Classes are taught through D2L Brightspace. Class format varies but many times includes, presentations, disscussion boards, papers, tests and other assignments.
Students have the option of enrolling in Nebraska Methodist College part-time. Those who wish to explore this option should work with an advisor to plan their schedules.
Clinical/Practicum hours are a requirement of all online nursing programs. Students may choose to fulfill this requirement somewhere that is easily accessible to them.
Some of our online programs utilize weekly virtual class meetings to assist with learning, and other online programs allow you to study at your convenience.
If virtual class meetings are a requirement of a course in which you are enrolled, your faculty member will communicate this to you in the syllabus.
Deadlines, tests and required outcomes are outlined in course syllabi. Online learning is meant to be flexible and available 24/7.
Courses are accepted if a grade of "C-" or better is achieved at the undergraduate level. A grade of "B" or better must be achieved at the graduate level. Grades earned in transfer courses will not be used in determining the student's cumulative grade point average unless the student has already matriculated and has been given permission to enroll at another institution. All courses accepted for transfer will be noted on the transcript. Such transfer courses will be included in the total number of hours completed.
If the student has a question about any course(s) not being recognized for transfer, direct them, in writing, to the Registrar within 30 days of receipt of official transferred courses.
Official transcripts should be submitted directly from your previous institution to:
Nebraska Methodist College Admissions
720 N. 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
Most academic scholarship awards are based on high school or college transfer information provided as part of the student's application. Some scholarships also require the applicant to participate in an interview with the committee, and some require letters of recommendation.
Federal, state, and institutional need-based aid is based on the results of the FAFSA and determination of the student's need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Need is defined by the following formula:
Cost of Attendance (COA) - Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) = Need
Cost of attendance is sometimes referred to as a student budget. It includes estimated allowances for both a student's direct educational costs (tuition, fees, and on-campus housing) and indirect costs (books, transportation and living allowances). At NMC, a student's budget is determined by whether he/she lives in Josie's Village, off-campus, or with parents. A student's enrollment level and program of study will also affect the budget.
The combined total of institutional, federal, state, and third-party assistance (including anticipated tuition reimbursement) may not exceed a student's cost of attendance.
The Estimated Family Contribution or EFC is the result of a federal formula applied to the information reported on the student's FAFSA application. In theory, the EFC represents the amount a family could pay toward the student's educational expenses.
Note that a variety of factors could impact a student's eligibility for any specific award. Some examples include changes in Congressional or state laws and appropriations, funds available at Nebraska Methodist College, the student's academic performance, a change in living arrangements, a change in enrollment level, receipt of additional outside resources, or changes to the FAFSA information as a result of verification.
The primary criteria for the Title IV financial aid programs include:
Note: If you were enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012, you may show you're qualified to obtain a higher education by
Financial aid application requirements must be completed and the student's enrollment confirmed, before financial aid will be disbursed. Scholarships, grants and most loan funds are transmitted from the NMC Financial Aid Office and posted to the student's account by the NMC Business Office. Scholarship checks from outside sources may require the student's endorsement before being applied to the student's account.
The first disbursement of funds to a student's account for each semester is usually the first Friday after the student's classes begin for the term. Additional disbursements occur throughout the semester as awards are finalized and funds are available.
Work-study payments are made every other Friday through the Methodist Health System's regular payroll process. All employees must use the ACH direct deposit system.
Students who have a credit balance on their account after aid has been disbursed will usually be issued a refund for the amount of the credit balance. The NMC Business Office will send notification to the student's Methodist College email when the funds are ready to be released. The standard method of payment is by paper check, but students have the option of requesting direct deposit to a bank account. Contact the NMC Business Office to sign up for direct deposit. If the student wishes to leave the credit balance on account for a future term, that request must be submitted in writing to the NMC Business Office.
If the credit balance resulted from a parent's PLUS Loan disbursement, the student may not have access to those funds without the parent borrower's permission. This permission authorization is included on the PLUS Loan Confirmation Form. Changes to a parent's authorization must be submitted in writing, and signed by the parent borrower. When PLUS Loan funds are received by NMC, the Business Office will notify the parent borrower by email.
Because financial aid is not available until after classes begin, a "book voucher" system is in place to assist students with the costs of books, uniforms and supplies.
To qualify for a book voucher, the student's finalized, anticipated aid must be greater than the total charges for the semester's tuition, fees and on-campus housing. Students who meet the criteria will usually have access to a book voucher, which will be available for use from approximately two to three weeks prior to the start of the term through the first week of the term.
Book vouchers may only be used on campus in the NMC Bookstore or online at https://bookstore.methodistcollege.edu.
Students may elect to have their purchases shipped to them. Vouchers can only be used to purchase textbooks, uniforms and educational supplies.