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So, I have 9 more months 'til I'm a nurse and can make my own $$ and very possibly leave my alcoholic husband. I'm really excited and hoping these last 9 months will fly by & I'll be on my way to a... Read More

  1. by   lannisz
    Hi, I didn't read all the postings, but maybe some of US would have the books you need? They might be older versions, but what the heck, it's a start. Post your list on here of what you need. One of us surely may be able to pass them on? Or PM me directly. Good luck and DON'T GIVE UP - you are so close to finishing and your "teenage drama queens" will follow your good example some day! (I know mine did!)
  2. by   Curious1alwys
    Yes, what are the names of the books you need???
  3. by   smoo
    I don't have any of the books to send you, but I just wanted to give encouragement.........Don't stop now, you can do this, If there is a will there is a way. It is really amazing how nice people can be, I've been reading all these posts with tears in my eyes (old softie at heart) I wish you the best of luck and you will be in my thought and prayers to help you get through this. I'm sorry to hear about your kid's friends also, that is awful. I just gave my lil one a great big hug!! Good Luck and hang in there, you can do this!!!!

    smoo
  4. by   SVN Felicia
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    So, I have 9 more months 'til I'm a nurse and can make my own $$ and very possibly leave my alcoholic husband.
    I'm really excited and hoping these last 9 months will fly by & I'll be on my way to a better life for my children and myself.

    Because we have 7 kids, I've been "randomly" chosen all semesters excpet for 1 by the FAFSA people to be "reviewed" before they will approve my financial aid and loans. From what I've been told, the 7 kids issue automatically triggers a review. Its getting to be a pain in the butt and I can hardly see how its random. But, its fairly easy to get through, just extra stuff that annoys me to have to waste my time to deal with.

    So, again, about 3 weeks ago I get the letter from my schools financial aid dept saying that I've been chosen for review. Big surprise there.
    I gather my paperwork, tax forms, ect and drive to my school 45 mins away and stand in the darned financial aid line for over an hour. Give them my papers, ect and ask for my book voucher.
    I'm told to come back in 4 weeks for my voucher, thats when my review will be processed. Ummm.....school starts in 2 days.....I have almost 400.00 in books to buy. We have assignments from day 1 of classes, I know this because we already have our day to day schedules.

    Seems the school changed the way they do things and now don't give out vouchers for books (extending credit to you in the school bookstore - you sign a form saying that if financial aid doesnt come through, you owe the school $$). Thats the way its been for the 3 years I've been a student there.
    So, I'm on my own. I don't have $400.00 I won't have $400.00 anytime soon.
    I don't have any credit cards. I don't have family that will help. Heck, I'm getting so desperate that I would have gone and written a bad check for my books & paid the check off when my $$ came in, if my husband hadn't gotten our account closed recently.
    School starts in less than 2 days!!! I have no books!!!

    I called and spoke to a financial aid manager and basically, I'm just plain old S.O.L.
    I'm really mad that they changed the way they handeled this with no warning at all. :angryfire
    If I would have had some warning, I could have probably tucked away some money for some of the books at least.
    I emailed my instructors and there isn't anything they can do to help. To make it worse, I was trying to find them used but the books I need this semester look to all be new editions, so nothing is available used at a good used price. I did find one but after shipping, it would be the same as if I got it at the bookstore.

    I am soooooo discouraged. I can't think of any alternative than to drop out of the program. I can do that, but there are no guarantees that a seat will reopen for me in the program.

    I know there isnt much anyone can say, I guess I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening.
    Your library should have books to let you check out for the semester. Try that!!!
  5. by   NICU_nurse2b
    Quote from nurse2be2008
    You can buy college textbooks at walmart.com and they offer a bill me later option. I got all my nursing texts from them and my bill is just $10/month. Oh, and you can choose the overnight shipping option. Hope this helps. Good luck.
    WOW!! That is awesome! Never heard of that! I still need two books. I guess I will go to walmart.com next!
  6. by   nurse2be2008
    "WOW!! That is awesome! Never heard of that! I still need two books. I guess I will go to walmart.com next!"




    I thought it was awsome too! They have all the newest nursing books. You just punch in the ISBN number to make sure you get the right edition. The prices are great too! Every book I purchased was a few bucks cheaper than other sites were selling them for. Well, I'm glad the info was helpful.
  7. by   justpoorfect
    Does your school have a Non-Traditional Students office? Ours offers textbook scholarships for people in need.

    BTW, you people are wonderful, trying to "pay it forward" as you are. LOVE IT!!
  8. by   rn/writer
    I'll write more later when I'm on a school computer. Thanks again for
    everything.
    Oh, and last night three of my childrens classmates were killed in a firey car crash, ages 10, 11 & 12 - one more is in critical condition as are two adults - hug your loved ones an extra bunch - our time here is so short (this has me really upset today - soooooo tragic)
    I'm so sorry to hear about these children. Something like that truly puts our day-to-day problems in perspective.

    You've gotten many gret suggestions on this thread, but I hope what you've gotten as well is the knowledge that you aren't in this alone. You WILL get through the next nine months and make yourself and your children (and us!) proud. And then you will go on to become a capable and caring nurse.

