Quote from nurse2btracy
I think that I may be accepted into a private university for the fall. My grades are decent but not great so my chances of getting into a public college are slim to none.
This school is quite expensive 30,000 a year plus living expenses since I will leaving my job to attend school full time. I will be getting a pt job to supplement my income.
Has anybody taken out 2 loans per school year? If so, how did you do it? I am nervous since I know that I will be approved for one but unsure about 2. Can this be even done? Taking 2 separate loans out per school year - I have tapped out my federal aid/loan limits so I will be taking the private loan route this time.
I finally got the courage to apply and now I may not be able to attend for financial reasons. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Well, after I was considered an independent student, I was allowed to start all over on my loan amount limit. I think I went from like a limit of $20,000 to $46,000. That allowed me to pay for what my grants wouldn't pay for and buy books and pay lab fees, computer fees, books (which could easily run you about $700 if you can't get a used book). And, on the weekends, I had a part time job in a gentelmen's club over in Atlanta, GA. The pay was exceptional and it was good hours for a student. But, now, everyone doesn't go that route nor do they need to. May women wouldn't go this route, but you know, that's mainly what kept me taken care of while in school. Especially with how hard it is to get a job with a nursing student's hours of availability. But that's just me, it was there so I did it to make ends meet.
I'm not glorifying it or anything, but that's exactly how I paid for school. But there are things like work-study, NA jobs at hospitals, private sitter jobs, etc..... Best wishes. I'm sure you're make it.