Does loans and financial aid...

  1. Hi Everyone,
    I might get accepted into this 4 year program BSN... But I'm wondering for those of you who go to private college does loans and financial aid usually cover everything? I mean this school is really expensive and I would live to attend it but I'm afraid they won't cover evrything. I would hate not to attend due to financial reasons... Let me know guys...
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  3. by   RNIAM
    The best way to find out is go and talk with the financial aid worker at the school you will be attending. Let them know your fears about the financial issues you have. I am sure they will be more than happy to help you out.
  4. by   Mkue
    I attend a private college BSN program. A lot depends on your FAFSA information. Say you have 0 family contribution according to your fafsa you would be eligible for Federal Grants (Pell) mainly and then your college could come up with the rest, BUT you would want to talk to them. Usually colleges send out an award letter once they get your fafsa information and it will tell you what you are able to receive. Check with Financial Aid office at your school.

    It is possible to have tuition paid for by grants and scholarships, however if you aren't working like myself, there are federal loans and nursing loans to help get by, pay for books, bills, gas, etc, while you are in school. Of course you could always try for the "free" money that is out there, I haven't had any luck in getting anything from there. I hope you have better luck than I did in that area.

    My tuition is a little greater than 13,000 per year so it is possible in some cases at private colleges for them to come up with all of the tuition. Again, you must check with your college and see what kind of aid package they can come up with for you.

    Good Luck !!
  5. by   peaceful2100
    It all depends on your situation and income like others have said. I go to a private school where tuition/fees is $15,000.00 a year. I received about $5,000.00 in grants and $12,000.00 in loans. So everything was covered for me. It is not fun though with the loans. It is going to be very costly to pay them back. Like others have said the best thing to do is talk to a financial aid officer so they can see what your income/situation is and they will take it from there.
  6. by   nursing 101
    Thanks for your responses,
    I haven't filed for fafsa yet as I am waiting for the final word from them. I let them know about my concerns and I have friends that went there and they let me know that they all got loans + pell/grant. My tuition would be 16000 a year. I'm not worried about the loans I just don't want to be worried about tuition payment along with all the other bills while attending school. Wish me luck...
  7. by   Lausana
    Be sure to file you FAFSA asap, Federal deadline for aid is in July, but here in Indiana the deadline was March 1st for state aid-I see you're in Florida I think they have an early date too.

    On the FAFSA you can select more than one school if you're not sure where you want to attend and the schools will notify you and let you know what they are willing to "offer" you if you qualify for aid-its kind of nice!

    Good Luck hope you get some good aid!
  8. by   nursing 101
    Well I got in I'm starting my nursing classes in the fall... I also filed the fafsa and I hope evrything goes well. My advisor told me not to worry that never has she seen somebody not attend their school for lack of money.
    Wish me luck...