Recent/Current West Coast Uni students?

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    Hi all,
    I'm a new mom and am looking to go to school next year for either my LVN or RN. All community colleges in my area have 4+ years of waiting lists, and private LVN programs are about 36K. We have $$ saved up and my hubby makes a steady living, so I am looking into WCU. I have read numerous posts about this school but a lot of them are outdated, and as they recently received their WASC accreditation, I would like some updated info on them. I'd like to know about your experiences, cost, faculty, class difficulty, and schedule... He works nights so I'd IDEALLY like day time classes for the most part. Also, how is employment for WCU grads? Thanks in advance!
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    I have not personally attended, but know a couple people who have. I wanted to attend, but with tuition over $100,000 it's not at all possible for me.
    It is a sister company of American Career College, so many of the policies and etc are the same.
    One RN I know graduated and she said she loved it! She said she recommends it, for those who can afford. The other person I knew was still an undergrad, but she was telling me about her experiences which included high stress (I'm sure they're ALL high stress, though) and multiple loans that need to be taken out each term. She said she had friends that didn't qualify for the next round of loans and had to drop out. That people had so many different loans and each family member co-signing on one loan or another for this school. Kind of sad. A racket.
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    Tuition is $132,000 for their generic BSN program, which would result in student loan payments that exceed $1,500 monthly over 10 years if you obtain an interest rate of 6.8 percent.

    Due to the lagging economic situation, many new grads are not finding jobs in most parts of CA. One of my former coworkers is a WCU graduate with $90,000 in student loan debt and is working two jobs in Texas because she could not find an RN job in California.
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    Thank you, that is a crap ton of debt! I just came across an LVN program that costs $20k, lowest in my area as I live in the OC. Maybe I'll start out with that for now...
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Tuition is $132,000 for their generic BSN program, which would result in student loan payments that exceed $1,500 monthly over 10 years if you obtain an interest rate of 6.8 percent.

    Due to the lagging economic situation, many new grads are not finding jobs in most parts of CA. One of my former coworkers is a WCU graduate with $90,000 in student loan debt and is working two jobs in Texas because she could not find an RN job in California.

    but if you take your pre-reqs at comminity college, and transfer them over you can lower the tuition quite a bit..
    ive heard conflicting reports about transferring courses to the school though?


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