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I just got a letter that I was accepted to Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden County, to start Sept 2005. I am very excited, but sooooo scared too. I have a major issue of how I am going to pay for it.

How are the moms/dads with families out there doing it? I am seriously open for any suggestions. I am unfortunately one of those people who make too much to qualify for federal financial aid, like a Pell grant, but not enough to be able to afford it myself. I have 3 little ones ages 10, 5 and 2. DH works, but only average salary and I am a SAHM, but do work at home doing medical transcription, not really much income there, but helps with the bills.

So, my excitement is squashed a bit. I don't know if I will/should cough up the $200 to hold my seat in the program, since I have no CLUE, how I will pay for the 6 semesters, which adds to around $18,000 !!! Yikes...

I am sooo bummed.

Kim

hiya kim. i know exactly what you're going through! when i was accepted into nursing school, my husband asked how the heck we were going to pay for it. i thought that we made too much money for a pell grant or for a federal loan but i still gave it a shot. i'm happy that i did! my advise is simply meet with the financial aid advisor at your school. you may be surprised at what you do qualify for. i was! good luck!

Same situation here -- school financial aid office has been a great help.

Student loans are quite reasonable now...If I accepted the full package, I would not have to pay any out of pocket, at this point...just after school:coollook: . I'm hoping, then, for a situation w/ loan reimbursement.

(Worse case, 2nd mortage on house.)

Again, fin. aid office should be able to help.

SJ

akcarmean, LPN

Specializes in Home Health Care,LTC.

Talk to your financial aid officer. There are tons of scholarships out there. They should be able to help you a great deal. Try this website www.fastweb.com. They deal with scholarships. Good Luck.

Angelia

my hospital gives full schlorships to its employees who want to be nurses i know its hard to work full time and raise three young children and go to school full time but it can be done i did it single with two young children. good luck. call the human resource department see what they are willing to do for you.

NurseDiva08

Specializes in Case Mgt, Cardiac, SICU, PCU, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

I just got a letter that I was accepted to Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden County, to start Sept 2005. I am very excited, but sooooo scared too. I have a major issue of how I am going to pay for it.

How are the moms/dads with families out there doing it? I am seriously open for any suggestions. I am unfortunately one of those people who make too much to qualify for federal financial aid, like a Pell grant, but not enough to be able to afford it myself. I have 3 little ones ages 10, 5 and 2. DH works, but only average salary and I am a SAHM, but do work at home doing medical transcription, not really much income there, but helps with the bills.

So, my excitement is squashed a bit. I don't know if I will/should cough up the $200 to hold my seat in the program, since I have no CLUE, how I will pay for the 6 semesters, which adds to around $18,000 !!! Yikes...

I am sooo bummed.

Kim

hey kim, congrats!!! I too will be at Helene Fuld in the Fall, not know how I will pay for it......since I already have a degree in Business, I will end up having to apply for loans, loans and more loans.

Good luck with your decision and hope to see you next year....are you going during the day or in the evenings??

Talk to you soon!!!!

Hey Helene Fuld Ladies!

I am applying there too. It will only take me 1 year though b/c of the classes that I already have.

I have a ? for you guys. How hard was the math section and how many math ?'s were there? Were calculators allowed? I am scared $hitless to take that section!

I hope to see you guys there! Thanks in advance for answering my ?'s

Shele

NurseDiva08

Specializes in Case Mgt, Cardiac, SICU, PCU, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

Hey Helene Fuld Ladies!

I am applying there too. It will only take me 1 year though b/c of the classes that I already have.

I have a ? for you guys. How hard was the math section and how many math ?'s were there? Were calculators allowed? I am scared $hitless to take that section!

I hope to see you guys there! Thanks in advance for answering my ?'s

Shele

Hey Shele,

Good to hear from you. Not sure what you mean by "math section". You are scaring me now. Not sure of what math I need to take. Is this a pre-req? I already have my BS in Business, so the only classes I needed to take were AP I and II, Micro and Nurtrition.....as far as any math classes, the counselor at Helene Fuld didn't say that I needed to take anything else.

So basically I will only be taking the core Nursing courses. Is there a specific name for this course? or are you talking about the NET?? If it's the NET, then I only brushed up on my percentages and algebra. It's a insultingly easy entrance exam.

Keep me posted. Hope to talk to you soon....Oh, by the way, are you going into the evening program??

Debra :-)

NurseDiva08

Specializes in Case Mgt, Cardiac, SICU, PCU, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

Hey Helene Fuld Ladies!

I am applying there too. It will only take me 1 year though b/c of the classes that I already have.

I have a ? for you guys. How hard was the math section and how many math ?'s were there? Were calculators allowed? I am scared $hitless to take that section!

I hope to see you guys there! Thanks in advance for answering my ?'s

Shele

Hey Shele,

Good to hear from you. Not sure what you mean by "math section". You are scaring me now. Not sure of what math I need to take. Is this a pre-req? I already have my BS in Business, so the only classes I needed to take were AP I and II, Micro and Nurtrition.....as far as any math classes, the counselor at Helene Fuld didn't say that I needed to take anything else.

So basically I will only be taking the core Nursing courses. Is there a specific name for this course? or are you talking about the NET?? If it's the NET, then I only brushed up on my percentages and algebra. It's a insultingly easy entrance exam.

Keep me posted. Hope to talk to you soon....Oh, by the way, are you going into the evening program??

Debra :-)

Debra,

I meant the NET. LOL, sorry about worrying you. It's funny b/c I too have a Bachelor's in Business. How old are you if you don't mind me asking. I'll be 34 in 1 week!

