As someone who is now paying back her student loan (ouch!), I would suggest that you try to look into scholarships
, grants, etc. first. It is so easy to get dependent on your student loan. Now with the Stafford Loan's interest rate fixed at 6.8%, it'll cost even more to borrow money.
If you can, take in a roommate, that'll cut some of your living costs. Also, I might suggest that you try to get in with a hospital or other health care facility, and get tuition reimbursement. It takes work, but working in the business office of a community college, I have seen some students who really hustled and got an amazing amount of money and won't need to borrow money at all.