Originally posted by Roozeyk I know that this question has been posted before, but I can't find it. Does anyone know of any Financial Aid that applies to Distance Learning Programs? Any known nursing study grants?
I know that Deaconess College qualifies for financial aid. I don't know about others, you could call the FA office of the schools/programs that you are interested in and ask.
Programs are usually only eligible for financial aid if they are regionally accredited. This is actually one good test of 'diploma mill' status. State grants usually only apply to undergraduate degrees, but federal student loans are applicable to undergrad & grad. level.
There are some finance companies that will give you 'student loans' but you must begin repayment almost immediately- be sure that the loan [if you are looking into taking that route] is a federal loan, with deferrment, etc.
It gets so darn complicated, doesn't it?
May 24, '03
Check with your state's BON. Mine has a Nsg Incentive Scholarship Fund that is applicable for distance courses.