Can't afford nursing school

  1. 0 This is more like a vent. I got accepted into nursing school but I'm $5000 short. I already have fed loans but it just wasn't enough. I'm not against private loans I'm just not able to get one. I don't have any credit and my mom has bad credit and student loans that she still owes. I feel like this is my only chance so I just have to do what I have to do.
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    About zhightower

    Joined May '11; Posts: 20.

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  3. Visit  missnurse01 profile page
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    holy crap where are you going that you need more than what fed loans are to pay for tuition!!!! yikes! good luck
  4. Visit  HeatherMax profile page
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    Have you looked for grants? There is a TON of money out there, but it takes effort and time to find it and jump through all the hoops to get it. Good Luck!
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    @missnurse01 Chamberlain College of Nursing
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    @HeatherMax I just need the loan to get me through the first semester which starts in a couple weeks. I plan on applying but I dont have enough time being that classes start in a couple weeks
  7. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    You can afford nursing school. You can't afford a for-profit school. Do yourself a favor and find a cheaper place. You'll be grateful 5, 10, 15 years from now!
    twinmommy+2 and mmw99 like this.
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    I've tried regular colleges I've been waitlisted and denied this is the only one I got accepted in. I'm just taking what I can
  9. Visit  HeatherMax profile page
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    $665 per redit hour! Holy CRAP! I have never seen one that high before! WoW!!!!! How many years as a nurse will it take to pay that off? Holy crap!
  10. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from zhightower
    I've tried regular colleges I've been waitlisted and denied this is the only one I got accepted in. I'm just taking what I can
    I understand that. But if you can't pay for it, I'm not really sure how it's an option either. Have you tried applying for scholarships? Obviously you wouldn't have them in a couple weeks, but I know Chaimberland has pretty frequent start dates, and could take you when you're more prepared.
  11. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I think it is better to wait it out on a waitlist rather than pay so much for Chamberlain. Seriously, that is way too much for tuition & you are still 5k short... I know community colleges where the whole program costs just that little.
  12. Visit  zhightower profile page
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    They have other start dates I'm just really frustrated and tired of waiting.
  13. Visit  missnurse01 profile page
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    I understand being tired of waiting, it does suck. However I also know people coming out of school 60 grand in debt and 5 years later, are still massively under the table and can't even think of grad school b/c of the debt they have now. Good luck with your decision!
  14. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from zhightower
    They have other start dates I'm just really frustrated and tired of waiting.
    Indefinitely understand that. I think a lot of us have tales of having to delay our starting or finishing for a ton of different reasons. It's tough. But it's also part of life and being an adult, unfortunately. Road blocks everywhere.


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