Consumer Information

The Montefiore School of Nursing is required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to disclose certain information to enrolled students, prospective students, parents, employees, and others.  This information may also be disclosed in other ways by the Institution (email, mailings, publications, websites, etc.), but is also provided here for convenience.  Information for the Montefiore School of Nursing is provided below, including a listing of the disclosure, a brief description, applicable website addresses, and contact information for the Institution official (or department) who can respond to questions or information requests in their specific areas.  Employees of the Institution are available with reasonable notice to assist enrolled and prospective students in obtaining consumer information on a full-time basis throughout normal working hours.  The Institution can provide a paper copy of any of the information on the listed websites upon request. 

General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their educational records.  Each year, the Montefiore School of Nursing provides a notice to all enrolled student about: the right to review their educational records, to request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education; procedures for reviewing educational records and requesting amendment of records; and information about MSON policy regarding disclosures to school officials with a legitimate educational interest in the educational records. For further question please contact the Office of Student Services at 914-361-6537.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities.  They offer a range of academic accommodations, including exam adjustments, sign language interpretation, classroom relocation, and adaptive technology services.  Students can also get help with academic planning, problem solving, time management, and organizational strategies.  In addition to working individually with students, the AEC offers several educational and support groups that may be valuable to students especially as they are transitioning to the Institution.  For information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities please contact Student Services at 914-361-6472.

Student Body Diversity

Information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male; female; Federal Pell Grant recipients; and self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group is available by visiting the Office of Student Services.  For further questions please contact Student Services at 914-361-6472.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during the academic year based on residency, housing arrangements, and degree program.  The Office of Financial Aid publishes estimated costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.  Actual expenses can vary depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to: number of credits being taken, degree program, housing arrangements, residency, and lifestyle choices.  For actual tuition and fee charges please visit the Office of Student Services  If you have further questions concerning cost of attendance please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Refund Policy

Refunds are based on assessed tuition and class fees, and calculated from the date you officially drop a class or reduce credits, not the date of your last class attendance.  Your registration will not be cancelled for nonpayment of tuition.  You must either pay your tuition and fees or notify the Institution if you do not intend to complete the term.  More information about the Institution's refund policy, including the refund schedule, can be found on this website. For further questions please contact the Office of Student Services at 914-361-6081.

Requirements for Withdrawal

Students wishing to drop all of their classes from the Institution should initiate the request through the "Complete Withdrawal" .  For questions about the process please contact the Office of Student Services at 914-361-6081. Note: this may have an impact on your financial aid (see next bullet point).

Return of Federal Financial Aid

If you withdraw from the Institution and have received financial aid, funds may need to be returned to the appropriate financial aid programs, possibly creating a bill on your Institution student billing account.  Financial aid is "earned" for each day that a student participates in class.  You may be expected to repay the "unearned" portion of your financial aid if you withdraw from school or receive non-passing grades in your classes.  Since non-passing grades do not confirm participation, students who receive non-passing grades must prove participation; most commonly a written statement from a faculty member detailing participation or a printout showing grades earned in the course.  More information about Return of Federal Financial Aid can be found on this website.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Academic Programs (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

Information related to current degree programs and other educational and training programs can be found on this website or by contacting the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6537.

Information related to research being conducted at the Institution can be found on this website or by contacting the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6081.

Information related to facilities in regards to academic programs can be found on this website or by contacting the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6537.

Information related to faculty and other instructional personnel can be found on this website or by contacting the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6311.

Information related to academic planning and improvement can be found on this website or by contacting the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6472.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

The determination of the transferability of courses occurs within and completed by the Registrar, whose staff determines appropriate levels and equivalencies for courses from fully-accredited post-secondary institutions. For some institutions, a full articulation agreement exists; i.e., a comprehensive collection of courses can be viewed in the Montefiore School of Nursing Student Catalog. Montefiore School of Nursing encourages all applicants to submit their transfer work on official transcripts as early as possible so that course transferability may be determined. For both domestic and international institutions, course transfer will be determined upon receipt of an official transcript for a student who has submitted an application for admission. For more information please contact the Registrar’s Office at 914-361-6537.

Accreditation of Institution

The Montefiore School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and registered with the New York State Education Department. This indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or Institution is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. For obtaining or reviewing documents describing institutional accreditation of the Montefiore School of Nursing please seethe Student Catalog or call 914-361-6311.

Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

Sharing files without the permission of the copyright owner puts you at risk of a criminal and/or civil lawsuit.  If you are found to have violated Federal copyright law, you may be liable for damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement can be proven, then damages can go as high as $150,000 for each work infringed.  For more information see the "Copyright Infringement and Remedies" documents maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office.  Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material also violates the Institution's Acceptable Use of Computer Resources Policy.  Those who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action by Student Judicial Affairs.  Sanctions can include loss of network access privileges and disciplinary probation.  Questions regarding unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may be answered by Montefiore School of Nursing Information Services at 914-361-6311.

