Financial Aid HELP!!!

  1. I got accepted into the general studies at the nursing school that I want to go to, and will start the nursing program fall '05. I even (through pell grant, oig and fed loans) have my tuition taken care of.
    Now my problem is trying to get a student loan for my living expenses. I've applied to two already and have been turned down. What do I do if I can't get a student loan? Is there someplace that anybody knows of that will give a student loan even if you don't have perfect credit???
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   MelH
    Okay..here is the answer to your prayers (If you haven't already found an answer) Go to Bank One and look for the edu loan. It got me thru nursing school and gives you enough time to start work before you have to pay it off. Good luck and please let me know if it works.also the rates on these are great!!!! Good luck!
    Quote from Deb123j
    I got accepted into the general studies at the nursing school that I want to go to, and will start the nursing program fall '05. I even (through pell grant, oig and fed loans) have my tuition taken care of.
    Now my problem is trying to get a student loan for my living expenses. I've applied to two already and have been turned down. What do I do if I can't get a student loan? Is there someplace that anybody knows of that will give a student loan even if you don't have perfect credit???
  4. by   Deb123j
    Quote from MelH
    Okay..here is the answer to your prayers (If you haven't already found an answer) Go to Bank One and look for the edu loan. It got me thru nursing school and gives you enough time to start work before you have to pay it off. Good luck and please let me know if it works.also the rates on these are great!!!! Good luck!
    Great thanks for the advise!!!
    I'm looking at it now, did you use the College Planning and Federal Education Loans or the Education One loan???
  5. by   heatherbless
    Quote from Deb123j
    I got accepted into the general studies at the nursing school that I want to go to, and will start the nursing program fall '05. I even (through pell grant, oig and fed loans) have my tuition taken care of.
    Now my problem is trying to get a student loan for my living expenses. I've applied to two already and have been turned down. What do I do if I can't get a student loan? Is there someplace that anybody knows of that will give a student loan even if you don't have perfect credit???
    I do believe that the stafford loan does not require a credit check--if you got a pell grant ---I do not know why you would not be eligible....go talk to the financila aid office/hty
  6. by   Deb123j
    Quote from heatherbless
    I do believe that the stafford loan does not require a credit check--if you got a pell grant ---I do not know why you would not be eligible....go talk to the financila aid office/hty
    I was able to get a stafford loan, but it's just not enough I have my tuition and books paid for but still need loans for living expenses.
  7. by   MelH
    If you go to the edu one it should give you info on credit if that is a concern for you. I got a huge loan to pay off credit cards so that I could afford day care while I was in nursing school. I just graduated and am going to start paying on it in Dec. I tell you it's the best way to go. Good luck.
  8. by   mscsrjhm
    govbenefits.gov can help find grants/scholarships/loans

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