Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

A Private, Not-for-Profit, Licensed and Nationally Accredited College of Nursing
Where dreams of a Better Tomorrow Come True … Learn, Grow, Become …
Located at:
5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561)683-1400
Fax: (561)683-6773
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Lois M. Gackenheimer Richards, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President


Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations follows the procedures below for the DHS-SAVE citizenship verification process when Title IV financial aid applicants indicate they are eligible non-citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

  1. If the primary and automated secondary confirmation processes do not confirm eligible Title IV applicant status and the student submits reasonable evidence of eligible status, the school will initiate the paperless third step verification process via the SAVE system. The school will also use the paperless third step verification process if the school has conflicting information on the student’s immigration status after the CPS match.
  2. All students who indicate an eligible status, but whose eligible status is not confirmed by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Central Processing System (CPS) output document, will be given a copy of these procedures.
  3. Students have 30 days from the later of the date the student receives this document, or the date the institution receives ED’s CPS output document to submit documentation for consideration of eligible non-citizen status.
  4. Failure to submit the information by the deadline prevents the institution from disbursing any Title IV funds, or certifying the student as eligible for any Title IV funds.
  5. The institution will not make the decision regarding “eligible non-citizen” status without giving the student the opportunity to submit documentation supporting a claim of eligibility.
  6. Students must submit unexpired documentation of their current immigration status to the Financial Aid Office. The documentation must be official documents from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In order to initiate the required process, students must submit USCIS documents which are legible and which demonstrate their latest status with USCIS.
  7. The institution will initiate the paperless third step verification within 10 business days of receiving both the ED CPS output document and the student’s immigration status documents.
  8. The institution will complete the electronic process on the DHS-SAVE system including uploading the student- provided immigration documents to the student’s record and submit the request. DHS-SAVE should respondwithin 3 to 5 business days.