Just curious... How much are pre-reqs costing you?

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by leenak leenak Member

So I know some areas are cheaper than others and others may be getting scholarships but how much is out of pocket?

I am taking classes at my cheapest option which is my local community college

This is my breakdown

Classes I've taken in previous schooling and I'm not counting

Chem

Psych

Statistics (work paid for this)

Classes

Each lab class is $570 plus books so

Intro Bio

Micro

AP1

AP2

Each non-lab class costs $440

Nutrition

Human development

Optional classes

Chem ($570 - retake if school considers too old)

Ethics ($440 - take if applying to certain schools, may skip)

So at my low end, I'm looking at $3160 + ~ 600 for books for a total of $3760

At my high end I'm looking at a total of approximately of $5000.

I don't get financial aid so those are out of pocket expenses.

Cuddleswithpuddles

Cuddleswithpuddles

Has 11 years experience. 667 Posts

Hello,

I am super lucky.

California has very low community college costs. My class fees are about $30/unit. I forgot the exact number. A semester with a 12 unit load would be around $360 plus miscellaneous fees like parking.

I usually do not buy textbooks so that helps.

On top of all that, I applied for FAFSA despite working full-time and got some very nice government waivers that brought down the cost to around $30-$50/semester. I think the waivers have to do with being in a vocational or professional study track.

ON TOP OF THAT, my workplace covers half of my expenses.

My RN program cost including uniforms is easily under $2k.

spore2008

spore2008

165 Posts

Well, community colleges in NY are more money.

For Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Statistics, Nutrition, Developmental Psychology, Microbiology and Pathophysiology, all totaled greater than 5K including books and fees (26 credits).

leenak

leenak

980 Posts

I am originally from California so that was definitely one of the areas I expect classes to be cheap. In MD, the tuition rates actually dropped, a single lab class used to be over $600.

DFWgal

DFWgal

177 Posts

So I know some areas are cheaper than others and others may be getting scholarships but how much is out of pocket?

I am taking classes at my cheapest option which is my local community college

I don't get financial aid so those are out of pocket expenses.

Same here! ($45 per credit hour)

Iridescent Orchid, CNA, LPN

Specializes in CNA/LPN. Has 1 years experience. 597 Posts

I always make sure to keep my FAFSA applied for when the time comes and currently it's been enough to really, really, tremendously help me out. Pell and Hope have made completing these pre-reqs possible for me. I've had to pay out of pocket for books and some fees throughout the courses I've had to take prior to the program, but I definitely make sure to utilize my financial aid as well.

i♥words

1 Article; 561 Posts

I attend a state university and I'm looking at roughly $50 per credit hour, not to mention $200+ a semester in fees and generally $300+ a semester in textbooks (I try to shop online used.). Thankfully I'm getting some help from a couple of scholarships. It's worth it, though!