NYU ABSN Spring 2013 - page 21

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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


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    missacheung
    how did you find out about your fin aid? I haven't received anything and there was nothing in Albert
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    @ 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?
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    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
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    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!
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    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!
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    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.
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    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 missacheung on Dec 2, '12
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    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.
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    TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN ACCEPTED- I believe today was the deadline for the first batch of students to mail their decisions to NYU. I am expecting another batch will be receiving decision emails soon. Can you guys let me know when you hear form them? I'm assuming it's going to take a couple days.... Keep in touch! Thanks.
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    Hi everyone,


    I am planning on applying to the ABSN program for Fall 2013 admission. Can you guys/gals please take a look at my credentials and tell me what you think my chances are based on your knowledge of your own credentials and whether or not you were accepted/rejected? Thank you!


    Non-science undergraduate degree = 2.78 (from several years ago. I had several very bad semesters + several good semesters)


    Recent prereqs after undergraduate degree:


    H. Anatomy = A
    Physiology = A
    Chemistry = A
    Nutrition = A
    Statistics = B+ <--- from undergraduate degree
    Dev. Psychology = A
    Microbiology = Taking it right now (Currently border line A)


    Health Care Experience
    - Currently 1 and 1/2 years working as care giver and medication tech (full-time) at a LTC facility


    Volunteer
    - From years ago: ER volunteer for 1 summer in two hospitals
    - Recent: about 1 year experience in SNF, Surgery, and in a nursing unit.
    - Homeless shelter for a few months about 10 years ago.




    Please take a look and let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks!
    Last edit by coffeescrambledeggs on Dec 4, '12 : Reason: for clarification


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