Hello All and Merry Christmas! I went through the motions at my local cc to begin my journey to MSN from LPN when I received devastating news.....I DONT QUALIFY for pell grants AND my student loan app was DENIED! So, now Im at a loss at what to do to at least get my ADN. With regular monthly bills, I don't think that I can afford the monthly payment that tcn has for my bsn let alone the fees to test, nor do I think I can afford ec on monthly basis. In all fairness, I must say that idk if there is a monthly maintenance fee with ec but I am aware that the tests are at least 100.00 or more per test. I live in Atlanta, GA so there might be a little drama with ec, the state, and the 350 hours of extra clinical time required; which you have to find and set up yourself. With all this said.....does anyone have any good advice on what to do? I've been a LTC LPN for 7 years and Im ready for more respesct, opportunities, responsibility, and money.
Wow! It makes me angry that their are nurses who can't afford to further their education on demand.
When I got my ADN in 2004, my tuition was $500 per semester
I would have never been self-disciplined enough to done Excelsior- but applaud one who is. I would go out on a limb first and ask my facility to help- you may be surprised!! I know you might be furthering your education to get out of there- but having your desired ADN(AAS) degree will increase your pay making the BSN much easier to obtain (or RN to MSN since you are self motivated and paced
More than anything I join Hiddencat in saying go back to the financial aid office of a local ADN offering Community College and have them review your FAFSA and eligibility for other Scholarships, and loans. I find it hard to wrap my head around that there was no funding available from an area community college.
I hope something works out for you, and soon!! Getting through school should be the "hard" part- not funding it!!
Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 26, '12