Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 15

by BibaBibaa

Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and Iím waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the same program and received an... Read More


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    Clinical shifts are (more or less) 7 hours.

    As far as financial aid/program cost goes, I also had a decent income the year before, and still ended up with the max in federal loans (2 Stafford & 1 Perkins) and also a private loan (which I did have a co-signer for). The total damage is about $46, 500 for me. Some people may need more for living expenses...I didn't live in Philly.

    If you start in Sept, you only need to fill out the FAFSA once, March start will need to do it twice. The disbursements are made at the beginning of each quarter, so take that into account when planning your budget (you may be able to work it out with financial aid to get your refund earlier). Also, your health insurance is billed in full at the beginning of 1st quarter...I got a little surprise when I found out it took up my entire refund for 1st quarter.

    And on an unrelated note, I passed my NCLEX today with 75 questions.
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    If anyone is interested in contacting me to talk about housing please e-mail me. I will be starting the program in March and would like to figure out my living situation in advance. My name is Meghan and my e-mail is MWheels4@comcast.net.

    Thanks,
    Meghan
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    Thanks for the info AugustRain, and Congrats Congrats CONGRATS!!!! You're officially an RN now!!

    Has anyone received some sort of package from the Drexel Bookstore? I got all these UPS notices on my door and when I finally called UPS they said they shipped it back to the sender at the Drexel University Bookstore. I called the bookstore and didn't reach anyone. Any clue what it could be??? I'm anxious to find out! (and kind of annoyed that stupid UPS couldn't ring someone else's bell in the building to get someone to sign for it! all 3 times!)
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    Quote from AugustRain
    Clinical shifts are (more or less) 7 hours.

    As far as financial aid/program cost goes, I also had a decent income the year before, and still ended up with the max in federal loans (2 Stafford & 1 Perkins) and also a private loan (which I did have a co-signer for). The total damage is about $46, 500 for me. Some people may need more for living expenses...I didn't live in Philly.

    If you start in Sept, you only need to fill out the FAFSA once, March start will need to do it twice. The disbursements are made at the beginning of each quarter, so take that into account when planning your budget (you may be able to work it out with financial aid to get your refund earlier). Also, your health insurance is billed in full at the beginning of 1st quarter...I got a little surprise when I found out it took up my entire refund for 1st quarter.

    And on an unrelated note, I passed my NCLEX today with 75 questions.
    Hey August rain, We are eligible to get Perkins loans???? I don't know to much about them, but when I went to financial aid I was not given it as an option.
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    Quote from CocoBelly
    Thanks for the info AugustRain, and Congrats Congrats CONGRATS!!!! You're officially an RN now!!

    Has anyone received some sort of package from the Drexel Bookstore? I got all these UPS notices on my door and when I finally called UPS they said they shipped it back to the sender at the Drexel University Bookstore. I called the bookstore and didn't reach anyone. Any clue what it could be??? I'm anxious to find out! (and kind of annoyed that stupid UPS couldn't ring someone else's bell in the building to get someone to sign for it! all 3 times!)
    ohhhh nevermind.. this is irrelevant now. a friend sent me a birthday gift from my "new school", ha!
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    Thanks CocoBelly! It still doesn't seem real yet I'm glad your bookstore mystery was solved!

    toya, unless something has changed, ACE students should be eligible for a Perkins loan, though I guess it depends on individual circumstances. I think mine was $2,400. Here's some info on the Perkins loan. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebA.../campusaid.jsp
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    Does anyone know anything about drexel's ACE program vs villanova's BSN express? I've been accepted to drexel and have an interview at villanova so im trying to make a decision
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    Drexel's is a quicker program at 11 months vs 14 and the cost is comparable at approx 33k (ish). As far as I know, and as a Philly suburb resident, both schools are at approximately the same level in terms of their academic respect (though I could wrong there). No testing and no essays were required for my Drexel acceptance! Here are links so you can take other factors into consideration.

    http://www.villanova.edu/nursing/pro...xpress/faq.htm
    http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/ug/cnh...-ace-index.htm
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    Thanks sandiego! I'm leaning toward Drexel so I don't know if I should bother with the interview at villanova. Anyway... If anyone is looking for a room mate, contact me! MLubrano25@gmail.com
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    I've also been accepted to Drexel's spring 2010 class. I wanted to know, are there any moms out there? I am having second thoughts about the program because I will be in the program with two young children. I am trying to figure out what will be the best arrangement for them. I've been at home with them during the day and my husband watches them at night. I am thinking maybe he should find an evening job and watch them during the day while I go to school or put them in day care (which I'm not a fan of). Should I go to LaSalle's part time program instead ( it's 2 1/2 years)
    I don't know..... any other moms out there thinking the same things? Would also love to hear from moms that are in or have completed the program. Thanks.


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