Quote from ncnurse2be
what they don't take into account is that i'll be quitting my job and going back to school full time for by bsn in the fall. i've also been putting my husband through grad school for the past 2 years, so we don't have much in terms of savings. my husband and i will both be in
school full time for the next 1.5 years, so i'm desperate for some additional financial help.
did you mention this to the financial aid office at the school you are going to? i mean about your husband going to school as well? that is considered a special circumstance that they will look at in your financial aid package.
i am currently not working as i complete my first bs and will not be, if i get into this nursing program in the fall. that means there will be zero income
for me this year. i went in and spoke to my financial aid officer at my current school and let him know the story and my plans, regardless of what income i had on my fafsa, from working a full year in 2003. he was able to work it somehow to get me some grants and that definitely helped! i plan on going in and doing the same at my nursing school - letting them know there will be zero income
from me this year and see what i can get.
it's worth a shot. the financial aid office will work with you only as much as you go in there and be a squeaky wheel. i know plenty of people who complain about not getting enough financial aid, but they never call the office or go in to make their case. my financial aid officer know me by name - i was in his office again yesterday, asking about any free money that might have slipped thru the cracks! trust me, those people want you to go to school and pay for it as much as you do. their job is to find you money - but you have to be the early worm and you have to be proactive.
once i am accepted, i fully plan on going up to my nursing school and introducing myself to my financial aid officer and let him/her know we'll be very cozy for the next few years! i also plan on applying for each and every scholarship for which i am qualified. you can't get the free money unless you try! don't give up!