financial advice for pre nursing students

  1. i need help financing pre req courses before entering nursing school. going for second degree. cheapest accredited courses i have found: university of phoenix online: 1200 to 2000 bucks per course. heeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllpppppppp!!!!!!!
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  3. by   leenak
    Have you looked at community colleges? I'm taking my classes at a community college but they aren't cheap. Each class costs me $550. You can apply for financial aid. Start by filling out the fafsa.

    I didn't apply for financial aid because I really wouldn't have qualified but I know of others who have gotten financial aid for their pre-reqs.
  4. by   crittytn
    Community colleges are much cheaper. I think you have to take a full-time course load to receive financial aid. But you'd be best off to talk to someone at a school's financial aid office. They have all the details and can look at your specific information to help you out better.

    P.S. Shhhh...we can hear you!
  5. by   x_factor
    Holy bright, huge font Batman!

    Try a local community or technical college. Mine only cost me $700 total to do all my pre-req's.
  6. by   Bound2cBSN
    I agree that a community college is your best bet. As far as financial aid goes, my CC would only help if you were seeking a degree, regardless of the number of credit hours. Since I already had a degree and was only taking pre-requisites I got nothing. Maybe things will work out better at your CC.
  7. by   futurenurseya33
    I agree with everyone else. I'm going for a second degree. Since I already have a bachelor's degree financial aid doesn't apply to me for an associate level degree. But, the classes are still cheaper and i'm able to have a payment plan. Hope that helps.