I am 35, married, and work full-time. I have been accepted into the fall 2004 nursing program at the local community college. I filled out the FAFSA and it said my EFC is $8200 (yeah, right) :chuckle . I have already adjusted my hours at work to some evenings and every weekend so I can have time for school and studying. Now, I just need to be able to pay for school. My salary all goes to living expenses. Tuition and books are around $3000 per semester. Most of the programs through my school are either for people with low to no income, high school seniors, or local hospital programs for people already in clinicals. Anyway, my question is since my state does not offer any loan repayment programs or state-funded scholarships
, would it be a complete waste of my time to apply for other state programs even though I am not a resident of that state, but willing to move there to work upon graduation? I have searched DiscoverNursing.com and FastWeb.com and they all say you must be a resident, but there are several for states like California and Texas. Just thought I would ask. My last resort will be a Stafford Loan. Thanks to all!