Say it isn't so!!!! + money question

  1. I failed to turn in my application for finacial aid! *smacks head* It was due April 1st! Gosh, I guess I'm going to have to get some sort of student loan. I'm not sure if I would have got anything from the gov. but anything would have helped. Do you all have any ideas on where to get some $$$ for school? How does it work when you sign on at a hospital/nursing home for a couple years? Do they pay you after you graduate? I am going to get with the finacial advisor for the school next week but I was just curious how you all paid/are paying for your schooling......
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   KAYfutureLPN
    Hmmm, I just went to the fafsa website and it says that the fed. deadline is longer than the state, I guess I missed out on the state funding. *phew* My question still stands though, how are you all paying for school?
  4. by   Cynthiann
    Luckily at my school I can apply anytime. Last fall semester I applied for financial aid a month for classes started.

    You should go ahead and apply online, maybe you can get a loan through it. Did you check with your bank or credit union? You could get a long through them. Or you can check into the program at local hospitals/nursing homes. When they pay for your school they usually require you to work for them a certain amound of time after you graduate. Good luck.
  5. by   MelH
    First things first...go ahead an apply online at the FAFSA website so next year you will have money. Next, check local hospitals around where you live...see if they will give you money (some consider it the sign on bonus) if you promise to work for them for 2 years or whatever the case may be at hospitals near you. Also, check with the faculty at the school in the nursing program. They may have information about Nursing Scholarship programs. Check on this website and see what they offer, also check at google or yahoo and enter Nursing Scholarships in the browser window. Hope this helps and let me know how things turn out. Good luck
  6. by   2banurse
    Warning on signing with a hospital though...make sure it is a hospital that you are familiar with and would like to work with. Also find out if it is possible to be able to work in an area you would be interested in. Not to mention that if for some reason you decide nursing is not for you, you will probably be responsible for the amount you borrowed, plus interest.

    Good luck!
    Kris
  7. by   chiefswife
    i've been a "financial aid baby" since i was in school the first time around (young and foolish then...dont' ask! )
    anyway, turn in your stuff asap!!! you are past the deadline, but that doesn't mean that your fa department won't process the application. you may not have the $$ the first day of school, but there are usually "emergency" loans (for those who qualify) to cover you until the cheque comes in.
    most important...talk w/ your fa dept!! if you are not satisfied w/the answer the 1st person gives you, find another person in the dept!
    also, keep in mind that although fa may seem like dante's 7th level, it's only the 5th! :chuckle

    good luck and keep us posted!
  8. by   Nurse2bSandy
    go ahead and do the paperwork and turn it in. A lot of times the deadline is for priority. Many students will apply and register up until the next semester starts and will be told to turn in that paperwork. They award it on a first come, needs basis.
    Do the fafsa on line... it will get to your school sooner.
    I speak from experience... when I went back to school, I registered for school in July. Didn't qualify for aid but did get a student loan.... way past the deadline date.
  9. by   marilynmom
    I thik too you should go ahead and apply. I know a LOT of people at mys chool dont apply until the same month school starts and get pell grants and student loans.

    I myself get a Pell Grant and I also take out a student loan to help with living expenses (rent, etc).

    Good luck!

    Marilyn
  10. by   taronicaweaver
    The deadline they give you is the "priority deadline". Meaning that if you apply after that deadline, they can't guarantee that the money will be available when the semester starts and you may have to find alternate means to pay for tuition, books, etc. until you FA checks come in (like emergency loans, borrow from friends, relatives). It usually isn't that long of a wait, but they just can't guarantee that it will be when the semester starts (but it may be , who knows). If processed before the deadline, guaranteed to be there; after the deadline they will still process the forms, but no guarantee that they will be available in time to pay tuition. So, fill them out!! And good luck with your studies!!

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