Eastwick College

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Basic Information

Address: Ramsey Campus: 10 South Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446 Hackensack Campus: 250 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Nutley Campus: 103 Park Street, Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone Number: 201-389-2581

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Classroom Size: Lecture courses have a maximum of 40 students. Maximum number of students in a laboratory varies depending on the specific setting, with a maximum of 10 students for each laboratory instructor.
Financial Aid:

1. Eastwick College Payment Plan: Quarterly or monthly payments. Cash, checks, and money orders, as well as American Express, Discover, Visa and Master Card charges are accepted. 2. Pell Grant: Based on need, the Pell Grant provides free money for education. Grants for the 2020 - 2021 Aid Year range from $672 - $6,495 per academic year. To apply for Title IV aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application must be completed with extreme care and accuracy. Once processed, the application will produce an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The funds available to the student will depend on the EFC and the cost of attendance. Students must not have previously earned a bachelor's degree. 3. New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant: Beginning in July 2009, degree-seeking students who have lived in New Jersey at least twelve consecutive months may be considered for a Tuition Aid Grant (TAG). Students are required to attend full-time and must not have previously earned an associate or bachelor's degree. TAG value is based upon a student's financial need (as determined by the state formula), cost of attendance and funds available. 4. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: If you qualify, you may borrow $3,500 for the first academic year. A small insurance and origination fee are deducted. No payment is required while attending school. Repayment begins at the end of a 6-month grace period. More information is available on studentloans.gov. 5. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: If qualified, an independent student may borrow up to $6,000 per academic year. (A small insurance and origination fee is deducted.) Interest is charged on this loan while the student is in school, but it can be capitalized. Interest charges and principal repayment may be deferred until six months after leaving school. 6. FSEOG: The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to college undergraduate program students in need of financial aid and does not need to be repaid. Awards range from $100.00 to $4,000.00 per year depending on the student's financial aid need. 7. Parental Loan (PLUS): If qualified, a parent may borrow up to the full cost of the program. (A small insurance and origination fee is deducted.) The interest rate for this loan is established by the Department of Education every July 1 for the coming year. Repayment begins 60 days after the school makes the last disbursement of the loan. 8. PNC Solution Loan: The PNC Solution Loan for Undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half time in a degree or certificate program offers a convenient way to pay for college after you have exhausted your federal loan options. 9. College Ave: The College Ave Student Loan product for undergraduates can help cover tuition and other education costs for students in associates and bachelor's degree programs. 10. NJ Class: If qualified, Eastwick College students may borrow at low interest up to the full cost of the program (less their financial aid received). Rates vary depending on credit history; a supplemental fee is deducted. 11. NJ-GIVS: The Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women and Minorities (NJ-GIVS) will pay up to $2,000 per year to women and minority students who reside in New Jersey for the cost of enrollment in a NJ-GIVS eligible certificate program. 12. Scholarships awarded by the Eastwick Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization: Eligible Eastwick College students may apply for scholarships available through the Eastwick Foundation. Current scholarships are disclosed in the Eastwick Foundation Scholarship Program, which is updated periodically and may be obtained through the admissions department, online at https://eastwick.edu/eastwick-college/financial-aid-information/, or by contacting the Foundation's Executive Director Jeanne M. Patrican (phone: 201.327.8877; jpatrican@eastwick.edu). 13. Eastwick College Book Grant: Eastwick College offers a book grant that is an applied tuition/book discount to offset the cost of textbooks and a laptop. The discount is applied to the student's account each term. The student will be required to complete and sign the Equipment Acknowledgement Form, which outlines the conditions to use the laptop. The cost of the laptop will be charged to the student's account if the student does not complete the program. The Eastwick College Book Grant is awarded to all students through the financial aid office. 14. Waiver of application and registration fees: Prospective students may be eligible for a waiver of the application and registration fees. The information is disclosed in the Policy on Application and Registration Fees, which may be obtained through the admissions department or online at https://eastwick.edu/eastwick-college/financial-aid-information/.

Disability Services:

All students requesting accommodations due to disabilities must register with their state's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The evaluation completed by DVR must be presented to the campus director to determine what reasonable accommodations can be offered.

Admission Requirements:

For admission to Eastwick College, applicants must interview with an admissions representative to obtain information about curriculum characteristics and professional profiles of our programs in each of their areas of interest. Applicants who determine that an Eastwick program is right for them must submit proof of high school completion or GED equivalency, complete and application for admission and take an admission exam.

Applicants to all programs except Bilingual Licensed Practical Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing programs take the Accuplacer exam, which evaluates applicants’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Results from the exam are used to advise applicants about program selection.

