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43 minutes ago, periodicgeek said:

Hi everyone! I’m also a current student in this program. Happy to answer any questions y’all have. As for how WUE works, I do have an answer for how it worked this year. Although I’m an in state student, from a classmate who is a WUE student - NAU does not apply WUE tuition to professional programs. This classmate paid full out of state tuition both fall and spring semesters, but in state tuition for summer because apparently there is not any out of state student difference. I hope this helps!! Congratulations!

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Thank you! Any general impressions of the program would be super helpful.

As for the WUE, this is a bit concerning. I got confirmation from the nursing office that they do accept WUE for the ABSN program, but I also recognize that there may have been a bit of confusion on their part when telling me that.  For some reason, I also seem to think that WUE tuition is a new change to the program.

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I got in as well! So excited to start.

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2 hours ago, periodicgeek said:

Hi everyone! I’m also a current student in this program. Happy to answer any questions y’all have. As for how WUE works, I do have an answer for how it worked this year. Although I’m an in state student, from a classmate who is a WUE student - NAU does not apply WUE tuition to professional programs. This classmate paid full out of state tuition both fall and spring semesters, but in state tuition for summer because apparently there is not any out of state student difference. I hope this helps!! Congratulations!

I'm just curious as to what the program as a whole is like? How is your typical week? 

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4 hours ago, NurseGorder said:

Thank you! Any general impressions of the program would be super helpful.

As for the WUE, this is a bit concerning. I got confirmation from the nursing office that they do accept WUE for the ABSN program, but I also recognize that there may have been a bit of confusion on their part when telling me that.  For some reason, I also seem to think that WUE tuition is a new change to the program.

I will reply to the WUE part - it’ll take me a bit to sit down and share my impressions of the program as a whole haha! I will say that NAU department’s 100% lack of communication was a problem even when I was getting my first degree. I hope it works out for you though! 

 

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6 hours ago, kierstm said:

I'm just curious as to what the program as a whole is like? How is your typical week? 

Hi and congratulations!! The program as a whole is very fast-paced (although that shouldn't be a surprise, haha!). We had typically lecture two days a week and clinical two different days of the week. The faculty does what I think is a really good job of cutting out the silly "filler" assignments my first degree was filled with and gives homework that actually helped me learn. The rest of the time was pretty much spent studying. I did not work this year and I am glad I did not. I was able to still have a small bit of a life because I did not work. The biggest piece of advice I can share is it's nursing school, it's only a year, take a deep breath, learn what you can, and enjoy it. 🙂 I think it can be a very enjoyable year if you take it for what it is and decide you're going to get the most out of it you can. Oh, and the twenty-nine other people in your cohort are about to become your best friends. I hope this helped!

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8 hours ago, NurseGorder said:

Thank you! Any general impressions of the program would be super helpful.

As for the WUE, this is a bit concerning. I got confirmation from the nursing office that they do accept WUE for the ABSN program, but I also recognize that there may have been a bit of confusion on their part when telling me that.  For some reason, I also seem to think that WUE tuition is a new change to the program.

I feel like I should clarify my previous comment - the NAU departments themselves are wonderful to work with. I've never had a bad experience with them. It just seems like there could be more inter-departmental communication. I hope that makes more sense. 

General impressions of the program...it is really good. Their NCLEX pass rate is phenomenal! The lecture professors have all been tremendously helpful, and most of them practice in the fields they teach so I feel like what we are learning is a bit more relatable to real-world scenarios. I have really enjoyed my year and I've learned a lot. I think to a certain extent nursing school is what you make it. If you go into it thinking it will be the worst/most difficult/most awful thing ever, it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. However, overall impression of the program is it is fast-paced but not impossible. I have friends who graduated from this program a few years ago and they are fabulous nurses now, and I'm sure you will be too! 

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Ok some good news for WUE. If you read the policies, the WUE being applied to nursing programs is indeed new. As mentioned before, last year's class was not eligible due to program start date being started prior to Fall 2018( which sadly included an 2018s summer start). 

Any program starting Fall 2018 or later will be eligible for WUE! Wooo. Bummer for those before previous years. That is a major difference in cost.Screenshot_20190210-213431.png.8b555de3665c618cd76db59b39b63cc5.png

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Alright did some research and contacted a couple of departments. Still pretty cryptic on details but here's what I've gathered.

We are considered pledge tuition(not excess or no pledge) from what I was told.

WUE (they call it wooey lol) is automatically applied assuming you filed for FAFSA. I personally filed for 2018-19 and another for 2019-2020.

Summer is considered apart of 2018-19 school year so this theoretically free up 12500 in Federal loans off the bat, leaving another 12500 for 2019-2020 school year maximum. So we have 25000 in Federal loans allowed (can't get confirmation until the advisors enroll us into courses in the coming weeks).

Summer doesn't descriminate on tuition for in or out of state. The calculated cost should be 7152(16 units) + 422(fees for the 17th unit). Add on 800 for nursing fees.

Summer = 8374 all students

Fall 2019 will cost 8380 (12 unit or above no longer changes tuition) plus 800 for nursing fees.

Fall = 9180 WUE

Spring will cost 8379 (same as above -1 dollar lol) plus 800 for nursing fees.

Spring = 9179 WUE

Grand total of tuition+fees = 26733. WUE

 

So assuming we can take 25k fed and maybe a liberal 1k per month in allowances for living/books etc. A private loan or personal savings of 14k+ will be needed here.

 

I figure living on beans and rice and poor for a year in the work force should put us at 1 year to pay that heavy burden off.

 

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Question... is WUE just for out-of-state students? And do your calculations (Cpt ATP) assume one does NOT have prior loans for their first undergraduate degree? 

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1 hour ago, araew2129 said:

Question... is WUE just for out-of-state students? And do your calculations (Cpt ATP) assume one does NOT have prior loans for their first undergraduate degree? 

If you are in state the tuition is about 3000 to $4,000 less. If you are out of state and not within the limits of the wue program then tuition will be far higher.

once you earn a bachelor's degree you are not eligible for all of your loan limits. therefore your limit per year for loans is 12500 regardless of whether or not you took any loans out.this of course is assuming that you haven't maxed out your total loan limit which I think is about $75,000. So if used 50000 in your first undergrad then you'll have 25000 left but that would only be $12,500 per year limit. Likewise if you used zero for your undergrad you would still have the $12,500 limit per year after your first bachelor has been earned.

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So let me make sure i stated the correct info, since I was at a friends house for the last post. For your lifetime limit on bachelors degree(s) is...

Independent Undergraduates

Subsidized loan: $23,000 limit 

Unsubsidized loan: $34,500 limit

So total is 57500 for LIFETIME LIMIT. This means that for your first bachelors. you can max that out. but..

Once you have completed your first bachelors. you know only can gather 12500 fed loan per year for 2nd bachelors(not master and above), up until you reach that limit. 

soo my correction is that lifetime limit is not 75k. it is indeed 57500. but if you didnt take out any loans, the 12.5k yearly limit is there regardless.

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Thank you!

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