Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 11

I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?... Read More

  1. by   albpreemieRN
    good luck to you in your endeavors!! It will work out for you one way or another

    Quote from tsalagicara
    Hi ladies, sorry to say that I can't go to DSON after all. My mom doesn't want to be the co-signer for such a big loan, and I have no one else with great credit willing to co-sign with me. I wish there were other financial aid available, because it's a good school. However, for me, the Sallie Mae loan would have had a variable interest rate of 11%, and the payment after I graduate would have been about $520 a month. There's no way I can afford that, even as an RN, not with a child and several other bills to pay. It's too bad. I will be going to Concorde, however, for their LPN program. It's not cheap, but I will get full Pell grant for both financial years and Stafford loans, so that should cover it. Good luck to all of you that are DSON students and those considering going to DSON. I wish that others won't have as much financial difficulty with it as me. Best wishes to all future nurses!
  2. by   salsaking
    Anyone can co-sign for you for the Sallie Mae loan..... the interest of the loan is what kills you though. I wish the loan didn't begin accruing interest until after you graduate, how do they expect you to pay the interest on a 36,000 loan while attending school on a full time basis? Didn't they strongly discourage working while attending school? Once I get a loan (if I get one) then I will have to worry about getting a job that can fit around my schedule because I will need to support myself somehow.
  3. by   albpreemieRN
    I agree, it really doesn't make a lot of sense. I wish the school took federal loans, that would make life so much easier. I am hoping to get a student loan through my credit union which will have much lower interest and won't accrue until after school ends. Where are you planning on moving? Where do you live now and where did you attend for your pre-reqs? I am in Mission Viejo and attended Saddleback College.



    "Anyone can co-sign for you for the Sallie Mae loan..... the interest of the loan is what kills you though. I wish the loan didn't begin accruing interest until after you graduate, how do they expect you to pay the interest on a 36,000 loan while attending school on a full time basis? Didn't they strongly discourage working while attending school? Once I get a loan (if I get one) then I will have to worry about getting a job that can fit around my schedule because I will need to support myself somehow."
  4. by   salsaking
    I've lived in Long Beach and Fullerton for the last couple of years. I attended Cypress and Fullerton college for my prereqs. I'm not quite sure where I'm gonna live, I'll probably rent a room somewhere near the Denver area. Is your family/fiancee moving over with you too?
  5. by   albpreemieRN
    good deal, where have you been applying? Going to look around in the Denver area, my fiance is moving with me. I'm really excited and ready to get going!!
  6. by   salsaking
    I've applied at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State LA, Cypress, Harbor, Long beach city, and El Camino....... got tired of all the rejections and waitlists.
  7. by   GizmosMom
    From salsaking:

    I wish the loan didn't begin accruing interest until after you graduate, how do they expect you to pay the interest on a 36,000 loan while attending school on a full time basis?

    You've got to pay interest on the loan WHILE IN SCHOOL? I didn't know that

    Didn't they strongly discourage working while attending school?

    Yep. If you've gotta' pay interest WHILE IN SCHOOL, I don't know how I can do it either. I don't know how anyone can do it. Oh I know - You just tap your trust fund :chuckle
  8. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from salsaking
    I've applied at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State LA, Cypress, Harbor, Long beach city, and El Camino....... got tired of all the rejections and waitlists.
    Same here, I applied at Saddleback and Golden West. There is a minimum 3 yr wait. I've waited 2, I can't wait any longer. If I have some debt when I'm out so be it, I gotta move on with my life.
  9. by   salsaking
    Quote from GizmosMom
    From salsaking:

    I wish the loan didn't begin accruing interest until after you graduate, how do they expect you to pay the interest on a 36,000 loan while attending school on a full time basis?

    You've got to pay interest on the loan WHILE IN SCHOOL? I didn't know that

    Didn't they strongly discourage working while attending school?

    Yep. If you've gotta' pay interest WHILE IN SCHOOL, I don't know how I can do it either. I don't know how anyone can do it. Oh I know - You just tap your trust fund :chuckle


    Yeah it's really discouraging. I guess you can just let the interest balloon for a couple of years and end up paying 70K+ in the end.
  10. by   GizmosMom
    From tsala:

    I will be going to Concorde, however, for their LPN program. It's not cheap, but I will get full Pell grant for both financial years and Stafford loans, so that should cover it.

    That's good news I know how you feel about DSON, though - seems like a good school but trying to finance is a bear. I'm still looking at Concorde but the cost is scary there, too. However like you (even though I'm no youngun' :chuckle ) I want a good job that's always been a dream for me in many ways and the thought of getting "just a job" somewhere is very depressing

    What time are you starting the LPN at Concorde? I know there's a class starting this April 21 and then I think there's one three months later.

    Just a thought, but if you can get Pell and Stafford for the LPN program at Concorde, did you look into using Pell/Stafford for their RN program which starts July 7???

    Good things will happen for all of us - I have to believe that - because none of us trying so hard are giving up
  11. by   GizmosMom
    From salsaking:

    Yeah it's really discouraging. I guess you can just let the interest balloon for a couple of years and end up paying 70K+ in the end.

    Such a bummer - you're either faced with a very, very long wait that may not be possible to wait out or you've got a big bill at the end of it. The light at the end of the tunnel is that you would have a profession and not "just a job" that you take just to get by.

    BTW: I lived in LA a long time ago and there's no way I could afford my old apartment there now.
  12. by   salsaking
    Quote from bfrdncr41
    Same here, I applied at Saddleback and Golden West. There is a minimum 3 yr wait. I've waited 2, I can't wait any longer. If I have some debt when I'm out so be it, I gotta move on with my life.
    Yeah same here, I've waited a year and a half and it feels like such a waste of time. I just want to get school over with and get my career going already. Now my only question is, how much debt is too much debt?
  13. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from salsaking
    Yeah it's really discouraging. I guess you can just let the interest balloon for a couple of years and end up paying 70K+ in the end.
    I think the best thing to do is try to save up now and pay as much as you can with cash.
    How do you figure Sallie Mae will double by the time we are out of school? The interest rate is about 5%

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