I'm a Second Degree Pre-Nursing Student...and I was wondering have any of you other second degree student nurses or nurses...had any problem getting federal student loans simply because you already have a bachelor's degree? I'm aware that the limit on federal loans is around 46000/max for undergraduate studies...which I have not passed...however I keep receiving letters from my financial aid dept saying that my award is pending review b/c of my pre-nursing status and that fact that I'm considered a Senior...seeing that this is my second degree and I have like 130 credit hours....Could the problem be the fact that I'm going to the same University that I went for my First Bachelor's Degree and they are confused about my status?
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46,000 max? I was told it is 23,000? They turned me down. I just wanted 10 to 12 for LPN and to pay tuition, books, and such. Why was I turned down? I had about 18,000 in my first degree? Something isn't right here for me.
23k may be the max for a 2 year school. I started out at a 4 year school and graduated last year with my BA. THis fall I decided I wanted to pursue nursing and needed ap and micro...i enrolled in the Community college in my city and i had a hard time getting fin aid, they said i was over my limit for a 2 year school. Also...once i had my BA i was not eligible for any more aid as in grants...only loans and i was at my limit for the bachelors level...i am now in a masters program and i am eligible for only loans as well but the limit for loans is higher for the MN/MSN level.. (guess grad students cant get grants). id make an appt with your fin aid couselor...they should be able to straighten things out!gl ; 0)
Last edit by GrnHonu99 on Jun 8, '05