Financial AIDE Advise


I have a few questions if anyone can help, I am currently an student at my community college waiting to see if i can get into the ADN nursing prgram this year or wait till next year. At my school you get in by your grades after you take all the pre-req's, and they pick 15 people who take the NLN instead of getting the pre req's done, I only got a 112 composite score so i know that isnt gonna cut it. I so far have been getting grants to go to school, but i dont want to wait There is this vocational school right up the road that offers an LPN program but it costs 9,000 my question is can i get student loans and grants for vocational school, it says they offer finanical aide but 9,000 is alot anyone have any insight or expertise anythign would help...Thanks



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Specializes in LDRP.

If they say there is aid you can probably get it, but if you dont have financial "need" as determined by your FAFSA, you would probably have to take out a loan for whatever the government doesnt cover, I think. Call them and find out for sure.

My thought is that $9000 is a lot for a one yr program. GL!


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You know that is what i thought as well, The other LPN programs at vocational schools in my area(PA,OH,WVA TRI_STATE) were between 3500-5000, i thought 9000 is it even worth it to do this or should i just stay in the community college and even if dont et accepted this yar based on the NLN i know for sure next year i can get in by my grades


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Specializes in Level III cardiac/telemetry.

If you qualify with the FAFSA for the full amount, I think it would only give you around $4000, maybe $4500 at max, but you could still do loans. It really depends on how soon you want to get out of there. You might also check to see if that $9000 covers ALL costs - licensing fees/testing, uniforms, books, supplies, etc. The one I'm starting in May costs around 2500 for tuition but by the time to figure in all the other stuff it's another almost $2000. $9000 is pretty high, but I know there are programs here that charge $16,000 - they aren't reputable though!

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