"people are really hurting financially now ... and most (all?) sources of financial aid are being stretched to the max in an effort to fill the needs of people who are truly unable
to pay for themselves. as an attorney, you have the ability to earn lots of money, save that money, and pay for school out of your own pocket. it may mean that you have to delay your nursing education
... or work as an attorney doing work you don't like ... or put your kids in daycare while you work ... or do something else that you don't like ... but that's the way life is. "
your reply assumes so much, both about my life, and about the way things are when one is an attorney.
you are making a judgment that i should not be allowed to take out a federal loan because i have previous education. i agree that it may not be appropriate to have grants available to people with my education. however, there is no reason to not make federal loans available to people in my situation. this money has to be paid back. for your information, i have never, ever taken any federal grant or loan. my previous education was paid for either through merit based scholarships or through cash. when there is no federal regulation preventing it, the school should not be able to make a judgment about who is 'worthy' or not to receive federal loans as long as all other requirements are met.
again, this school did not say i didn't meet the requirements. they said they would not provide help...period...even though others who have previous bachelors degrees do get help. this sounds very discriminatory.
i have decided that my career and education would be complemented by becoming an rn. healthcare law is very important and an emerging field. in the meantime, the flexibility of bedside nursing is what is best for my family. you have no business deciding that my analysis of our financial and family situation is not valid.
how do you know i am not truly unable to pay for my education? you assume that because i am an attorney that i have more spending money than someone who works at mcdonalds? the old addage about never judging without walking a mile in someone else's shoes....would really do you a lot of good. i will not go into details because i do not need to justify this to you. however, your response is very enlightening - i believe it is exactly the same judgmental attitude that lead to the decision to deny funding - and not following the rules.