Applying for Financial Aid

One of the first concerns a student may have when considering college is how to pay for it.  At Nebraska Methodist College, we are here to help you identify and understand the options available to you and to assist you throughout the process.  To get started, simply follow the steps outlined below.  If you have questions along the way, our financial aid staff is available to personally assist you, answer questions, or offer insight regarding the financial aid requirements.

1: Apply for Admission to Nebraska Methodist College

To receive financial aid at Nebraska Methodist College, you must be admitted as a student to an eligible certificate or degree program.  For federal, state and most NMC funding, eligible programs include the Medical Assistant Certificate, all Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  Students enrolled in other certificate programs, while not eligible for these funding sources, do have other options available.

2: Apply for Scholarships

Once you are admitted to a program, you are eligible to apply for NMC scholarships.  A scholarship application is generally included with the acceptance letter and is also available online.  Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

3: Apply for Financial Aid

Create Your FSA ID

The FSA ID is a username and password that replaces the Federal PIN. It serves as your electronic signature and allows you to access your federal financial aid information online. If you do not already have one, you can create your FSA ID at or when logging in to one of several other federal aid websites. Click here for more information about the FSA ID.

Gather Your Information

You will need to have income records, bank statements and other information available when you complete your Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).  Click here to view a list of the documents and records you will need to refer to as you complete your application.  You may also find it helpful to complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before entering your information into the FAFSA application.  The worksheet will help you record all of the information you will need to provide.  

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Be sure to complete your FAFSA via the official federal website at  Completing this form is free and if you are asked to pay a fee to submit a FAFSA, you are on the wrong site.  

The federal school code for Nebraska Methodist College is 009937.

You are encouraged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval process if you are eligible to do so.  This will ensure that the correct information gets reported on your FAFSA, and it will reduce your chances of being selected for verification. 

The FAFSA is available starting January 1 for the following academic year (fall, spring and summer terms).  For most financial aid programs, the FAFSA must be submitted each academic year. 

Starting with the 2016-17 academic year, NMC will implement a FAFSA priority date of March 1.

Additional Information

Once NMC receives the results of your FAFSA, it may be necessary for us to ask you for additional information and/or documentation.  Prior to the start of a student's first semester of enrollment, the Financial Aid Office mails correspondence to the address reported on the FAFSA or the address on file at the College.  Once your classes begin, the majority of correspondence will be sent to your college email account.  It is important to respond promptly to any request for additional information. 

NMC typically begins reviewing applications and corresponding with financial aid applicants in March for the following fall term.  After that time, notifications are usually sent out within 1-2 weeks of receiving the FAFSA results.  Processing for new students with spring and summer start dates will begin after those admission decisions are made. 

4: Renewal of Aid

Federal aid and scholarships are not automatically renewed.  Students must reapply each academic year.  The FAFSA is available beginning January 1 each year.  Scholarship applications are available in December and due by January 15.