I feel your pain. Fill out the FAFSA anyway even if you don't think you'll qualify for free money. See what happens. Go to Fastweb.com and plug in your information, scholarships will come up for you and apply for all that you can. Also go to scholarshipcoach.com- it is a great site for finding money for school.
Also if you get really desperate you can accept the Federal Loans, Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized. There are also nursing loans out there for many states.
Last but not least the first thing you should do is consult the Financial Aid Office at the school that you want to attend. They might be very helpful to you. Sorry I didn't mention that first!
You can go online to enter your FAFSA info, even if you don't have your taxes done, if you do, it's even better. You need to do this before you accept any loans, IF that is what you decide to do.
My thinking is that If the only way one can go back to school is to do it by taking loans out IT IS WORTH IT. The Federal loans you don't have to pay back until you are out of school for 6 months. Ask about the difference between Sub and Unsub or send me a personal message and I can explain it to you. Also, you need to be at least part-time to get the Federal loans.
Sorry I can't help more with Free money, don't give up, talk to the Financial Aid Office and be persistent !!
Good Luck, mkue