I am attending a community college in CA and I am starting a 2 year ADN program in August. I have been denied financial aid due to "excessive units". I have one A.A. and my I completed all my BSN transfer courses while waiting to get into the RN program.
All my previous courses (with exception of Microbiology) have been paid for out of my own pocket and completed within the expected number of units however the financial aid dept is refusing to budge. I'm carrying a 3.78 GPA.
I currently work as a paramedic and my income has significantly decreased since going back to school last year. I honestly do not know how I'm going to make it through nursing school without help.
I have applied for as many scholarships as I can find and have been awarded two and that is the only thing keeping me enrolled for the upcoming semester.
Due to the ruling by the financial aid dept, I am not even eligible for student loans!!! I do not make enough money or own anything that can be used for collateral for private loans...
Does anyone have any suggestions? If you made it through without nursing school, how did you do it?
Thanks so much!!