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where to begin when paying for nursing school

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You are reading page 2 of where to begin when paying for nursing school. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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I am "poor enough" for help however even with the state's help I'm still having to use Pell, scholarships, and student loans through the gov. But I have 3 kids under school age and my hubby decided he didn't want to be a parent or a husband anymore.

Just don't let the money keep you down. Do what you can to make a little bit. Every little bit adds up.

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Same here. Still fill out the scholarship forms. I ended up getting a small one.

I ended up getting a student loan - low interest rate and didnt need to start to pay on it until 6 months after graduation.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'm currently in the process of financing my second nursing school program in less than 5 years. I completed an LVN program nearly 4 years ago, and am now enrolled in an LVN-to-RN bridge program. I have never qualified for any types of grants because I am too "rich" due to income. Although I'm African-American, I have never qualified for any scholarships due to varied reasons.

I attended an expensive trade-school LVN program back in 2004 and 2005, and financed the entire $20,000 tuition with a private Sallie Mae student loan. This student loan was paid off in its entirety in early 2007.

Now I am enrolled in a private RN program, and am financing the tuition with a mixture of government student loans and private pay. I work two 16-hour shifts every weekend on Saturday and Sunday as an LVN at a local nursing home while attending the RN program during the week.

If I read correctly, the original poster will be attending the nursing program at Grayson County College, which is a very affordable community college with dirt cheap tuition and fees.

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