I'm supposed to start the MCC Nursing program in January and I thought I had everything all figured out but things are falling apart quickly and I'm getting concerned. I had always planned on getting student loans and living off them while attending school but don't even know where to start to look for private student loans. The people at my school are kind and helpful but don't really get involved in the private student loan process. I'm moving from out of state so my costs will be higher on top of everything else. Additionally, I'm coming into this with a lot of personal debt (but good credit) so I probably won't get approved for anything by myself and I have limited resources for co-signers. I'm not opposed to working but was hoping to not work for at least the first semester since moving to a new state and starting nursing school and a new job at the same time would be too much for me. I also worry about how hard it will be to get a job while in Nursing school. I have great hospital experience but I'm finding jobs in my area of expertise are not plentiful. Anyone have any suggestions on where to start looking for student loans, private or otherwise? I've done the FAFSA so I have that ball rolling at least. But from what I can tell, you can get enough money to live off of.