated promise and financial need. Students who are eligible to receive financial assistance and adhere to the deadline dates will qualify for a tuition fee waiver at the time of registration. The amount of financial aid awarded will be credited to the student’s account. Once the student’s account is paid in full, students will receive direct payment of awards as the funds are received during the fall and spring of the school year. Applicants who apply after June 1 and who are not eligible for assistance, or whose aid applications are still pending, must make full payment of tuition and fees at registration. All students will be required to sign an enrollment agreement at the time of registration.
Student Aid Net Calculator
Blue Hills Regional is pleased to provide this student aid calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility. The estimates are based on the award policies of the 2011-2012 academic year and are subject to change.
CANCELLATION PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS
A student may cancel their Enrollment Agreement at any time. If the student cancels the Enrollment Agreement before attending the first class, Blue Hills will refund all money paid the school, less the application fee of $50.00.
WITHDRAWAL OR DISMISSAL AFTER THE START OF CLASS
A student who withdraws or is dismissed after the date on which classes start, will be charged for the instruction given during the enrollment, as shown below, and refunded the balance of any money paid to the school, less the application fee of $50.00. The school will make the following charges, if the student withdraws or is dismissed.
- Institutional Charges: A student will be assessed tuition and fees based on the scheduled amount of time in the program up to sixty percent (60%) of the program. Once the student has completed sixty percent (60%) of the program, he/she owes one hundred percent (100%) of the tuition and fees.
- All school owned supplies, materials and equipment must be returned to the department head in order for the student to be eligible for a refund in accordance with the above schedule.
- Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Assistance are subject to federal refund policy (R2T4) as outlined below.
Program Departure Notification
The Financial Aid Office and Business Office are notified by the Nursing Program Chairperson within one week of a student officially withdrawing or from the date of determining an administrative withdrawal. Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Assistance are subject to federal refund policy (R2T4). R2T4 calculations are completed within 45 days from the date of determination. For further information see PN Student Handbook.
Federal Title IV Financial Aid Refund Policy
The following policy applies to Title IV financial aid recipients and this statement is made available to students on the school’s website at www.bluehills.org and is provided to each student with his/her financial aid package.
Federal Title IV Financial Aid Refund Policy Notice to Students
If you withdraw during a payment period while enrolled in the Blue Hills Regional Technical School Practical Nursing Program, the school will follow this policy to determine the amount of Federal Title IV financial assistance you earned for your period of enrollment in the Program. This policy is separate from the school’s refund policy. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are: Federal Pell Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans.
When you withdraw during your payment period or period of enrollment the amount of Federal Title IV financial assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (for the Practical Nursing Program or your parent received on your behalf) less financial assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more financial assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned to the school and/or you.
The amount of financial assistance that you have earned is determined on a prorate basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period or period of enrollment, you earn 30% of the financial assistance you were originally scheduled to received. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, you earn all the financial assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period. If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. If your post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the Blue Hills Regional Technical School must get your permission before it can disburse them. The Blue Hills Regional Technical School may automatically use all or a portion of your post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds for tuition, fees and standard charges (as contracted with the school). The school needs your permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other charges. However, it may be in your best interest to allow the school to keep the funds to reduce your debt at the school.
The school will return all funds it has received on your behalf that you have not earned under the federal formula. Funds that you have received directly either from the school or another organization, you will be responsible for returning. Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a PLUS loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time. Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment.
Any grant funds that you have received for indirect costs (transportation, living expenses, etc.) that you have not earned under the federal formula will have to be paid back to the U.S. Department of Education at no more that 50% or half of the grants funds your received or were scheduled to receive. You must make arrangements with your school or the U.S. Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.
The formula for the amount earned of your federal student assistance is different than the Blue Hills Regional Refund Policy. Therefore, you may still owe funds to Blue Hills Regional to cover unpaid institutional charges. The Blue Hills Regional Technical School may also charge you for any federal student financial assistance that the school was required to return. A copy of the Blue Hills Regional Technical School refund policy is available online at www.bluehills.org.
Upon withdrawal, the school will provide you in writing with information on any adjustments to your financial aid, for the period of enrollment covered by this policy, that have been made to your financial aid award as a result of this policy.
For information on the official requirements and procedures for withdrawing from the Practical Nursing Program, please consult your department chair. Academic policies governing withdrawals can be found online in the Practical Nursing Handbook at www.bluehills.org.
Students have the right to contact US Department of Education with any concerns. As of June 30, 2009 the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TT Y users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the web at www.studentaid.gov.
Financial Aid Appeals – Conditions of Appeal
Students, who are denied financial assistance because of unsatisfactory academic progress, may appeal to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. This appeal must be submitted in writing and should explain the reason for requesting a review including documentation whenever necessary. This appeal would be presented to the academic review committee and the student will be notified as to the results within 5 working days of the academic review committee’s meeting.
A student will be in default if he/she fails to pay what he/she owes to Blue Hills. If the Business Office at Blue Hills refers a default to an attorney or collection agency for collection, the student will be responsible for paying the institutional costs of collection, whether or not a suit is brought. As the financial aid amounts are received, monies will be credited to the student account towards the outstanding balance.
Financial Aid Process
In order to become an applicant for financial assistance, applicants must comply with the following instructions:
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. Submit your FAFSA on or before June 1st but not before January 1st. Please list Blue Hills Regional Technical School's school code 005523 of FAFSA question number 87. Blue Hills Regional Technical School will receive electronically your Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR).
IRS Tax Return Transcript (if applicable): If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing FAFSA on the Web, please submit a copy of your IRS Tax Return (Tax Period Ending: December 31, 2022), To obtain an IRS tax return transcript, go to www.IRS.gov and click on the “Order a Return or Account Transcript” link, or call 1-800-908-9946. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be required to submit this information to the Financial Aid Office.
When To Apply
TITLE IV FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
CITY/TOWN TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
STATE, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE PROGRMS
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) January 1 – June 1
File Form W-2 or Income Tax Form with Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Financial Aid Office prior to February 1
File application with agency September – April
File Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) With Blue Hills Regional Technical School Financial Aid Office March 1 – July 1
Blue Hills Regional Technical School files application with town’s Superintendent of Schools Dept. on or before February 1
File notice of approval to Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Financial Aid Office April – June
File Financial Aid Verification Forms to the Financial Aid Office at Blue Hills Regional Technical School March 1 - July 1
File notice of approval to Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Financial Aid Office April 1 – July 1
Agency submit approved contract to Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Financial Aid Office July 1