I need help for those of you who have found ways to get money from the government, hospital, companies, sugar daddies (just being humorous) to finance your nursing degree. I know that this has come up in the past, however, I have not seen any posting from the creative borrowers.
Here are my issues:
My EFC is less than $900 -> Don't got no money
I already have a degree -> Can not receive federal money or don't qualify for a lot of scholarship because I am not a high school student, etc, etc
Don't have any savings left -> Need $
Due to several layoffs & no sugar daddy to care of me -> Credit problems
Private University -> $$$$$
Will not complete pre-reqs until August -> Will not meet the federal government loan/work repayment deadline of July
HELP! Any ideas!! You can email me at email@example.com
if you don't want to reply on here!
Feb 26, '04
Yes. One of my fellow students has his baccelaureate but, because of funding and having to raise a son as a single dad, is doing the ADN program. He got accepted with only haven taken the prereqs A&PI, chemistry and Human Growth and Development. In a way, it's an accelerated ADN. The rest of us had to complete the prereqs and the coreqs before admission. He's finding it quite a challenge. Or, as was previously posted, take the prereqs at the cc at your own pace and transfer over.
Last edit by wonderbee on Feb 26, '04
Feb 26, '04
Quote from NurseDiva04
WIA will not pay for private schools. Schools here in Ga have a waiting list, therefore, I am trying to attend a 1 yr program accelerated, so I can start making some money! I have been doing researching scholarship since the summer and have been speaking with hospital recruiters. A lot of fine print states that if you must not have a previous degree. Well, I have a couple, including a master. There is one children's network that will pay 60%. I don't know if I want to go into peds. I may have to. Also, I have to live & eat as well.
I will come up with a way! The Lord & I always do!!!
WIA will pay for private schools. The qualifying criteria are as follows:
1. Training has to be completed within 2 years or less.
2. Training cannot exceed 5,000.00 -Unless you were laid off due to NAFTA/TAA (which means you were laid off because your company has moved to another country like Mexico or Canada). With Nafta/TAA there are no funding caps.
3. The training has to be for a in demand career-something that Nursing DEFINATLEY IS.
4. Wia is targeted towards low income and there are income limits- they have to look at your previous 6 months of income.....unless you were laid off- In that situation you are what is considered to be a dislocated worker and guess what...You previous income does not count !!!
4. It has to be with a state approved provider. Here in Utah we have many many private schools on the approved provider list.
5. If the amount of tuition exceeds the 5000 (which in the private school area it usualy does) you have to provide documentation which will verify how you will pay for the remainder of the education; eg-school loans
I would encourage you to go down to your local employment/workforce services office and apply. It cant hurt and the worst thing that can happen is it will be declined. Needless to say you wont know until you apply so get cracking....
PS....I am a welfare and WIA case manager with the state of Utah-thats why I'm pretty familiar with the subject
PPS....Even though you were denied a PEll grant ( I was too) you can still take out a student loan (like me)-both subsidized and unsubsidized. Even though you already have a degree As long as you are going to school in a different degree field it should not have an adverse affect on your request for a loan. Go talk to someone at your school's financial aid office and they will fill you in.
you can also go here.....
Last edit by Nemrac on Feb 26, '04