I am a 25 year old married woman. I would love to become a lpn. I have no children so with only having two people in my household, our income is just over the limit for financial aid. It is my dream to become a nurse and for the first time I feel that I am commited to this dream except that my husband and I can not afford to pay for the tuition on our own. Without financial aid, I am afraid that this will never happen. I currently work at a residential facility in which I care for the mentally disabled. Unfortunately this is a low paying job and they do not do tuition reimbursment. I plan to attend a full time lpn program which i will graduate in ten months. This is the quickest and cheapest way of going about this. Can anyone give me any advice on financial aid, scholarships
, grants, anything that could help me with this. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Nov 19, '06
I had this same problem. If the school you go to accepts student loans maybe you could qualify for a federaly backed student loan. If not and you have good credit maybe you could get a personal loan or home equity loan with small payments that you could afford while in school. Another thing is some churches will give scholarships
for nurses. Some people in my class got all their school paid for and even got 500.00 monthly allowance to be used on anything from a local church. I know you are not in my area but maybe there is something similar in your area. Have you tried talking with the director of the nursing program? They may know of scholarships or other assistance that past students have gotten. Or you may be able to work out a payment plan with the school. Ours school cost around 4000.00 and payments were 400.00 monthly. Also some hospitals and nursing homes will sponsor you to go to school in exchange for you working for them for a specified amoumt of time after graduation. Good luck!!!
Last edit by emllpn2006 on Nov 19, '06