Any disadvantages to WGU? Considering the program - page 2
by vladi50 | 6,005 Views | 15 Comments
I am a 48 y/o with ADN and am planning to finally start RN to BSN program. I am considering a couple of programs, and have been looking at WGU. The costs and time involved seem almost too good to be true. I hope to do this... Read More
- 0Aug 22, '12 by marycarneyThey have a scholarship tab in the school financial aid website. I got $1000 / term from AARP (you only had to be 40 to qualify - and let's just say I was waaaaaay over-'qualified' for it.)
Also, if you live in a WGU state college state (Indiana, Texas, Washington and ??Florida) there are usually scholarship monies there as well.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by CrunchRNI am waaaaay over 40 and I am in Texas. I really need to do this, but with my husbands job facing long term lay off I cannot get into debt right now. Any tips on how to access those state monies marycarney?
I did test and get accepted there a while back, but they were no help on the scholarship stuff and I could not find anything.....
Thanks for letting me know what you were able to find.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by cayenne06, MSN, RNI loved my experience with WGU while I was getting my BSN. The only drawback is the stupid 3.0 GPA. I wish they would just list it as "pass/fail." I had a 3.97 GPA out of nursing school and definitely didn't like having a 3.0 on my record. Anyway, I am starting my MSN through WGU, and have applied for a local post-grad program come next fall. I verified ahead of time that they accept WGU degrees, but I am a little worried about how my "3.0" GPA will affect my application. I guess we will find out!