Don't hate me, but my program was fully paid for through government funding. This included tuitions, books, uniforms, etc. The only thing we had to get was a sponsor (LTC) to pay $1500 of the program. It was my understanding that the cost of the program was approximately $17,000. The problem with getting a sponsor is you have to work for them for 2 years.
A new LVN program is starting in the Fall of 2007, but all the students will have to pay for everything. Our school is in California and had a list of possible tuition assistance. They are listed below:
Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) – waives colleges fees except health fee
Federal Pell Grants
Academic Competitive Grants
Cal Grants B & C
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S)
Veterans Services Benefits
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant (BIA)
Hope this helps.