NYU ABSN Spring 2013 - page 16

Hello, I'm a long time AN reader, first time poster. I haven't seen any discussion about spring 2013 entry, so I thought I would start. When are you guys going to apply? august or sept?... Read More

  1. by   MedSurgRN14
    nyu gave me $2500 in financial aid for my first semester. everything else is loans.
    Last edit by MedSurgRN14 on Nov 30, '12
  2. by   Newyorker22
    I received my acceptance on November 13. Does anyone know whether it is better (expense-wise) to live in NYU housing or off-campus housing?
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 3, '12 : Reason: TOS
  3. by   jpie78
    Quote from knh39
    Hey jipe78! Question- How was it going through the process of starting the program? I'm waiting to get my next set of emails with instructions on orientation, etc. Was NYU pretty good with walking you through the process of registration, obtaining supplies, etc? Do we have to buy scrubs/stethoscopes/etc for clinicals before they start? Does NYU tell us exactly what to order? Is this all stuff that they go over at orientation? I'm one of those people who likes to plan details like this way ahead of time lol.

    And thank you for the info on working! I'm one of those people who absolutely has to work at least a day per week in order for this to work for me. Glad to hear it can be done!
    Congrats on your acceptance! Beginning the process is a little stressful just because it is new, but I think NYU does a pretty good job with it. They give you a lot of info at oreintation, but pretty much everything can be found here Nursing Sequence | NYU College of Nursing towards the bottom of the page. You get your scrubs, stethescope etc from the bookstore, but you need to purchase plain white shoes on your own. They will give you the details on that. They will also let you know when the book list is available, but it can also be found on the bookstore website https://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/WKSCR....ORDER.PROCESS. I bought all the books the first semester and hardley ever opened them, so its up to you based on how you study. registration is def stressful, bc everyone has the same time slot so id say beforehand pick out like 5 differant options for your clinicals incase you dont get your first choice and be ready right at the time they say to register for your best shot. Theres alot of paperwork, but dont get overwhelmed. Theyre pretty helpful and everything is laid out. Good luck!
  4. by   jpie78
    def cheaper to live off campus! a lot of students rent at stuy town, give it a look
  5. by   LM NY
    missacheung-what was your efc since you only got $2500?
  6. by   lotr
    how did you find out about your fin aid? I haven't received anything and there was nothing in Albert
  7. by   MedSurgRN14
    @ LM NY-- FAFSA said my efc was around 3000. I made around $20,000 on my 2011 income tax return and right now i'm only working part-time while taking my prereqs . I'm making less than a grand per month. So I'm not sure how they calculated that i should only get $2500 because that's not really a lot. Did you receive more? i've read that nyu is generally stingy with fin aid and most of it is dedicated to the 4 yr undergrads, since aBSN applicants already have their bachelors.

    @ lotr-- I got an email from NYU saying that my fin aid info was up on ALBERT. When did you submit your FAFSA?? The deadline was Nov. 1 but I submitted mine late. The downfall to late FAFSA apps is that by the time they process it, there may be no fin aid left for you. If you don't see anything on ALBERT, its possible that they are still processing it. Does it say that your FAFSA was received on their website?
  8. by   eliz7854
    Hi guys! I was accepted as well. I have to give my deposit and accept the offer by Tuesday, but did not get much in the way of financial aid and now I am freaking out about the costs. How are you all handling this? I have debt from my first bachelor's, and am very hesitant to take on substantially more.

