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How is Life After Graduating from Chamberlain as an RN?

  1. 1 Hi,

    So I want to get someone's perspective on life after grad from this school. My tuition will be about 50 K, but if I'm successful and graduate, will I be struggling financially to pay back these loans? I know nursing in my area of GA make around 23 an hour or 50k per yr. I really wanted to save about 2 yrs to get a nice home as roght now my family lives with my in laws to help us get through school.

    We're the bills really high and take up a lot of your income as new nurses? Did you wish you had gone to another program? I know I can get into this program, but I need to be sure of what signing myself up for. I am married with 1 son so I really want to make the best decision for us. Chberlain may be my only option bc i was dismissed from my last program since I wasn't successfulfilled with my readmission.

    Thanks for any advice!

    NNM
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  3. Visit  NurseElizabeth13 profile page
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    Generally speaking coming from any nursing school life should be a bit better than before. I didn't attend this school for LPN or RN school but I went to others schools with high tuition and I'm currently paying them now. Do I regret my decision? No, sometimes you just have to pay a little extra in order to become a nurse. If I would of waited for my local community college I probably wouldn't be licensed yet or even in he nursing program since they are all competitive.

    Trust me, you won't regret your decision, you'll be able to provide for yourself and your child in no time.
  4. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Take a look at the online student loan calculators to see what your monthly payment is going to be for your loans. That will tell you if you're going to be able to afford the payments in your budget.
  5. Visit  NeoNatMom profile page
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    Quote from NurseElizabeth13
    Generally speaking coming from any nursing school life should be a bit better than before. I didn't attend this school for LPN or RN school but I went to others schools with high tuition and I'm currently paying them now. Do I regret my decision? No, sometimes you just have to pay a little extra in order to become a nurse. If I would of waited for my local community college I probably wouldn't be licensed yet or even in he nursing program since they are all competitive.

    Trust me, you won't regret your decision, you'll be able to provide for yourself and your child in no time.
    Thanks for your experience and insight! I am trying to find out whether or not Athens tech (ADN program about 1 hr from where I live) would consider me or not. If not, Chamberlain will be right there waiting for me. I just need to know if they can guarantee that my dismissal wont keep me from at the very least applying.

    I pray so bc if they say I can still apply, I will be putting off school 1 more year to wait for their next cohort to start. If I dont wait bc come to find out I cant apply, I can start ASAP at Chamberlain. They are super flexible, which I like.

    NNM
  6. Visit  NeoNatMom profile page
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    Quote from SopranoKris
    Take a look at the online student loan calculators to see what your monthly payment is going to be for your loans. That will tell you if you're going to be able to afford the payments in your budget.
    How do I find out which loans to input in the calculator? I haven't been accepted or anything, so I don't quite know which loans I would get, the interest, whether it would be sub/unsubsidized, etc...

    Thanks for the tip btw!

    NNM
  7. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from NeoNatMom
    How do I find out which loans to input in the calculator? I haven't been accepted or anything, so I don't quite know which loans I would get, the interest, whether it would be sub/unsubsidized, etc...

    Thanks for the tip btw!

    NNM
    Are you applying for Federal aid? If so, use those student loan types to calculate.
  8. Visit  Buyer beware profile page
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    OP,
    According to (collegescorecard.ed.gov) the average cost of tuition at Chamberlain would be 30K/per year and that does not include books and sundry clinical fees.
    As this is a for profit school, by far the majority of students use Federal Title IV loans to pay 90% of this tuition. The other 10% comes out of the student's pocket.
    If you think this is "paying a little more" to become a nurse, I don't know what to say.
    But I think you may want to consider alternative means to become an RN.
  9. Visit  NeoNatMom profile page
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    I have been dismissed from my first program, not leaving many options for me. I have the financial cost sheet. I will only need the nursing courses done there, saving me a lot on tuition a fees.

    I'm seeking the knowledge and advice from students whom have completed a bsn at chamberlain to see, based on new grad income, how hard it is to pay monthly while trying to buy a home and have financial independence.

    I do appreciate you advice, but for some, this is the only (best) option.

    Thanks again
  10. Visit  martaturner311 profile page
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    Hey everybody, I have a question about financial aid! I heard that Chamberlain tuition is 65K+ for the program. What happens if you only have a capped amount left for sub/unsub loans? Where do you come up with the difference? I am worried about this because I have thought about the public service loan forgiveness program, which gets rid of your loans after 10 years of full-time employment in public service, but private loans do not qualify for this forgiveness. Any advice?

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