Are you good in math? I'm soooo dumb when it comes to math, but if it's in a real world situation, ie % for tips and shopping, I'm just fine. I'm just really scared about the Math section on the NET. Hey, were you allowed to use a calculator??? Thanks for responding to my post:)

Shele

Debra,

I meant the NET. LOL, sorry about worrying you. It's funny b/c I too have a Bachelor's in Business. How old are you if you don't mind me asking. I'll be 34 in 1 week!

Are you good in math? I'm soooo dumb when it comes to math, but if it's in a real world situation, ie % for tips and shopping, I'm just fine. I'm just really scared about the Math section on the NET. Hey, were you allowed to use a calculator??? Thanks for responding to my post:)

Shele

Debra,

I will be going in the day as long as my babysitter can do those hours. If not, I'll be hiring a nanny. I have a 3yo and a 13mo. Should make studying interesting;)

Shele

Debra,

I will be going in the day as long as my babysitter can do those hours. If not, I'll be hiring a nanny. I have a 3yo and a 13mo. Should make studying interesting;)

Shele

NurseDiva08

Specializes in Case Mgt, Cardiac, SICU, PCU, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

Debra,

I will be going in the day as long as my babysitter can do those hours. If not, I'll be hiring a nanny. I have a 3yo and a 13mo. Should make studying interesting;)

Shele

LOLOL....thank goodness you were talking about the NET.....lolol....they have a book at Helen Fuld that you can use to help you study for the NET......not that expensive - maybe about $25

no we were not allowed to use calculators....but you should be fine, as long as you brush up on those algebra and decimals and percentage skills....think positive grasshopper.....I will be 36 in may.....but folks tell me I look 28 - hee hee hee.....no children, no husband......just a boyfriend i've been with for about 3yrs....but i've got some stories that i can tell you about that later...lolol

Where did you get your degree? I went to Rutgers and grad. in 1993 - and I regret not doing the nurse thang back then.....

Anyhoo.....keep the questions coming.....you and I seem to be the only ones on this msg. board that go to any nsg schools in NJ.

Smooches :-)

NurseDiva08

Specializes in Case Mgt, Cardiac, SICU, PCU, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

Debra,

I will be going in the day as long as my babysitter can do those hours. If not, I'll be hiring a nanny. I have a 3yo and a 13mo. Should make studying interesting;)

Shele

LOLOL....thank goodness you were talking about the NET.....lolol....they have a book at Helen Fuld that you can use to help you study for the NET......not that expensive - maybe about $25

no we were not allowed to use calculators....but you should be fine, as long as you brush up on those algebra and decimals and percentage skills....think positive grasshopper.....I will be 36 in may.....but folks tell me I look 28 - hee hee hee.....no children, no husband......just a boyfriend i've been with for about 3yrs....but i've got some stories that i can tell you about that later...lolol

Where did you get your degree? I went to Rutgers and grad. in 1993 - and I regret not doing the nurse thang back then.....

Anyhoo.....keep the questions coming.....you and I seem to be the only ones on this msg. board that go to any nsg schools in NJ.

Smooches :-)

rkrs6673

Specializes in SICU, ER, MEDICAL.

I am in the same boat as you. I start the actual nursing classes in August 2005. I have been looking for scholarships everywhere. I only have a 3.7 GPA and I have only gotten a small scholarship from my school that will pay for my tuition only. But the books and extra stuff all adds up very quickly. However, I just filled out my FAFSA online a couple weeks ago and found out that I can qualify for some financial aide. So with my small scholarship and a little financial aide I am thinking we can make it without taking too much money out of our bank account. I also buy my books online at Amazon.com, ebay.com, and half.com to cut costs. Also, I have been getting little things as I go along like nursing shoes and stethoscope. That way I will not have to buy them all at once in August. Now I am looking for basic white scrubs/uniforms and a good watch:) I am slowly checking off some of the extra required things to help myself out. I suggest to look for any and all scholarships! Also fill out a free FAFSA on the internet and see what happens. Things are really tight around my house with me in school and not working but we make do and are happy. Congratulation on being accepted in school. That is a big battle in itself. Take care

rkrs6673

Specializes in SICU, ER, MEDICAL.

I am in the same boat as you. I start the actual nursing classes in August 2005. I have been looking for scholarships everywhere. I only have a 3.7 GPA and I have only gotten a small scholarship from my school that will pay for my tuition only. But the books and extra stuff all adds up very quickly. However, I just filled out my FAFSA online a couple weeks ago and found out that I can qualify for some financial aide. So with my small scholarship and a little financial aide I am thinking we can make it without taking too much money out of our bank account. I also buy my books online at Amazon.com, ebay.com, and half.com to cut costs. Also, I have been getting little things as I go along like nursing shoes and stethoscope. That way I will not have to buy them all at once in August. Now I am looking for basic white scrubs/uniforms and a good watch:) I am slowly checking off some of the extra required things to help myself out. I suggest to look for any and all scholarships! Also fill out a free FAFSA on the internet and see what happens. Things are really tight around my house with me in school and not working but we make do and are happy. Congratulation on being accepted in school. That is a big battle in itself. Take care

Debra,

Click on my e-mail and e-mail me. I'd like to talk to you on the phone and ask some more ?'s. If you don't want to exchange #'s I understand. I just thought that it's probably easier than typing. Oh yeah. I graduated from Stockton in 93. In case my screen name isn't enabled, my e-mail addy is sheleschell@comcast.net.

BTW, where do you live? I'm in Cherry Hill. TTYL

Shele

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