Good luck on your application. I'm in the accelerated program there right now. I was also concerned about money because I'm a homeowner, I live alone, and I have 3 cats and a dog...I know, I'm crazy animal lady...lol.
It's definitely doable. I'm taking out the maximum amount of federal loans, which is $10,500/year. FYI-they count the summer semester as a real semester, so you'll get $$ for the summer, as well. Also if you fill out your forms early, you'll have first dibs on any grant money the school has. And if you call the financial aid office after you get your award letter and ask for more money, you may be eligible for a nursing loan.
One other thing I did was contact my state senators and ask about scholarships
. They can't give you much, but it helps. Maryland also offers nursing scholarships if you agree to work in the state for a year or two after you graduate.
Just so you know, they take a very limitied number of accelerated students to start in the spring because they have to fit them all into adult health over the summer with the other accelerated students who started in the fall. From what I've heard, it's a lot more competitive to start the accel. program in the spring--just to warn you! They only took 13 out of about 85 this past spring, versus about half of our 200-student class that started in the fall.
Good luck!! If you want more info, feel free to PM me.