Complaints

The Montefiore School of Nursing is committed to addressing student complaints timely and effectively, in accordance with applicable Institution grievance procedures, as outlined in Institution Policy 571-003-0100.  While the Institution encourages students to work through internal Institution processes for resolution of their concerns, students may also file external complaints with certain agencies.  For more detailed information on filing an external complaint against the Montefiore School of Nursing please contact the Dean at 914-361-6220.

Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment

The Montefiore School of Nursing affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment at this institution without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other extraneous consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. As a federal contractor, the Montefiore School of Nursing is committed to affirmative action in employment as a means of ensuring equality of opportunity.  Students and employees who feel they have encountered any form of discrimination or harassment may inquire at the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity at the Human Resources Office of the Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital for information on their rights, options, and resources.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.  This program is administered by Federal Student Aid and additional information can be found on this website. The Montefiore School of Nursing is a qualifying employer for the program.  For more information call Federal Student Aid at 800-433-3243 or your federal loan servicer. 

Constitution Day

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution.  If September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. Montefiore School of Nursing fulfills this requirement annually through an educational program held by the Montefiore School of Nursing.  Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid publishes information about the program and is located in the Office of Student Services.

Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Aid Information

A number of disclosures are required pertaining to student financial aid information.  Many of these disclosures are available on the Office of Student Financial Aid website and through the Montefiore School of Nursing Catalog.  These include: information about the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs; criteria for awarding aid; eligibility requirements; method and frequency of disbursements; rights and responsibilities of students receiving federal aid including continued student eligibility and standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress and exit counseling information.  Additionally, certain disclosures for loans are made when a student completes their Master Promissory Note for Direct Loans.  Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note is completed through Heartland ECSI.  Sample Master Promissory Notes is available to review on those websites without having to create an account first.  These loan disclosures include, among other things: terms and conditions of the loans; sample repayment schedule; and the necessity for repaying the loans.  Additional information regarding loans will be disclosed during Entrance and Exit Counseling as well.  Information such as anticipated loan amount and disbursement date will be provided to students as part of a disclosure statement.  For additional information about these disclosures please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction (but not a local or municipal conviction) can disqualify a student for FSA funds. Convictions only count against a student for aid eligibility purposes (FAFSA question 23c) if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid—they do not count if the offense was not during such a period, unless the student was denied federal benefits for drug trafficking by a federal or state judge.  Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when she was a juvenile, unless she was tried as an adult.  The Institution will notify each student who becomes ineligible for federal aid due to a drug conviction.  Enrolled students are notified annually by the Office of Student Services that they may lose financial aid as a consequence of drug conviction.  For more information please visit the Federal Student Aid website and if you are unsure whether you should be ineligible for financial aid based on drug conviction please refer to the Drug Eligibility Worksheet.  Additional questions can be answered by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Disbursement for Books and Supplies

The Institution must provide a way for a student who is eligible for federal aid to obtain or purchase, by the 7th day of the term, the books and supplies applicable to the term, if 10 days before the beginning of the term the institution could disburse funds the student is eligible for and assuming the funds were disbursed, the student would have a credit balance (i.e. refund).  MSON meets this requirement as we disburse (pay) funds up to 10 days before the beginning of the term and refunds would be available to students around the beginning of each term (and certainly before the 7th day of the term), if conditions above are met.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Code of Conduct

The Office of Financial Aid adheres to the following code of conduct and outlines our statement of ethical principles.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Shopping Sheet

In carrying out the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members set forth Executive Order 13607, the Institution has implemented a personalized and standardized cost form in the “Shopping Sheet” format developed by the Department of Education.  This Shopping Sheet provides personalized award information to all admitted students, including service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. It is provided electronically via a link under Financial Aid and is aid year specific.   Additional information that fulfills the notification requirements in E.O. 13067 can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website and the Veterans Affairs website.

