I can give you a little help. I just saw a post of yours on another thread and thought I'd clarify something for you. Gateway is a 2 year ADN program that awards an associate degree in nursing. The only diploma program in Ct is at Bridgeport Hospital. Both, diploma and ADN will allow you to become a RN. There are quite a few schools in Ct that have 2 year RN programs. The community colleges are the most reasonably priced by far. Gateway, Norwalk, Three Rivers, Capital, and NVCC all have ADN nursing programs
. Goodwin college and ST. Vincent's also have 2 year programs, however they are private and very expensive. I applied to Gateway, Goodwin, and St. Vincent's because they have evening classes available. I was accepted to all three, but I have chosen to accept at Gateway. Gateway is a newer program so it wasn't accredited at first. Now, it is accredited by NLN so I don't see why there would not be financial aid available. The tuition is very reasonable at the community colleges and they offer a payment plan. All the community colleges are extremely competitive. Most look solely at GPA, sometimes based only on certain classes. This next year the Ct community colleges are going to be implementing a plan that makes all of them have the exact same pre-requisites and criteria for admission. I have my orientation at Gateway on May 2nd. If I can be of any further help let me know.