How did/do you pay for nursing school? - page 2
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Nursing school is expensive. Many people have used student loans, scholarships, VA loans, grants, and even worked through school to pay for their education. The main reason for this thread is to provide information for people... Read More
- 2Oct 4, '12 by man-nurse2bQuote from msn10goodness, didnt u feel like a zombie in school? when did you study?I worked full-time nights 11-7 and went to school during the day - sometimes till 4pm if necessary. Slept on nights off or weekends. Guess I'm old school but I don't owe anybody anything which I love.
- 1Oct 4, '12 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorLVN program (2005): Completely financed with a private Sallie Mae career training loan.
RN completion program (2010): Financed partially with Stafford government student loans. I was also working full-time as an LVN in a nursing home while attending school, so I made cash payments of $500 per month to the school to minimize the borrowing of federal student loan funds.
- 1Oct 4, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Husband went to Iraq for 6 months...that and his other 6 months of active duty qualified him for post 9/11 GI bill and he transferred it to me, which paid for most of it. The rest I paid by externing and working part time for my old law office. It felt great to come out debt free instead of with 65K of loans from law school.
- 2Oct 4, '12 by Wrench PartyWorked full time while taking pre-reqs, posted a 4.0 GPA to apply to nursing school, then flipped to working half time
while in school full time. Used that pretty GPA to get scholarships, I only work now to cover living expenses and bills.
I don't owe anyone any money. What a great feeling!
- 0Oct 4, '12 by lemmyghow did you find time to study!? and projects, papers and clinical assignments!? I was working weekends but now barely can do that because I am so busy. Most of my classmates all quit their jobs and are all on loans now. I thought I could get scholarships because I have always been an A student. But in my program you need 90% for an A, 70% to pass...sign. You are an Idol.
- 1Oct 4, '12 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from lemmygIn my program 94% was an 'A' grade, 85% was a 'B' and 77% was a 'C.' Anything less than 77% was considered a failing grade.But in my program you need 90% for an A, 70% to pass...sign.
Therefore, my former classmates and I would have loved a 90-80-70% grading scale because it would have saved many students from flunking out of school.