Great - 9 months to go and I may have to quit... - page 6

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   pyrolady
    Oh my GOSH !!! Whatever you do don't drop out now! There is ALWAYS an exception to the rule....as was said before, get yourself to the dean of your nursing program, go to the head of student affairs, see whomever you need to see but FIND A WAY. You can always not pay something - you're getting a divorce soon so screw the credit, you'll catch up later when you have a GREAT career BTW, is it possible that you are close to the finish line, aware that you may be getting a divorce when you graduate, and are possibly self - sabotaging? Seems to me you jumped awfully fast to the "I need to drop out" theory. If so, don't be afraid - it will be alright. I know one of my former classmates that had NINE children, drove 1 1/2 hours each way to school in a Northern climate with lots of snow in the winter for four years to get her BSN. She then got her divorce and lived happily ever after !
  2. by   tookewlandy
    [quote=onehusbandsevenkids]Hi, quick update...

    I spoke with the "head" of financial aid today. The problem is that the school moved away from using their own bookstore to contracting through Barnes and Noble, they have converted our school bookstore into one owned (?) and run by B&N. Barnes and Noble would not agree to using book vouchers.


    Thats wierd because our schools bookstore has become Barnes and Noble this year to. And they have it plastered everywhere( the store, website) that you can buy your books with your finaicial aide, just tell the cashier and they will charge it to you account.
  3. by   GeminiTwinRN
    [quote=tookewlandy]
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Hi, quick update...

    I spoke with the "head" of financial aid today. The problem is that the school moved away from using their own bookstore to contracting through Barnes and Noble, they have converted our school bookstore into one owned (?) and run by B&N. Barnes and Noble would not agree to using book vouchers.


    Thats wierd because our schools bookstore has become Barnes and Noble this year to. And they have it plastered everywhere( the store, website) that you can buy your books with your finaicial aide, just tell the cashier and they will charge it to you account.

    Same at our school! Last year the bookstore went to Barnes and Noble also, and we too are able to charge our books to the financial aid. We did have to sign a release to be able to do so, but all the same, them telling you that it's "corporate wide" is nuttin' but B. S. !!!

    I'd send an email to Barnes and Noble corporate and let them know, and also talk with the Bursar of your school and the financial aid supervisor. Something is fishy here.


    I'm in a tough spot myself this semester. THis is my last semester, I'm a single mom, and have had scholarships (both GPA and "need based") each semester until this one. For whatever reason, this semester, I was sent letters of rejection for all 5 scholarships I applied for, which seems very strange. My GPA remains pretty good at 3.67 (again, heading into the final semester), and my financial need hasn't changed. I was told over a 1000 ppl applied for scholarships and others were chosen, even though I qualified for all 5 that I applied for.

    So I'm struggling with how I'm going to pay for school and living expenses this semester also. I have applied for all the loans I can get, and we'll see how it turns out. I do have enough pell grant that it covers my tuition, so I don't have to be concerned with being dropped from the roster, so that's good.


    As usually happens, I put my trust out there to the universe, say my prayers to God, and hope for the best. I have been worried before, and it has always worked out in one way or another, and I'm sure it will for you too. Just look at the overwhelming generosity of this board... you'll be fine.

  4. by   ak127
    I really hope that everything works out for you. Still praying for you as I sit in my own financial aid hell.

    Why on earth does this whole process have to be this freakin difficult?!?!?!
  5. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    Hi again everyone!

    My old computer is dying and randomly shuts down & refuses to work again until it determines its ready to! Apparently it likes me tonight. :wink2:

    Anyhow, I wanted to say that I owe all of you a great big huge, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!! Thanks for the ideas, support and encouragement. Thanks to generous people here, I've got my books except for the big, expensive one. I can't believe the kindness of strangers, everytime I read my PM's, I get all teary-eyed. I wish I could give you all a hug!

    To answer a few questions....our new B&N bookstore does allow students to charge books to their financial aid, but mine is not approved yet because of the review process & until its approved (paperwork basically), then nothing can be charged to the account.
    Our school just seperated/cut ties with the University of KY and lots of things are being revamped, taken away and/or added. Lots of new procedures. I went to see if our library had the textbook I need and I kid you not, the library is so new (last year) that there is only 2 shelves of books - none of them textbooks!!!! We used to be able to use the UK library - but no longer.
    I'm waiting to hear back from my med surg instructor to see if he has an extra copy of the text or what suggestions he has.

    The financial aid people were basically worthless. One lady, the head of the dept, was sympathetic but still - there are no programs set up to help in situations like this. If you have no access to your grants and loans, you are up a creek and have to find your way to your books on your own.

    The Walmart.com idea sounds good, but we had to file bankruptcy last year due to oldest developing a serious case of Crohns disease, ER visits, very expensive meds, needing surgery, ect....his biomother was court ordered to provide medical insurance, and wouldn't you know....she didn't. Par for the course with her, I guess. But in the end it didn't matter, we were the custodial parents and dh signed the forms stating financial responsibility so when $30,000.00 in med bills came due guess whose paycheck they garnished? Bio mom was/is nowhere to be found.
    Anyhow......long way of saying.....we have no credit to be able to use the walmart.com service.

    Okay, I'm going to end this now, I'm surprised the computer is still cooperating! Yeah!!!

    Thanks again everyone!!!!!
    Hugs,
    ~Stephanie
  6. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Hi Stephanie!

    I sent you a PM with the details, your book is on the way and should reach you in two days. I know what it's like to be in a scary place financially and have rotten credit- I was there myself just a few short years ago. Things will get better, and you will be a wonderful nurse. Please let us know how you are doing!

    Lori
  7. by   elisabeth
    You all are so sweet to help Stephanie. I'm not in nursing school yet, so I definitely don't have any of the books she needed.

    It's nice to know how generous people are. I hope the rest of your semester goes well, Stephanie.

    Best of luck to you and your family.

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