    We believe in you.
  9. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    So, I have 9 more months 'til I'm a nurse and can make my own $$ and very possibly leave my alcoholic husband.
    I'm really excited and hoping these last 9 months will fly by & I'll be on my way to a better life for my children and myself.

    Because we have 7 kids, I've been "randomly" chosen all semesters excpet for 1 by the FAFSA people to be "reviewed" before they will approve my financial aid and loans. From what I've been told, the 7 kids issue automatically triggers a review. Its getting to be a pain in the butt and I can hardly see how its random. But, its fairly easy to get through, just extra stuff that annoys me to have to waste my time to deal with.

    So, again, about 3 weeks ago I get the letter from my schools financial aid dept saying that I've been chosen for review. Big surprise there.
    I gather my paperwork, tax forms, ect and drive to my school 45 mins away and stand in the darned financial aid line for over an hour. Give them my papers, ect and ask for my book voucher.
    I'm told to come back in 4 weeks for my voucher, thats when my review will be processed. Ummm.....school starts in 2 days.....I have almost 400.00 in books to buy. We have assignments from day 1 of classes, I know this because we already have our day to day schedules.

    Seems the school changed the way they do things and now don't give out vouchers for books (extending credit to you in the school bookstore - you sign a form saying that if financial aid doesnt come through, you owe the school $$). Thats the way its been for the 3 years I've been a student there.
    So, I'm on my own. I don't have $400.00 I won't have $400.00 anytime soon.
    I don't have any credit cards. I don't have family that will help. Heck, I'm getting so desperate that I would have gone and written a bad check for my books & paid the check off when my $$ came in, if my husband hadn't gotten our account closed recently.
    School starts in less than 2 days!!! I have no books!!!

    I called and spoke to a financial aid manager and basically, I'm just plain old S.O.L.
    I'm really mad that they changed the way they handeled this with no warning at all. :angryfire
    If I would have had some warning, I could have probably tucked away some money for some of the books at least.
    I emailed my instructors and there isn't anything they can do to help. To make it worse, I was trying to find them used but the books I need this semester look to all be new editions, so nothing is available used at a good used price. I did find one but after shipping, it would be the same as if I got it at the bookstore.

    I am soooooo discouraged. I can't think of any alternative than to drop out of the program. I can do that, but there are no guarantees that a seat will reopen for me in the program.

    I know there isnt much anyone can say, I guess I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening.
    I don't see how the financial aid office can legally do this...atleast 2 days before class begins. How can they expect you to go without your text books? And if it's going to take 4 weeks what about your tuition? I know at my school it has to be paid within the first couple days of class. If they're reviewing your funds doesn't this include your tuition as as well? This doesn't sound right to me. Call FAFSA themselves and speak to someone and go around the school. I hope you get things squared away. Good luck to you.
  10. by   mixyRN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Hi everyone,
    I'm on my home computer and I have to be quick, as it has decided to shut down randomly all the time. (thought it was a virus, but it seems to be that the CPU overheats...)
    Anyhow,
    I just wanted to say how blessed I feel. So much compassion, kindness, support and encouragement for a stanger, its amazing. I'm sitting here reading through the whole thread sobbing - y'all are such a blessing to me.

    Thanks to the some generous people here I think all that is left that I need is the big huge med surg book and study guide.
    I called the school library and they dont have it, but may be getting it.
    I'm going to email my instructor right now if my computer continues to cooperate to ask if there is an extra book he has or if he has any suggestions.

    I called the manager of the school bookstore thats now "taken over" by Barnes and Noble. Basically she said that its not the decision of the local managers but its a "corporate thing." Blech...

    I'll write more later when I'm on a school computer. Thanks again for
    everything.
    Oh, and last night three of my childrens classmates were killed in a firey car crash, ages 10, 11 & 12 - one more is in critical condition as are two adults - hug your loved ones an extra bunch - our time here is so short (this has me really upset today - soooooo tragic)
    have you checked into the Wal-Mart idea yet? I am really curious to see if this will work for you. I was thinking maybe we could start a fund for you. If just 20 ppl gave $20 you would have the money. It might take some time though. Do you have a Paypal account? If so, funds can be sent directly to your email address.
  11. by   LauraF, RN
    I always get chosen for proof of my FAFSA thing. They want proof of child support paid, and proof of the bankruptcy payments, and a copy of my W2's. Unfortunately this year, they didn't bother to send me the form requesting this until the day before tuition was due. And to top things off, in the past I have been able to call and request his payment history to be mailed to us. This year the child support people have decided they have to talk to husband. Well husband works a 9-5 job. Guess when financial aid people are there. So I decided I would just say the heck with it. I don't have the patiences to fight these people.
  12. by   grace,joy
    umpiron: umpiron: I 'm a new LVN grad know how hard it is to work full time and go to school full time and take care of your children! I'm praying you don't give up and I would also like to help you with your books, however I don't have the ones you need but wouldl also like info on how to put money on the book acc. if that works out. Praying for you and your family.
  13. by   dawn1971
    Everyone has great suggestions, I'm SURE this will work out for you. However, this financial aid stuff is crapola. When everything is squared away and your check is cashed, I'd go to the school paper, They love stories like this, and maybe this won't happen in the future to another person that doesn't have your backbone or courage.

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