How are/did you pay for school? - page 4

I'd love to hear how you all are paying or payed for living expenses/tuition. Looking to get some ideas. Here's my situation: no debt (other than 800 month for house). Just basic living... Read More

  1. by   cad4296
    Out of my poor ragged pockets. I work a normal M-F 8-5 job makings $30k a year. Pretty good job for my age (21) but I worked my butt off to get it. I got grants my first year but as soon as I figured out a girl's gotta eat and started working I "made too much" and that was the year I made $9k! I haven't even tried because I know I make too much now and with my fiance and I getting married combined income will be waaayyyyyyyy too much to qualify. So every semester I shell out $3k for classes and then more for books. I'm at a CC but out of district so I'm paying almost as much as the university! But I'd rather pay now and not have to worry about student loans later!
  2. by   lcbradley
    I just found out yesterday that I received a full scholarship for nursing school from one of the local hospitals in exchange for a work commitment. This is such a blessing. I did not know how I would pay the tuition this semester or purchase books. God is good! :angel2:
  3. by   felixfelix
    Quote from lcbradley
    I just found out yesterday that I received a full scholarship for nursing school from one of the local hospitals in exchange for a work commitment. This is such a blessing. I did not know how I would pay the tuition this semester or purchase books. God is good! :angel2:
    didn't anyone tell you? God's a nurse...
  4. by   lcbradley
    Quote from felixfelix
    didn't anyone tell you? God's a nurse...
    Hey...you know, you're right!
  5. by   moosicle
    mitchsmom,

    I am in the same boat; huge amount of loans. But, if you work in facilities the federal gov't considers critical shortage, they will pay back 60-85% of your loans.

    http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm

    edit to add: but your loans must make a substanial amount of your income.
  6. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from Ruex
    mitchsmom,

    I am in the same boat; huge amount of loans. But, if you work in facilities the federal gov't considers critical shortage, they will pay back 60-85% of your loans.

    http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm

    edit to add: but your loans must make a substanial amount of your income.
    Where is a list of these facilities?
  7. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Where is a list of these facilities?
    Thanks, Ruex for the link.

    CRNA... this page has more of the details and it looks like you need to ask at the facility you are interested in about their status as one of the eligible hospitals (when you apply for the program the hospital has to sign papers stating that they are one).
    http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanreg...htm#facilities

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