Allot of people have been asking me about federal student aid. This is the website to find out more.
This is the student guide for this school year. I found that my financial aid officer didn't know very much and copied allot of the info on this page to take with me when I had to visit her office (not my favorite place, usually ended in an argument!). When you go to your financial aid officer, have all of your facts with you so when they tell you "that is not true", you can show them the info taken right off the web site of the US Government!!!
Federal Student Loans for nursing students is on this site also.
Good luck fighting with financial aid!! Never give up when you know that you are right!! If need be call the regional manager for the US Department of Education (also listed somewhere in this site) and they will be more than happy to call your financial aid office and "straighten them out"!!!!