New.thrifty ADN student paying for school. Is this to much?

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    Hi ! My wife and I are both starting our first semester monday! I'm a new college student and am a little shocked by the price of education! If it were'nt for my GI bill I don't think we could pay for school. I always like to get the "best deal" on something. Is this to high for school? Or am I just to stingy?

    Last edit by hotdog19d on Sep 15, '05 : Reason: added picture

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    I've seen MUCH higher, (especially with regards to books).

    I've also seen cheaper tuition.

    Personally, I think you are getting a fair price. Did you say this was the bill for both of you? If it is then you are getting a VERY good price!

    From one cheap person to another, I can tell you, education is never a bad investment. That nursing degree will pay you back 100 fold.

    What branch of the service were you in? Are you going to be a military nurse?
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    That's over twice as much as I paid for my first semester (which was also the most expensive, book and supply-wise), but then too, I am at a small community college in Wyoming, where I am a resident. These kinds of things vary so widely..I'd be willing to bet there are plenty who paid lots more than you, too.

    Ah the GI bill. If only I would have choosen nursing in the first place and not changed my major so late in the game, I'd still have that too, and it would probably mean not having to work or working a lot less than I do now. You know that old saying about hindsight...

    Deana
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    Mine is much higher than that
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    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Mine is much higher than that
    fftopic:

    Hey J,

    You changed your username.... I just noticed...
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    No, this is my just my tuition. My wife is going thru LPN. After they figured in GI bill, grants, and loans. I was left with a $1300 credit. My wife on the other hand was left still owing $1900. Luckily they will let us transfer to her balance. I just don't see how anyone else in our classes can pay that. Assuming that the majority will still owe around $2000 after grants and loans. Even if they setup an installment plan that's still $500 a month. The vast majority of the students is married with children.

    I was army. I'm undecided on what I want to do after. There's just so, so many options. I think thats one of the things I like most about nursing.

    Here's my wife's costs.

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    Quote from sunnyjohn
    fftopic:

    Hey J,

    You changed your username.... I just noticed...
    Yes sunnyjohn. I thought it was time for a better change
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    Quote from hotdog19d
    No, this is my just my tuition. My wife is going thru LPN. After they figured in GI bill, grants, and loans. I was left with a $1300 credit. My wife on the other hand was left still owing $1900. Luckily they will let us transfer to her balance. I just don't see how anyone else in our classes can pay that. Assuming that the majority will still owe around $2000 after grants and loans. Even if they setup an installment plan that's still $500 a month. The vast majority of the students is married with children.

    I was army. I'm undecided on what I want to do after. There's just so, so many options. I think thats one of the things I like most about nursing.

    Here's my wife's costs.

    One quick question. How many credits are you taking?

    Before this semester I was taking full-time 18 credits. Ex: That was 450.00 a credit times 18 = 8100.00 plus lab fees, supplies, books. It came to about 9,000 a semester. I know it is ridiculously insane, but the only other options I had was 3 year waiting lists or go private which I did.

    IMHO, I think they are charging you about right, but if you want to make sure you can call around the other schools in your area and ask what thei tuition is and compare.
    Last edit by Jessy_RN on Sep 15, '05
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    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    One quick question. How many credits are you taking?

    Before this semester I was taking full-time 18 credits. Ex: That was 450.00 a credit times 18 = 8100.00 plus lab fees, supplies, books. It came to about 9,000 a semester. I know it is ridiculously insane, but the only other options I had was 3 year waiting lists or go private which I did.

    IMHO, I think they are charging you about right, but if you want to make sure you can call around the other schools in your area and ask what thei tuition is and compare.
    I did the same thing (private school) and pay just close to $20,000/year. I think nursing school is worth it no matter how much you pay.

    That being said....I love loans!
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    Quote from hotdog19d
    Hi ! My wife and I are both starting our first semester monday! I'm a new college student and am a little shocked by the price of education! If it were'nt for my GI bill I don't think we could pay for school. I always like to get the "best deal" on something. Is this to high for school? Or am I just to stingy?


    That is about the same as what I'm paying (mine is a little more...but not by much) at a small private hospital-affiliated college...no wait list though (actually now there is a short one, right after my class got in). If we work for the hospital after we graduate, they will pay off most of it.


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