california option

  1. 1. have any of you used the 30 unit option ?

    2. have any of you attended one of those pricey private lvn programs such as bryman, maric etc. if so how much in loans did you owe when the program was done and how much did you pay out of your own pocket?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    1. I saw the California 30-unit option, but it didn't appeal to me.

    2. I attended a Los Angeles area LVN program and financed the entire $19,995 tuition with a Sallie Mae loan.
  4. by   suzanne4
    30 option plan is only good in CA, you will never be able to work in another state as an RN with that. Meaning that you will never be able to endorse as an RN. Not a good idea.

    There is never any guarantee that you will always be in CA........nothing in life is guaranteed. You always want to be able to keep your options open for what ever will come up.
  5. by   iluvmynavyman
    is it hard to qualify for a studentloan?
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from iluvmynavyman
    is it hard to qualify for a studentloan?
    It was quite easy for me to qualify for a student loan due to an excellent credit history and FICO scores over 700. If you have bad credit, your options are somewhat limited.
  7. by   Hoping LVN2BSN
    Quote from iluvmynavyman
    1. have any of you used the 30 unit option ?

    2. have any of you attended one of those pricey private lvn programs such as bryman, maric etc. if so how much in loans did you owe when the program was done and how much did you pay out of your own pocket?

    I go to Concorde, it's private and $23,000. I had absolutely no problem getting a federal loan, haven't met anyone who has. That's all I have and that covered about $19,000. The rest is out of pocket that I have 5 years to repay at $100/month.
  8. by   navynurse06
    $23,000....$19,000.....that's way more than what I paid for a BSN! OUCH! I'm glad I didn't go to school in CA!
  9. by   caliotter3
    My daughter attended a private LVN program with loans as part of the financial aid "package". From her description of the results, she was not appropriately counseled about the process in the beginning. This does not surprise me at all, because the same thing happened to me when I sought financial aid for a BSN. I think many people go into shock when payback time starts after leaving the school program. The horrendous amounts that are ultimately financed are that much harder to pay back when the education (completed successfully or not) does not immediately lead to stable employment in the field one trained in. Since my daughter is a grown adult with children to support it is very difficult for me to categorically state that this was totally a poor life choice on her part. Some of it is hard sell by the institutions. ((One of her classmates could not get a license due to legal problems which the school was aware of going in, was it wise for them to put her through the program? Maybe not.))
  10. by   Hoping LVN2BSN
    Quote from navynurse06
    $23,000....$19,000.....that's way more than what I paid for a BSN! OUCH! I'm glad I didn't go to school in CA!

    Lol, it's not that bad at public schools! Just the private schools like the one I'm going to, had I gone to a CC, I would have paid a little less than $2000, but I would have had to wait 2 or 3 years, that's the trade off. I'm in a Navy family and I don't have 3 years to wait anywhere.

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