In my area, LV/PN schools
that are private cost from $20,000 to $45,000. The community college programs are much cheaper, however, they've been discontinued from many local community colleges, and there is a wait list for them. The wait list is shorter than the RN wait list, but there's no guaranteed entry right away.
I have friends who have defaulted on their loans used to get through LV/PN school. I, myself, have over $50,000 in student loan debt now, which I faithfully pay on every month. So, believe me when I caution you to take out loans only if you know you can afford to repay them.
That all being said, I think that it's important to ascertain the likelihood of finding an LV/PN job that pays enough for you to live and pays enough for you to afford the loan repayment.
In my area, it all penciled out. However, I live in CA which has very decent nurse wages.
The reason I opted to attend an LP/VN program is because I was in a very bad financial situation and very much wanted to become a nurse. I was in and out within 1 year and graduated making enough money to care for my family by myself.