Quote from mom-n-student
All schools must have SAP. Most that don't have an issue are in a 2nd bachelor's program, not an associates post bachelor's program. One is more likely to get denied federal aid for an associates post bachelor's than a 2nd bachelor's degree. Have you thought about doing an ABSN program?
I did my own research into this and I think she is right. You might want to try a Bachelor's program (BSN) or an Accelerated Bachelor's program (ABSN). I know all schools are different, this is what my particular school says about SAP and Second Degree students: "Second-degree students may only receive financial aid to earn the total required credit hours for the second degree.
A second-degree student is defined as a student with a previous degree at the same classification, either undergraduate or graduate. For example, a student pursues a bachelor's degree in a new field after earning a previous bachelor's degree." Again, this is for a university, not a community college.
In regards to working while in nursing school, if may
be possible for the first semester or so, but at some point it is going to get insane busy. I am in OB/Peds/Psych semester right now, and that's 18 credit hours. Plus, remember you have to go to clinicals for those classes during the week. Many in my program had to either quit there jobs, go part-time, or go prn so they have time for all of this and study. If you really need to work full-time, I would consider being a part-time student. Only you know how you can juggle work and school. I work 1-2 days a month during school, over the summer and the school breaks at a restaurant, and knowing how I handle stress, desire to do well in nursing school and such, I can't do anything more than that. I would definitely try to continue to get in touch with the financial aid office to see what they can do for you so that you wouldn't have to work full time. Also, some hospitals offer scholarships if you agree to work with them after you graduate, may want to look into that also.