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Can you get loans for ADN if you already have Bachelor’s?

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I already have a non-nursing bachelors and am wanting to go to my local CC and get an ADN. Although it is very cheap generally, we cannot afford to pay my prereqs out of pocket at this time as I’m a SAHM and money is very tight. Does anyone know if I can get FAFSA loans for part-time prereqs even if I already have a degree?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

The short answer is yes. The long answer is it depends on whether or not you’ve met your lifetime limit, your criminal background, and other specific factors such as maintaining a certain number of required credit hours for eligibility. You won’t know for certain until you complete the FAFSA process.

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

On a side note, I think it would be more economical for your to pursue a BSN since you already have a bachelors in your possession. That just my opinion..😉

35 minutes ago, BSNbeDONE said:

On a side note, I think it would be more economical for your to pursue a BSN since you already have a bachelors in your possession. That just my opinion..😉

Thanks for the feedback. Everyone says that and you would think it’s more economical but it’s not by a long shot. I could do ADN for around $8000 total and BSN for another $7500 (plus I would hopefully get tuition reimbursement). There’s no BSN program near me for less than $45,000 some up to 70k. That’s how I ended up choosing CC even though I’d rather do an accelerated program.