Because I have a bachelor degree in another area than nursing I am not eligible for federal/state financial aid in the form of pell grants, federal/state loans or work-study. How have other students dealt with this? I have checked with hospitals within a 100 mile radius of my home and all have capped their loans for nursing education at age 28 to 32. I am not of the eligible age to join any of the armed forces. I chose the least expensive college in my state to take classes, and have taken many of the basic and prereq classes paying for it myself. I am attempting to enter either a 2 year RN program or a 1 year LPN program. Basically this college is my only option since I must pay for school myself. How ever it is obvious the college wants full time students and is unhappy that I am a nontraditional student who is unable to get financial aid and attend full time classes. They keep trying to shove me into classes that are useless. Trying to get me to change my major to something that has no job availability. Such at child care that has no jobs and pays minimum wage. If I can't get into the nursing programs
I will try for medical assistant which was my original major. But RN is where the jobs are and the money. I feel like the school doesn't want nontraditional students and cators to the young student who gets full financial aid packages. I have straight A's and perfect attendence and sure can't say that about my young fellow students. Why isn't financial aid available to returning students who have a previous degree?