    I looked at those stuy town apartments, and they look really nice. They have a five bedroom option that, split 5 ways, comes to about 1,400 a month. That's expensive, but it is right in Manhattan (close to campus) and it doesn't look like you have to pay any utilities or even a security deposit (they are "no fee" apartments). I have a gmail address that is the same as my user name at gmail dot com - Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you're having - I'm likely having the same ones. Hope to hear from some of you soon!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 3, '12 : Reason: TOS
  9. by   ssv78
    eliz7854 I advice you to post in the Facebook page for our group. There a re many out-of-towners trying to figure out living situation.
    good luck!
  10. by   NYtoFLRN
    Hey Eliz 7854- No fee refers to no broker's fees (aka no finder's fee for the apartment). You will almost definitely need to pay a month of security moving in. Also, I would think carefully before living in Stuy Town- I've had many many friends who have lived there, and all have moved after a year or two. The apartments themselves are nice inside and the grounds are pretty, but they are SUPER expensive, and many of them are quite a walk from the subway- I have a good friend who lives in the building on 20th and Ave C- she has a great water view, but has to walk all the way across Stuy Town diagonally in order to get to the closest train (L at 14th). It's a hike and is not particularly well lit at night. On the plus side there is a decent amount of food and stores in that area as well as a supermarket on 14th between 1st and A. I would just strongly suggest you go walk around and make sure you're ok with the distance to transit. Also keep in mind that a budget of $1400 each per month will certainly find you something decent in most areas of the village, especially if you gather a group of people.

    Edited to add that I'm in the same boat with the financial stuff. I have 30K of debt in my name from my master's degree, as well as 60k of debt from undergrad that is a parent PLUS loan that my parents are paying right now. They struggle financially so I really want to take that off their hands too. But I really believe that NYU will give you the edge that you need to find a job in this market, so I'm taking the gamble!
  11. by   eliz7854
    Thanks for the tips on stuy town. I thought it was strange that there wouldn't be a security deposit, and could find no info on utilities, deposits, etc on the website.

    I also might be the only person that isn't on facebook -- I had it through college but went through a phase where I felt "over it" and deleted my account completely, ha.
  12. by   MedSurgRN14
    hey guys, i also am stressing out about the cost. i don't have any debt from undergrad but $86000 is a seemingly insurmountable amount. i've been having trouble sleeping just thinking about the costs (i wake up repeatedly at night from the anxiety) but i have realized there's not much i can do about it now (unless i try to go to another, cheaper school).

    i have a friend of a friend who says that $70 - 80K is not that much to pay back once you're working as a nurse. And there is definitely truth to that. I've never made more than $20K/ yr at nonprofit jobs and have lived off of that fine. I think as long as I do a good job saving I will be able to pay it all off in a reasonable amount of time.

    i started looking at jobs for nurses in the army (there is a sign up bonus of $10K and $1K monthly stipend) or jobs that i could take now at a hospital for tuition reimbursement-- both are potential options but require further exploring. don't forget there are scholarships out there that you can apply for to alleviate the cost! unfortunately, most are only $1K a piece but that's better than nothing!
    Last edit by MedSurgRN14 on Dec 2, '12
  13. by   eliz7854
    The upside is that new nurses do make a decent starting salary in NYC - I just know of some people that had hard times finding work there because it is so saturated with nurses. A good friend of mine was from NYC, but went to nursing school at UVM, and it took her months to find a hospital job and she took one way out in central New York. For me, that adds some real pressure! But, I also know of a few people that were able to get great jobs at great hospitals because they made some good connections in their clinicals. We're going to have to do some serious networking in our clinical rotations if we want to stay in NYC.

    We just have to justify the crazy cost as an investment! Lots of people have student debt. It took me a while to get accustomed to managing my loans after my undergrad - I didn't understand the terms well and was so young when I first agreed to the loans that I just signed the papers without knowing what I was getting myself into (it was also before the economy tanked and young people weren't having as much trouble getting jobs)! I just recommend understanding the terms of your loans and how the guarantors operate. I have some loans through Sallie Mae, and they can be frustrating - even calling them can be such a pain (auto telephone operator, long wait times, staff with very broken English, no deferrals, etc).

    Missacheung -- the Army is a great option. Our director of clinical ed at the hospital I work at was an Army nurse for many years, and you get some serious experience under your belt by doing that.