Any info on hospitals that will pay my school bill?

  1. I am out of fin aid since I am about 4 classes from a bio degree. So, I need help with tuition, books, etc. if I get into RSU. Ive heard that St. Johns and St. francis may pay with a commitment to work for them. Does anyone have any experience with scholarships or other ways to pay for school upfront. I have no money, DH is layed off and I cant make enough at my present job to pay for it. Thanks in advance
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  3. by   Sarah Hay
    A couple of people in my ADN class here in Florida have that 'scholarship' from FHHD in Sebring and the hospital pays for the entire program but once they are RNs, they have to work for them. I think there is something also if you quit school or decide not to work for them, you have to pay all of the money back.
  4. by   iwillact
    Thanks, its encouraging to know that options are out there.
  5. by   Dorali
    I put a CNA application in at Hillcrest yesterday. There was something on the page after I submitted that said something about tuition reimbursement. This is something I will be looking into more as well so as I learn, I will post.

    The impression I got about paying it back if you quit was that it is prorated. Say they agree to pay 10,000 if you work 2 years (I have no idea what it is in reality) and you only work a year, you are responsible for the other 5,000. Hopefully someone will come along and post for sure.

    Dondie
  6. by   tclema
    This is the way we do it:
    Your tuition is getting reimbursed, you will still have to pay for your school upfront. We do $5000 per year for licensed, $3000 for non-licensed programs and a commitment contract.
    If you break the contract you have to pay the total amount back.
  7. by   RLPORTEE
    So if your paying it up front what is there to pay if you don't go through. What is there to reimburse. This all is making no since to me. I live in Ozark, AL. Nursing is my dream. Financial aid says I made too much last year so Uncle Sam isn't no help to me. The military won't give me my GI bill because they lied. All I am looking for is a hospital that will be willing to pay for my school and trust I will work for you. Why would anyone ask for a hospital to pay for their school and not work for them. The quote above just didn't make since to me because if I could pay for school myself then I wouldn't be asking for help. Anyway, if anyone has an idea which hospitals truly pay for your school with a contract to work for them in my area please let me know.
    Sorry for the fustration in my quote this is just starting to be the most frustrating thing in my life.
  8. by   iwillact
    Some hospitals will pay upfront and some will pay you back. The federal government also has a great scholarship but it is already too late to apply for it. I think its through NHSC (national health service corp or something like that) worth a google. GL
    I applied for Saint Francis today and Ill apply for Oklahomas Manpower scholarship.
    Orientation is the 15th for RSU!
    I decided not to apply for St. Johns because of the way they disperse the funds. Saint Francis give you money for each semester.
    Im holding my breath and turning blue!
  9. by   awhitt001
    [quote=RLPORTEE;3669287]..... The military won't give me my GI bill because they lied.


    .... which hospitals truly pay for your school with a contract to work for them in my area
    quote]

    RLPORTEE

    As to the first statment, I find it a bit incredulous when you say that the military lied to you. I served active and reserve service and also participated in the GI Bill. During induction you sign to participate in the program. At that time there are oodles and oodles of papers for you to read about the program and to sign (like everything else involving the government) and if you had any questions about the program then (or now) you could / can get guidance and direction from the VA or the in-processing NCOs. Additionally, when you were discharged, you had to participate in exit councelling at which time you get extensive information as to how to use your GI Bill money. As long as you are using the funds within 10 years of discharge and attending an approved institution, you should not have any problems using the GI Bill.

    As to your question, one place to start is your state BON website and/or your state government website. Another option would be to google. In the query line type "________ (your state), nursing, repayment programs". This should give you some good results.
  10. by   RLPORTEE
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    Quote from RLPORTEE
    ..... The military won't give me my GI bill because they lied.


    .... which hospitals truly pay for your school with a contract to work for them in my area
    quote]

    RLPORTEE

    As to the first statment, I find it a bit incredulous when you say that the military lied to you. I served active and reserve service and also participated in the GI Bill. During induction you sign to participate in the program. At that time there are oodles and oodles of papers for you to read about the program and to sign (like everything else involving the government) and if you had any questions about the program then (or now) you could / can get guidance and direction from the VA or the in-processing NCOs. Additionally, when you were discharged, you had to participate in exit councelling at which time you get extensive information as to how to use your GI Bill money. As long as you are using the funds within 10 years of discharge and attending an approved institution, you should not have any problems using the GI Bill.

    As to your question, one place to start is your state BON website and/or your state government website. Another option would be to google. In the query line type "________ (your state), nursing, repayment programs". This should give you some good results.

    Well before you let my commit about the miltary lying to me offend you, everyone that I know of who knows the story knows what I am talking about. By the way that was a statement of my situation which has nothing to do with it, just stating what I was going through. It's funny exmilitary always has something to say then when the story is told nothing can be said. Read what you like commit and what you don't like, understand everyone experience may be a little different from yours, last I checked!
  11. by   awhitt001
    [quote=RLPORTEE;3676760]
    Quote from awhitt001


    Well before you let my commit about the miltary lying to me offend you, everyone that I know of who knows the story knows what I am talking about. By the way that was a statement of my situation which has nothing to do with it, just stating what I was going through. It's funny exmilitary always has something to say then when the story is told nothing can be said. Read what you like commit and what you don't like, understand everyone experience may be a little different from yours, last I checked!
    RLPORTEE --

    What you said in your original post did not offend me. What I said was that it was difficult to believe and I explained why. To be clear, I'm not saying that you lied in your post either. I'm only saying that you may not have all of the information you need in order to use your military benefits to the fullest. That is why I recommended contacting the VA.

