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2016-2017 FAFSA

The new 2016-2017 FAFSA is here! To begin your application, click Start A New FAFSA.  The 2016-2017 IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available on Feb. 7, 2016.

If you have questions about the FSA ID, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions here. If you need assistance logging in with your FSA ID, contact Student Aid at 1-800-557-7394.

The Federal Student Aid PIN was replaced with the FSA ID on May 10, 2015. The new FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites, including FAFSA on the Web. You can use your FSA ID immediately to sign your FAFSA, but must wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your information before you can use the FSA ID to create a renewal FAFSA, make corrections to your FAFSA, or view your SAR.

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Supporting the Study of Nursing to a ‘Hire’ Degree

Erin Hennessey, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Associate Program Chair of the RN to BSN Online Completion Program at Mercy College of Ohio, understands the emotional and physical demands of going to nursing school as well as anyone. She joined Mercy College after earning her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. It was this intense academic experience that ‘put her in the shoes’ of the students she works with every day. “I did a completion program myself, and I did it with two kids, a husband and a fulltime job,” said Hennessey. “So I do completely understand the challenges that come along with having multiple responsibilities, but also, wanting to take that ‘next step’ professionally to open up new doors.”

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Youngstown Campus Nursing Students Give to Those in Need

Mercy College Youngstown Campus Nursing students partnered with Mc Donald High School Art Club to collect money, toys, books, art supplies, and gift cards for the needy in their local community. The success of this drive provided for the following: money towards Christmas Eve dinner & gifts for children on the Akron Main Campus 5600 Oncology Unit; several boxes of art supplies to be used for art therapy were given to Akron Children's Boardman & Main Campus, the Mahoning County Rescue Mission Family Services, Sojourner House, Mercy Health Youngstown Pediatric Clinic, Akron Children’s SANE department; and a Children's Crafty Christmas Tree to be submitted in the Mercy Health Youngstown Festival of Trees fundraiser for employees in need. Their efforts show that the students are truly living our mission by caring for their community.

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Mercy College of Ohio Student Published in ASRT Journal

Lindsey Gutierrez, R.T. (R)(CT), a student in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program at Mercy College of Ohio, was recently published in the ASRT’s Radiation Therapist, Volume 24, Number 2. Her article titled, “When Mom or Dad Have Cancer: Helping Kids Cope” originated from a course project experience in the Medical Imaging program.

 

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Radiologic Technology Students Participate in Annual Service Project

Current Mercy College of Ohio Radiologic Technology students recently provided 283 gifts for Lucas County Children’s Services for Christmas. The annual service project asks students to buy gifts for children, age infant to teen. Radiology faculty and others connected to the program at Mercy College also donated gifts. Each year the group counts this as their Christmas gathering, starting the gift wrapping frenzy with a pot luck luncheon. A spirit of generosity as the season begins is strong in the hearts of the Rad Tech students! View the photo of 16 of the 54 students.

 

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Youngstown Men in Nursing Participate in Mahoning Valley's Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness

On November 2, Youngstown location participating students attended the Movember Kickoff event clean shaven ready to "grow a 'stache, start a conversation, and save a life." Students will continue to participate in month long awareness activities to show their support and promote education for men in the Mahoning Valley to “Man Up and Get an Exam” to end the area's most prevalent cancer.

Activities included volunteering at ManUp Night at the November 6 Phantom's hockey game handing out pamphlets and arm bands as well as selling 50/50 raffle tickets. All proceeds went to the campaign to fund 35 prostate screenings for those who cannot afford screenings.

At the end of the campaign students will join other men in the community for the “Shave Off” which includes a televised traditional straight razor barber’s shave. “Even the girls are in!” showing their support participating in events and handing out information. 

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Mercy College Participates in Go RED for Women Luncheon

On Friday, November 13 eight Mercy College of Ohio Cardiovascular Technology program students and faculty members volunteered at the Go RED for Women luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association. Students and faculty members helped with set-up and in various areas throughout the venue including the Big RED Chair. This is a fun photo opportunity for the luncheon guests (and the students usually manage to talk the photographer into taking their picture, too). This has become an annual event for the CVT program with students and faculty looking forward to participating next year.

Mercy College of Ohio is proud to volunteer at an event and for a cause consistently supported by Mercy Health. 

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Halloween Isn't All About Candy

On October 28, members of the Gamma Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, participated in the Mercy College “Trunk or Treat” event. Students showed children healthy Halloween treats and how to care for their teeth. Kids were given treats such as pumpkin faced clementines and mummy wrapped bananas to promote the Halloween spirit. Students wanted the snacks to be fun and healthy and they spoke to children about the importance of brushing and flossing, especially after eating Halloween candy. Children were given new toothbrushes and floss to ensure they had the tools they needed to get the job done. Jacob (pictured) enjoyed visiting the table. He received dental floss and a new toothbrush and learned how to properly brush. Carrie Franks mentions, “the student nurses made brushing fun, motivating Jacob to brush his teeth. Thank you!”

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How do I apply for financial aid at Mercy College?

The only form necessary to apply for federal and state financial aid (grants and loans) is the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility.  For the 2014-15 academic year, the FAFSA application is now available on-line at http://www.fafsa.gov.  Mercy College of Ohio’s school code is 030970-00.  If you have any questions, please contact the financial aid office at (419) 251-1219 or financialaid@mercycollege.edu.  

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