First, who says that if you take out a loan from a bank, that it has to be listed as a STUDENT loan. Just take out a personal loan, pick up the check/cash from the bank, sign all the paperwork, and take the cash to the school to pay for tuition (or put it into savings so that it will be there when you need it).
Second, to apply for a pell grant, go to www.fafsa.gov
, or whatever that website is, and fill out the online application. It walks you through it completely, and then your school will receive your information and allot what you are approved for, may it be grants, loans, etc, based on family income, etc.
Brookwood does pay back student loans, up to somewhere around 8000 dollars. I believe they also offer scholarships. Also, i am not sure where you live, but Trinity also pays back loans, offers scholarships, and seems to be hiring on a pretty regular basis. There are several openings at Shelby as well, and at Hillcrest (and psych pays much better). Most all assisted living facilities and nursing homes in the area hire regularly.
Keep your head up. There are opportunities out there, you just have to find them.
Do you mind if i ask how much you have left in school???