Hey all:I'm hoping someone can offer some words of wisdom ... I got great news the other day that I got accepted to my #1 choice for an ABSN program. But ... since it's a private school & I will have to move hundreds of miles away to attend, reality is sinking in on how the heck to pay for this! The tuition for the program is approx $35k, cost of living will be approx $20k (it's in a big metropolitan city) ... I spoke with financial aid, and I understand that as a 2nd degree student I'm only eligible for loans & no other aid. I'm (crazily!) okay with taking these loans, seeing as how bad I want to pursue my dream, but I'm terrified I won't be able to get them. I know the federal Stafford loans will only scratch the surface on my bills, but I worry that I won't be able to qualify for private loans. I quit my job to attend school full-time to take the pre-req courses I needed, and although I have a decent credit score, due to the awful state of the economy, it won't be enough (I've already been denied by 2 lenders for private loans). I could potentially ask my father, but due to his age & health, he works & earns very little, and am terrified that again, I would be denied even with his good credit score as my co-signer since he has low income. Is anyone else in a similar situation? I'm so stressed ... before I was so worried about getting into a school, and now I'm scared that I will have to throw this dream away ... Thanks for any help.