Hi all! This is my first post here, Ive been a lurker for a while.
Heres my problem...
I decided about 2 months ago that I wanted to finally
enroll in college and get into the nursing program, I am married and a mother to three and have put it off for a long time now. So, I get started, have to take the COMPASS and do extremely well on it, fill out my FAFSA and all that. Everything seems to be going smoothly until I get my award letter saying that my grant is going to be $930. Now my family of 5 had an income of $41,000 last yr and it gave me an EFC of $2428. This $930 doesnt even cover the tuition and I seriously dont have the money to pay the difference plus the cost of books and then child care. Neither of the two CC's around here will accept Stafford loans either.
They gave me a list of lenders that they accept funds from and I have been denied by all of those using 3 different co-signers. I dont know whats going on. My DH is going to talk to his boss lady and see if she would be willing to make the loan to us for this first semester but if shes not willing to do that I may not be able to go.
I would like to know are there any other options as far as getting this money? I seriously want to do this and Im not willing to give up so any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.