Did you or do you take loan to go to school? - page 2

Hi everyone, I'm planning to start the nursing program next fall. Everyone told me that I will not be able to work full time. Consequently, I was wondering did or do any of you take loan? If... Read More

  1. by   dawngloves
    I went to a community college and charged my tuition and books on my USAir credit card. I waited tables part time and made crazy money and paid my bill off monthly. By the time I graduated, I had enough frequent flyer miles for 2 round trip First Class seats from Philadelphia to San Francisco. What a great graduation gift to myself!
  2. by   CATHYW
    Now there ya go, dawngloves! There is always more than one way to skin a cat!
  3. by   Chuckie
    Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 17, '03
  4. by   KatWright
    I have paid my daughters' last tuition payment this past spring. She worked for living money and I pain tuition. As a result she has NO debt. I am a poor nurse (not really...I'm paid well) BUT I am back in grad school and I agree with the person who responded about grants and scholarships. I have researched them alot and make too much money, but there all kind of money out there. Put scholarships in key word and start the search.
    Weird scholarships too, left handed, red head, Italian, child of a vet, Irish, single mother....Lots of stuff.
    Also, some of the community colleges have a 2+2 program. 2 years in the community college then 2 years in the university. I would also check out local hospitals and check out their tuition reimbursement or pre-payment or post payment. There are some hospitals that will pay for your education once you graduate and start working for them. But it is only for new graduates...(it wont work for your second job) Good luck with school. It is wonderful to be a nurse !!!