    I understand that everyone's situation is unique and that I do not know the details of your situation. My intension was only to help.

    If the VA told you that you can not use the benefits, I recommend that you petition a re-evaluation. If it is someone at the school you are attending that is telling you that you can not use the benefits, one of a few things could be happening.

    1) That school is not an approved school through the VA (not all schools are), in which case what they should be saying is that you can't use your benifits at their school, but they'll never say that because they know you'll go somewhere else

    2) The councelor that you spoke with is unfamiliar with the VA benefit (usually one counselor specializes in veteran students), in which case you should ask to speak with the head of Financial Aid, the campus VA Liaison, or the Veterans Specialist who should be able to better assist you

    3) Your benefits have expired (you must use the money within 10 years of exiting the service). If this is the case, then you'll only be able to reactivate your benefits if you re-enlist.

    I hope that something I've said helps. Good luck in finding a program that fits.
  12. by   tclema
    Quote from RLPORTEE
    So if your paying it up front what is there to pay if you don't go through. What is there to reimburse. This all is making no since to me. I live in Ozark, AL. Nursing is my dream. Financial aid says I made too much last year so Uncle Sam isn't no help to me. The military won't give me my GI bill because they lied. All I am looking for is a hospital that will be willing to pay for my school and trust I will work for you. Why would anyone ask for a hospital to pay for their school and not work for them. The quote above just didn't make since to me because if I could pay for school myself then I wouldn't be asking for help. Anyway, if anyone has an idea which hospitals truly pay for your school with a contract to work for them in my area please let me know.
    Sorry for the fustration in my quote this is just starting to be the most frustrating thing in my life.
    Well, I can understand your frustration. I wrote this before in other posts, I am from Germany and our schools and Universities are free of charge, you only pay if you decide to go to a private school. So frankly, I am confused about how many people that are not well off or don't have well off parents are supposed to go through school. I have a friend who went through school and it took her a few years longer, because she has to take breaks intbetween to work 2 jobs to be able to pay for school. I know there are scholarships and everything out there, but that doesn't necessarily apply for everyone.

    However, when it comes to a Hospital paying for you to go to school. Why would they trust that you will work for them once you get your RN degree? Because they paid for your school? That just doesn't make sense to me. If a hospital pays for you to do your school, they will want a commitment contract. It's logic to me. I have seen a lot of people try to take the money for school/ bonus etc and then run.
  13. by   RLPORTEE
    [quote=awhitt001;3677330]
    Quote from RLPORTEE

    RLPORTEE --

    What you said in your original post did not offend me. What I said was that it was difficult to believe and I explained why. To be clear, I'm not saying that you lied in your post either. I'm only saying that you may not have all of the information you need in order to use your military benefits to the fullest. That is why I recommended contacting the VA.

    I understand that everyone's situation is unique and that I do not know the details of your situation. My intension was only to help.

    If the VA told you that you can not use the benefits, I recommend that you petition a re-evaluation. If it is someone at the school you are attending that is telling you that you can not use the benefits, one of a few things could be happening.

    1) That school is not an approved school through the VA (not all schools are), in which case what they should be saying is that you can't use your benifits at their school, but they'll never say that because they know you'll go somewhere else

    2) The councelor that you spoke with is unfamiliar with the VA benefit (usually one counselor specializes in veteran students), in which case you should ask to speak with the head of Financial Aid, the campus VA Liaison, or the Veterans Specialist who should be able to better assist you

    3) Your benefits have expired (you must use the money within 10 years of exiting the service). If this is the case, then you'll only be able to reactivate your benefits if you re-enlist.

    I hope that something I've said helps. Good luck in finding a program that fits.
    Thanks and I am sorry. The military for years has been a touchy subject and again I appologize. It isn't the VA office at school. It's simply the military tried to accuse me of a situation and when nothing came up showing I did it, from the stress it gave me being in afghanistan they gave me the option to get out honorable and instead the made me sign under general. So it messed that up for me. I do appologize for acting ignorant. Thanks for your advice.
  14. by   awhitt001
    RLPORTEE --

    I'm sorry to hear of your situation and hope that you ARE able to find a program that works for you. Again, try your state's Board of Nursing website. Also try looking on your state's government website. Our's (Michigan) lists programs that will pay off your loans in exchange for working in high need areas (urban and impoverished neighborhoods). If you are able to take out loans to pay up front, a program like that might work for you.

    Other options:

    - if you are a homeowner, you could take out a home equity loan
    - if you have fairly good credit, you could take out a personal / signature loan
    - talk with the advisor's at the school you're interested in attending about testing out of some of your classes (typically general ed.) or taking CLEPs for some of the gen. ed. classes -- this would lower the cost overall
    - most important --- don't forget to look into scholarship options, your school's financial aid office should have lists of websites you can go to for more info in addition to any that are offered directly through your school

    Good luck

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