How do I pay for nursing school?

  1. I want to start Nursing School in August 2008 but it is getting very overwhelming on how I am going to pay for it. I have been on many websites but that in itself has become increasingly overwhelming. I am 31 years old and will be changing fields but before I do I need to make sure that I can still support my family in the meantime. It almost seems impossible to live out my dream because of money. Can anyone assist in helping me find the money I need for school. How did you pay? Any help would be appreciative.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Jessy_RN
    I borrowed all 40K of it. It was well worth it though. I found a wonderful hospital that offers tuition reeimbursement.

    Best wishes to you!
  4. by   nphan2
    I've been wondering about this situation myself... my school starts in January of '08, which is only literally a couple months away. I'm still sitting here wondering where am I going to be able to get the loan for tuition and supplies. I already have a school loan out that is in the process of repayment.
  5. by   Soup Turtle
    Loans! If you haven't yet, head down to the financial aid office of your school and ask what you need to do to get started. If you're lower income and/or have children, you may even qualify for grants.
  6. by   Cherish
    I took out stafford loans and other federal loans, but needed money to live off of too. I am a single female that is living on her own with no financial support from anyone (I'm going to school out of state, and have no family here). I work part time too, so I applied for the Tuition Answer loan from Sallie Mae. This is a loan that you DO NOT need school certification. Your school WILL NOT know about this extra loan so it will not affect your financial aid like other private loans do. Just make sure you have a credible co-signer or any co-signer that has a fulltime job, with a good debt to income ratio. Thanks to my mom being my co-signor I JUST received confirmation that I have been accepted for this loan. I am going through the application process as we speak, you can try Educated Borrower also for a student loan. Just compare which one has the best interest and is the better loan for you.

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