Need some advice from someone who has completed nursing school.. - page 2

I didn't know where else to post this, so I figured this would be OK. It's kind of long, so I apologize in advance. My name is Mary and I am going to school at NSU Natchitoches in Louisiana. I... Read More

  1. by   sockmonkey70
    Just an update..I talked with financial aid, and I am going to finish my Graphics degree next December, and start clinicals next Spring (if I get in, cross your fingers) I finally got fin aid to talk to me seriously, and found out I can get financial aid for an additional 45 hours after I graduate with my Bachelor's degree, leaving only 1 semester I will end up paying for out of pocket. Actually, the total hours I will need to complete is 48, just three off from me getting financial aid for the entire time SIIGGGGHH. This is what I want, so I am going to go for it and hope for the magic money fairy to grace me that last semester. And if that doesn't happen, then hopefully I can get some private loan money.
  2. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from sockmonkey70
    Just an update..I talked with financial aid, and I am going to finish my Graphics degree next December, and start clinicals next Spring (if I get in, cross your fingers) I finally got fin aid to talk to me seriously, and found out I can get financial aid for an additional 45 hours after I graduate with my Bachelor's degree, leaving only 1 semester I will end up paying for out of pocket. Actually, the total hours I will need to complete is 48, just three off from me getting financial aid for the entire time SIIGGGGHH. This is what I want, so I am going to go for it and hope for the magic money fairy to grace me that last semester. And if that doesn't happen, then hopefully I can get some private loan money.
    Congrats on working out your circumstances, however, there is no such thing as magic (I know, you were joking)! I was in a similar situation with my first Bachelors degree. To solve my financial woes, I worked the entire summer before my last semester in school and was able to write a check to pay for my tuition, fees, and books. Not to mention I worked part-time during school and paid my living expenses.

    I had never been so proud of myself up until that point. I was even prouder to tell MULTIPLE administrative people who ASSUMED that I had no money to pay for my last semester that "I am paying cash!" They were shocked since up until that point, I relied on Financial Aid.:spin:
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Dec 19, '06
  3. by   MySimplePlan
    I have a question - does one need to maintain a certain numbers of credits on a student loan? For example, can one take five nursing credits (clinical and lecture) and still receive the government student loan without having to take extra classes to get up to a certain minimum number of credits?
  4. by   sockmonkey70
    As far as I know, you can still get financial aid as a part time student as long as you don't drop under the amount of hours you signed up for. I would talk to the school you plan to attend though.

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