Hi there! I just received a Bechelors Degrees of Science in Health Care Administration, and now I am wanting to go for the Associate Degree of Nursing and become an RN at the local Technical College with a great nursing program. I visited the financial aid office today and she stated that since I have a Bachelors Degree I do not qualify for Federal assistance, as I had in the past with the Pell grant and the Stafford loan. She stated my options now are, private loans, such as Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo. Is there any other financial assistance that anybody else knows of that I missed? If it helps I live in Georgia. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
Apr 17, '12
You can read more in the FAFSA website. But basically since you are going for a "lower" degree (AAS has less requirements than an BS/BA degree) is the biggest issue there are time limits (credits attempted vs. credits completed vs credits required to complete a degree) for federal financial aid. pell grants are only available for first undergrad degrees. There is also limited financial aid for graduate and post-bac courses. There are a few exceptions such as certain teaching and math/science degrees. There are a few nursing specific loan programs such as the HRSA that are need and non-need based.
Here are some nursing specific aid programs:
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Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Apr 17, '12
Quote from Pneumothorax
Such crap. I have gone back to get my BSN, bc A I wanted to get into nursing/medicine B. my previous degree in sociology was unable to obtain gainful employment except retail
Well, perhaps, they would prefer to give another person a chance to pursue their dream.
Our government (read 'taxpayers") does not have the money to continue to repeatedly help finance degrees. And no one owes it to you to finance your educational choices.
I received NO financial aid for my degrees.
(donning my flameproof scrubs in preparation for responses to unpopular comment
Last edit by caroladybelle on Apr 17, '12