Student Loan Information (published by U.S. Department of Education)

State Grant Assistance

The New York Education Department offers grant assistance to students of New York.  For more information about availability of and eligibility for grant assistance please visit the website for NYED or by contacting The Office of Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The Institution will submit student and parent federal loan information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).  This information will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.  You can find a detailed history of your federal loans on this site.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid

Initial/Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is completed online at studentloans.gov and Perkins Entrance Counseling is completed online at Heartland ECSI (completed during the promissory note process).  While these must be completed prior to MSON disbursing applicable loan funds to a first-time borrower, we have included a link to a guide about Direct Loan entrance counseling which includes comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower's responsibilities.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Direct Loan Exit Counseling is completed online at studentloans.gov and Heartland ECSI will contact appropriate students for Perkins Loan Exit Counseling.  Loan borrowers will be notified to complete exit counseling when a student nears graduation or if they drop below half-time enrollment.  We have included a link to a guide about Direct Loan exit counseling which includes comprehensive information required to be disclosed through exit counseling.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial

Private Education Loan Disclosures (Including Self-Certification Form)

Information concerning Private Education Loans (i.e. Alternative Loans) and the process for applying for one may be found on our website.  Please keep in mind the terms and conditions of federal loans may be more favorable than the provisions of the private education loans and our office would recommend considering utilizing full federal loan eligibility prior to considering the use of a private education loan to finance their education.  Self-Certification forms for private education loans can be found on this website.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 914-361-6081.

Disputing a Federal Student Loan/Contacting the FSA Ombudsman

The Ombudsman’s office is a resource for borrowers to use when other approaches to resolving student loan problems have failed. Borrowers should first attempt to resolve complaints by contacting the school, company, agency, or office directly involved. If the borrower has made a reasonable effort to resolve the problem through normal processes and has not been successful, he or she should contact the FSA Ombudsman.

Office of the Ombudsman U.S. Dept. of Education 830 First St. NE Mailstop #5144 Washington, DC 20202-5144 Phone: 202-377-3800 Toll-free: 1-877-557-2575 Fax: 202-275-0549 fsahelp.ed.gov

*Note: MSON does not participate in a Preferred Lender Arrangement.

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Each year the Montefiore School of Nursing distributes in writing to each student and employee information related to our drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.  Such information includes: standards of conduct; legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law; health risks; available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs; and a statement that the school will impose sanctions for violation of standards of conduct and a description of sanctions.  A biennial review of the program is also conducted.  For additional information related to disclosures sent to students please contact the Dean of the Montefiore School of Nursing at 914-361-6081. For additional information related to disclosures sent to employees please contact Montefiore New Rochelle Human Resources. 

Vaccination Policies

The Montefiore School of Nursing requires all incoming students to have up-to-date immunizations and a tuberculosis screening, or complete a waiver.  If a student fails to satisfy these requirements, they will not be able to register for the following term.  For further information please contact Student Services at 914-361-6537.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

By October 1 each year the Institution distributes a notice of the security report to all current students and employees.  The Institution also notifies prospective students and employees about the report's availability.  The report includes a number of items, including but not limited to: crime statistics; policies for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies; policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities; enforcement authority and jurisdiction; programs designed to prevent crimes; information concerning registered sex offenders; policies concerning possession, use, or sale of alcohol beverages and illegal drugs along with enforcement of laws; among numerous other items.  Some of the additional information includes: timely warnings and emergency notifications; a crime log (which is open for public inspection); emergency response and evacuation procedures; missing person notification policy; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and information for crime victims about disciplinary proceedings. A copy of the report is available on the Montefiore School of Nursing website. For further questions concerning the report please contact Student Services at 914-361-6537.

Privacy of Health Records

Your confidentiality is a priority. Montefiore School of Nursing Student Services is committed to upholding all legal and professional obligations to protect the confidentiality of your health records.  Confidentiality is central to the effective provisions of health care services.  A confidential medical record is established and maintained for every patient who receives care. For more information contact the Office of Student Services at 914-361-6537.

Student Outcomes

Retention Rate

Retention rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year.  For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall quarter and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall quarter is counted in this rate.  The latest retention rate is published on this website.  For more information please contact Student Services at 914-361-6472.

Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. For example, for a four-year degree program, entering students who complete within six years are counted as graduates.  The latest graduation rates including rates disaggregated by gender, race/ethnicity, and financial aid type are published on this website.  Historical graduation rates are published on this website.  For more information please contact tStudent Services at 914-361-6472.

The Office of Student Research also publishes graduation rates by ethnicity, gender, and students of color.  For more information on these specific rates please contact the office of Academic Affairs at 914-361-6081.

*Note: MSON does not place students or guarantee job placement upon program completion or graduation; and MSON does not publish placement rates as a means of recruiting students.  Additionally, MSON is not required to report a transfer-out rate to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); however, certain transfer-out information is published on the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) website.  Transfer-out rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who transfer to another college within 150% of the published time for the program. For example, a student who is in a four-year degree program is counted as a transfer if the student goes to another college within six years.

Voter Registration

As part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Congress directed schools to make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its students.  Voter registration forms are available at the Office of Student Services.

To register to vote, as a New York resident, you may obtain a voter registration form or register online at the Secretary of State’s website.  For you to be eligible to vote in an election, your voter registration must be complete at least 21 days before the election.

If your home state is other than New York, you may use the national form available from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission or visit your home state's Secretary of State Website.