I applied to a couple of State Colleges here in Florida for the ADN program. One of them, Daytona State College, is saying I do not qualify for financial aid because I already have an Associate of Arts Degree with 76 credit hours and I will be over the 150% rule(90 credits) for financial aid if I attempt their ADN program of 72 hours.
As far as I know financial aid is not possible ONLY if the person already has a Bachelors degree, or had already earned an Associate of Science degree and trying to get a second Associate of Science degree.
In my AA degree all prerequisites were done pertaining to nursing so I can apply for both BSN and ADN programs. For Daytona State, 30 credits of the AA goes to the ADN leaving me with 42professional credits, to complete if I get accepted.They seem to be counting in all the other courses I took that pertain only to the BSN. Yet I heard of quite a few people who got an AA degree first because they were uncertain of doing the ADN or BSN and then later decided to do an ADN degree and got it all with financial aid. Has anyone done this and how to I get it corrected, file an appeal? or are they just being difficult.