JaneyW, how is your MSN going? which APN degree are you going for again?
I'm half way now, about to start clinicals
As far as CSUDH, they also have grants which are nice, on top of financial aid.
I have always worked on blackboard. Getting to know this program is really fundamental, although I just learned how to use it as I went.
Also, you should be able to get coursework done via extensions before getting admitted for whichever semester you applied to. Just be careful, not sure if these classes are considered "transfers in" like any other university, and there's a limit to how many you can take...