GCU Summer 2012 - page 10

Hello, My name is Keisha and I am currently taking the prereqs for GCU's summer 2012 program. Is anyone else thinking about applying? My first choice is the program at St Joe's.... Read More

  1. by   Stoofanie
    I thought it was dumb that they won't provide lunch! I was like really I pay like 17000 a school year!! hahaha. Yeah my stupid loans worry me but I know I'll have a decent job!
  2. by   johnnyarei
    I was thinking the same thing! I told my husband, they're not even going to give us lunch - only snacks are provided! I don't want a snack, I want a meal. As much as we pay, we can't get a sandwich and some chips or something?! Lol. But, you take the good with the bad. I think I'm going to order my stethoscope today. I found one that I like. Its the Littman II SE. I found it for $64 online.
  3. by   Stoofanie
    The stethoscopes are so expensive! I think I'll order mine on my next pay check! then slowly order some books!
  4. by   johnnyarei
    I went ahead an ordered mine because if I didn't, I would probably spend the money! They are SOOO expensive. I wanted the Master Cardiology (Littman), but I didn't want to spend that much money. So, I found a cheaper Littman. Maybe I'll get the Master Cardiology as a graduation present
  5. by   Stoofanie
    Yeah the Cardiologist ones are sooo expensive!! I definitely don't have the money right now to get one! Did you get a fancy color or just a black one?? I noticed a lot of the Littman ones had various colors!
  6. by   johnnyarei
    It's carribean blue. I got my name engraved on it too!
  7. by   Stoofanie
    What website did you get yours from?!
  8. by   johnnyarei
  9. by   Stoofanie
    I'll look and compare all the prices. I'm very excited! Especially to try on the scrubs hope I look good in purple!
  10. by   johnnyarei
    I don't think I'm going to try them on. I think I'll just order them from the website. I'm excited too!
  11. by   futrnursekj
    Wow, it's interesting to see that both of you are having "difficulty" with your financial advisors too. I left my meeting a week ago more confused and lost than before! lol He just kept telling me I can apply for loans where ever I wanted and didn't even know if the financial aid amount he was quoting me was going to be accurate...he knew I was coming three weeks ahead of time, but didn't send the email out to verify things until the day I was coming...I'm still waiting! Fortunately, I'll be ok financial for the first level, so I have time to work things out.

    Thanks for the website for the stethescopes...I want to buy my soon too! Exciiiiting!! I did buy some of the books that were suggested by someone else on this thread. Some of them were a little $$, but I've been buying them one by one so I don't go into shock when I look at the bill! Ha!

    April 6th will be here before we know it. Maybe they'll surprise us with lunch!?!? *wishful thinking*
  12. by   Stoofanie
    Haha yeah I've heard the GCU financial counselors are not anything to brag about! Will gave me the estimated quotes based on my FASFA, which will most likely change now that I have to file. I'm sure I'll be okay for the first school year. I'm just disappointed now that I probably won't get the full pell grant now that i have to file too as dependent. I think we decided i'll do the pell grant and stuff for summer and then loans for the fall. then we'll decide from there.

    Futnursekj does your financial aid counselor want you to apply for private loans??

    I feel like GCU would surprise us with cheese and crackers before real food hahaha.
  13. by   johnnyarei
    I just felt that the whole "financial meeting" was a joke. First of all, he called me - 30 minutes late! He did not even tell me all of my options. I was basically in tears after the phone call because I thought that I had to pay the full amount each semester 30 days before the 1st day of classes. So, I called back the next day and he was on vacation (rolls eyes). So, he left the name of a contact person in his VM. So, I called her and she told me about the payment plan. He didn't even mention it! Then, he said I could try a private loan through Wells Fargo. Which I did not want to do. But, out of curiosity, I called them. They said that they were not even "contracted" with GCU and that I could not take out a loan with them for GCU. I was so upset. Not only was he NOT HELPFUL, but he gave me inaccurate information.

    So, I told my admissions rep that I do not want to talk with him EVER again! Anytime I have a question, I contact my admissions rep and she gets back with me with the answer.