Life sucks, i guess i can forget about nursing school for now

  1. Well I am trying to get into a LPN technical program. I have done great on the test I have taken so far and according to one of my advisors at the school there is no way they wont let me in bc of my ambition and past 4 yrs experience as a CNA (bc most the people trying to get in this program are laid off and ofcourse a few that just have never been in the medical field) Anyhow I have spent time and money going to all these meetings about financial aide and seeing if you can get help from the gov't. I was just going to use student loans, but I just found out a couple of weeks ago that they don't do student loans, so I went to see if I qualify for any help, and ofcourse not I make too much money!?! Well ofcourse i do when I have to keep insurance on myself and have bills to pay, but i had wonderful family members that were going to take care of my bills so i didn't have to stress about money this year and could concentrate on school. I have tried everything that I can think of, but now I have no where else to turn, I guess this is good-bye for now and rearranging my next 10 yrs due to the stupid gov't policies on helping people. Life just sucks right now......
    Last edit by mystc42 on Aug 15, '03
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    About mystc42

    Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 62
    CNA/ ER secretary at a local hospital


  3. by   Godswill
    AWE this is awful, bt i know how u feel, the school I am going to does not take student loans, only grants or money from students. I am so thankful i can get in. I am going to school through TANF, (they will pay for my tuition, book ,supplies , child care and the gas i use to go to school. THANK GOD!!) and i barely made the cut at 36,500. But i know of some states that require u to make way to low to get assistant from the goverment an i think that sad, i have a friend who has 4 kids and lives in GA, and our family income is way higer than hers and she didn't qualify for it. This sort of this confuses me since it cost more to live IN GA than LA.

    Does your school work through any other AID, like I think one is JTPA, WIA etc, , don't give up!!

    By the way did u fill out a FASA, this may help u get a pell grant!!
    Last edit by Godswill on Aug 15, '03
  4. by   shirleyTX
    Is there anyway for you to take a personal loan from a credit union. It will be your money so they can't turn it down///
  5. by   Nurse89
    very good ideas from godswill and shirleytx
    wish I could think of something else that might help you mystc42, if I do, I will let you know...don't give up!
  6. by   mystc42
    Thanks guys I find out for sure on Monday for pell grant, but my brother only got $600 and so im expecting the same and the program is $4500 so it barely makes a dent. I haven't thought about a credit union. We have one at the hospital but im not sure exactly how they work so I will check into it. My interview is Wed and I have already called in Monday to try and drive around and find something, so I will stop by there. Thanks
  7. by   janis9799
    Have you talked to your employer about paying for you to go to school and you would work for them for a certain amount of time. I think you said that you wouldn't be working while in the program but maybe they will work with you on a schedule like everyother weekend or one shift a week until you get out of lpn school.

    Good luck!
  8. by   essarge
    There are many banks that have student loans available. Surf the net and see what you can find. The money would then be coming from a bank.

    That being said, I would question why the school does not allow for government student loans. Do they have a high default rate? Check it out. If that is the case, I'd then go on to question whether they are accredited or not and perhaps look into a different school.
  9. by   Tweety
    Good luck!
  10. by   NurseJacqui
    Maybe you could try a different program? And did you fill out the FAFSA and send it in? Even if you can't get grants, you may be able to get loans. Also, some hospitals have a tuition incentive program....that is how I got through nursing school. I used to work on the weekends but they paid me for full time and and my tuition in exchange for a 2 year committment. I don't know where you live, but check into it....there is alwyas hidden money...just waiting to be found!!! Good luck!
  11. by   NurseJacqui
    Also....I don't know how LPN programs work, but RN programs are creating all sorts of incentives these days. Have you ever thought of entering an RN program instead?
  12. by   kimberle
    hey yall peeps
  13. by   mystc42
    I have been doing RN pre-reqs for 2 years part time and I just can't take off from work for 2 years or else i would bc I do plan do go on. I have checked with the school and it is acredited, I know thats a big concern too. They said they just had too many people that weren't paying them back. I have also filled out the FASFA form already but I will check on the student loans away from the school, i didn't know they did those. And last the hospital has a reimbursment program where you pay all at first then bring them your grades and reciepts and they pay you back. Plus you have to work full time while you are going to school....which really sucks bc that is almost impossible. Thanks for all these ideas, I know i have ran my brain crazy trying to get ideas on what to do. My deadline is coming quick and all these suggestions really help.
  14. by   Sekar
    Hey Join the Army and let them pay for your PN schooling. Not only will they pay for it, you draw a paycheck while attending school. The training is second to none, I know used to teach LPNs in the Army. You can go NG or Reserves, you'll owe them a few years in uniform as payback, but it is a viable way to get your training.