UH MEPN 2012 - page 20

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Is anyone looking at University of Hawaii's MEPN program for Fall 2012? I'm originally from Honolulu and would LOVE to go back and do this program. Especially since I would pay in-state tuition! :) I've looked over the lengthy... Read More


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    @DC275

    I saw your posts here and noticed you are a military spouse, as am I. We have orders to HI this summer and I want to apply to the MEPN for fall 2013. Would you mind "friending" me on this forum so we might be able to correspond? I'd love to hear your experience in applying to the program and perhaps get your feedback on the program once you start.

    Thanks!
    -A
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    @Bluecloud- I tried responding to your PM but I am unable to since I don't have enough posts? Yes, I am attending and look forward to it. I have some things to get in order before school starts but I'm confident they will all fall into place. Are you attending?

    @atkpop- I'm sorry I'm not familiar with this site and how to "friend" you. Can you tell me how? I'm unable to PM.
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    I can't pm either - brand new and don't have enough posts. I think if you click on my screen name you'll see my profile and then there is a friend request on the right hand side. I'm not sure, but if we are friends maybe we can PM?
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    I added you but can't PM
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    Maybe I sound like a broken record here, but do you all worry about the debt???????
    I do!!!!! Do you all have lots of money to pay for MEPN program? I don't have any .

    Mahalo, aloha
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    I'm hoping to use part of my husband's GI Bill to cover at least the first year. Recent changes allow spouses and children of active duty military to use the benefit if the service member will not use it. Otherwise, I think the cost would definitely be a huge consideration in deciding to do a MEPN vs traditional ADN/RN and than a MSN program. Also my "advanced" age is a factor in deciding to do MEPN. I feel I don't have time to spread the schooling out over 5 or more years before starting a new career. My main concern is just getting in for fall 2013!
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    In the information session last year, they said the student financial aid office was really helpful and they didn't have one student who couldn't get the help they needed. Debt for sure is something we all have to consider but in the long run I think it will be worth it.
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    I applied and was accepted. If I go I start in August 2012. I'm out of state! So I would have to pay 70,000 a year!!!!!! How the efff do I do that?!?!?!? Financial Aid has awarded me 39,000 in the form of loans. How on earth do I come up with the remaining. Not to sound like a privileged trust fund baby but my undergrad was paid for by my deceased grandparents. The fund is dried up now as I chose an expensive private school. This is my dream and I was accepted! Any advice on how to pay? The deadline for scholarships for U of H has passed. I know private loans are avaiable and perhaps third party payers such as the world health organization? Should I just start writing grant letters to everyone and anyone I can find??? Any advice would be appreciated!
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    I applied and was accepted. If I go I start in August 2012. I'm out of state! So I would have to pay 70,000 a year!!!!!! How the efff do I do that?!?!?!? Financial Aid has awarded me 39,000 in the form of loans. How on earth do I come up with the remaining. Not to sound like a privileged trust fund baby but my undergrad was paid for by my deceased grandparents. The fund is dried up now as I chose an expensive private school. This is my dream and I was accepted! Any advice on how to pay? The deadline for scholarships for U of H has passed. I know private loans are avaiable and perhaps third party payers such as the world health organization? Should I just start writing grant letters to everyone and anyone I can find??? Any advice would be appreciated!
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    39,000 in LOANS????? I know out of state is bad but COME ON!. At that price, even on an NP salary you will always have that cloud hanging over your head. Interest on the 39,000 in loans alone will be another huge hurdle. I can't even imagine if you had to take out the rest from private loans which are notorious for steep, highly variable interest rates and dubious collection practices.

    Will you get in state tuition after the first year? This is the only way this school sounds feasable for you unless you have more rich relatives. Do you have any other offers of admission/financial aid offers you can leverage to get the school to increase your fin. aid?

    I am applying for MEPN as well so I am curious to see how this works out for you. Let us know


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