It came today... - page 2
my acceptance letter! I got into the BSN program I applied for (provided I make at least a "C" in chem this semester). My enthusiasm is a little dampened by the fact that I may not be able to... Read More
Mar 13, '04congrats on your acceptance! I knew you were a shoe-in anyway!
I really hope that you get enough scholarships/loans/grants so that you can go to school this time. I know that you have kids and that factors heavily in the equation, but you may just have to take a leap of faith, quit your job and go to school instead of putting it off again. I would think that by quitting your job and having 2 kids that you would get lots and lots of grants and loans. I remember when my husband and I were both in school, we lived off of our grant and loan money and worked during breaks to bolster our bank account. We had some lean years and ate a lot of beans and rice, but we survived. Since you will not be working, will you qualify for state assistance? maybe WIC for the kiddos? I remember that in KY the board of nursing had a program where you received $3000 a year in exchange for working as a nurse for a year in the state. Do you think MS has something similar?
Also, I don't know if this is a concern or not, but I wouldn't worry right now if you do have to take out a lot of loans. Once you are out you can file for a consolidation loan and get a lower interest rate and have a longer term to pay the loan off. I think my student loans are somewhere around $23,000 and my monthly payment is $160. Not great but certainly manageable.
Sorry to write a book, but don't give up! there is a way out there to do this!
Mar 13, '04CONGRATULATIONS MANNA!!!! That's wonderful news....I hope everything works out for you.
Mar 13, '04my enthusiasm is a little dampened by the fact that i may not be able to go (money issues - quitting my full-time job, etc)... i had the same problem when i applied to rad tech school last year.
now that's over, on to waiting to hear from scholarship applications... keep your fingers crossed for me!
manna!! this is wonderful news...keeping good thoughts that you will hear some good news on scholarships to get in..keep us updated!