Applicants to the Bilingual Licensed Practical Nursing (BLPN) program take the Accuplacer ESL exam, which evaluates reading, sentence meaning, language use, and listening. A score of 75 is required on the ESL Reading Skills, ESL Sentence Meaning, and ESL Language Use sections. A score of 65 is required on the ESL Listening section. If an applicant scores below these requirements, the campus director will conduct a review of the results and issue an admission determination. Applicants to the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) as an admission exam. A composite score of 58.8 is required with the following minimum test component scores: 55 (Math), 50 (English), 70 (Reading), and 55 (Science). Remediation and retake options are available, within specific time frames, for students who fail the composite score or one of the component areas (please see admissions representative for information specific to your case).

The director of admissions oversees the admission process and the campus director makes the final decision for acceptance. Applicants are notified promptly after this review.

Parking Space/Availability:

On-site parking and nearyby spaces available

Mission Statement:

Eastwick College prepares students for meaningful careers in a supportive environment that embraces diversity and
promotes lifelong learning.
Eastwick College’s programs provide students with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of employers and
the community

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

1. To offer relevant programs that meet the demands of the workplace.
2. To foster student engagement and success through excellence in teaching and a focus on student services.
3. To maintain facilities and technological resources that create a stimulating learning environment and
support the college mission.
4. To establish and maintain relationships with communities of interest to further the mission of the college
and seek additional opportunities for our students and alumni.
5. To develop and expand the student's foundation in the following areas of general education: critical
thinking, mathematical reasoning, information literacy, verbal communication, and written communication.

Program History:

Ramsey Campus

Eastwick College Ramsey began as the HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences, established in HoHoKus,
New Jersey in 1968 as a career-oriented school. The HoHoKus School became a leader among proprietary schools
and was recognized as such by many educational, medical, and organizational affiliations. HoHoKus School was one
of the first schools in the United States that was not a traditional 4-year college, whose graduates could sit for
appropriate American Medical Technologist (AMT) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certifications.

HoHoKus School was the first nationally-accredited institution approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing to teach
licensed practical nursing. More than 100 hospitals and medical centers provide clinical rotations and externships for
our students.
The school established articulation agreements with local colleges for the transfer of credits and was chosen by
Thomas Edison State College as the first in the state to be affiliated as a "Degree Partner". Since 1985, the American
Council on Education (ACE) evaluated 167 Eastwick College Ramsey courses and determined that they were
equivalent or similar to those taught at the college level, thus issuing college credit recommendations. Due to its
success and leadership, HoHoKus was often regarded as the most reputable career institution in the tri-state area.
In 2008, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges
and Schools approved HoHoKus' petition to grant associate degrees and become Eastwick College. The
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) granted accreditation in November
2010 to Eastwick College Ramsey's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Surgical Technology program and
in November 2013 to Eastwick College Ramsey's AAS in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography. The Accreditation
Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) granted accreditation to the AAS in Occupational Therapy
Assistant program in 2014. The New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education authorized Eastwick College Ramsey in
2015 to exceed its mission and offer the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography.

Hackensack Campus

Eastwick College Hackensack began as the HoHoKus Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences,
established in 1969 as a career-oriented school. Over the years, the school (along with its sister institutions owned
and operated by Eastwick Education, Inc.) became a leader among proprietary schools and was recognized as such
by many educational, medical, and organizational affiliations. The HoHoKus Hackensack School was one of the first
schools in the United States that was not a traditional 4-year college, whose graduates were allowed to sit for the
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
HoHoKus Hackensack was the first nationally accredited institution approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing
to teach a bilingual licensed practical nursing program.
In 2012, the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education approved the school's petition to become an Eastwick College
campus and grant associate degrees. In 2019, Eastwick College Hackensack implemented the Eastwick International
Study Program in Israel. Eastwick College Hackensack is accredited to award certificates, diplomas, and associate
degrees by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, an organization recognized by the United
States Department of Education.

Nutley Campus

Eastwick College Nutley began as one of the Radio Electronic Television Schools (RETS), the first of which was
established in 1935 in Detroit, Michigan. The New Jersey school was located in Newark when the first students
enrolled in 1957. To accommodate increasing enrollment, the school moved to its present location in 1967. In
1995, RETS was acquired by M. Eastwick Education, Inc. and became the RETS Institute. The name of the school was
changed to HoHoKus RETS-Nutley School of Business, Medical and Technical Sciences in 2005. The institution
became an Eastwick College campus in January 2014. Eastwick College Nutley is accredited to award certificates,
diplomas, and associate degrees by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) granted accreditation in November 2015 to
Eastwick College Nutley's AAS in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography.