It depends on the state and the amount of funding that they have left. WIA is paying all but a small portion for my classes, books and uniforms. I think that it never hurts to try, even if you do get 1,500, that's 1,500 that you didn't have before to pay for school. The process is very long and can take forever but for me in the end it was worth it.
I know the feeling. I'm in my second week of LPN school and the amount of material is overwhelming. I also have to study at least 2-3 hours a day to keep up. I don't think that I worked this hard while getting a B.S. degree!!!
First off, you need to go and talk with a WIA counselor ASAP!!! Here in Louisiana the process takes about four weeks. The program pays for your book, uniform, tuition and other necessities. You may also need to take a test to qualify for the money. I started the process in early December and today I found out that I am receiving WIA funds, so the process can take a long time but stick with it.
BR NURSE2BEE replied to ImaPhlebotomist's topic in Louisiana
Have you considered taking your pre-req's in WA and then applying to nursing school at OLOL. (Without going into much detail yes it is hard to get in because they have so many applicants for those 100 spots).
I don't qualify for grants anymore because I have a B.S. degree and the program is slightly more that $10,000 because it is offered at a private catholic college and they have a bridge program for your RN available at the school.
I am starting a Practical Nursing program on January 11 and I was just talking to my WIA counselor and he told me that WIA will only pay $10,000 toward your degree and I would be responsible for the rest. I was wondering if any of you that have WIA grants have heard anything different. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
I also start my PN program on Jan. 11th and I don't have my books yet either but I do plan to get them before class starts. I have heard that some people carry a medical dictionary to class, I am looking for a pocket sized version.
I will be attending Our lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge. I'm a little nervous too I haven't been enrolled in school in a while either but I am sure that we will make it. I think it is healthy to be a little nervous because it makes you work harder. Good Luck to you!:spin:
My program is 4 semesters or 16 months long. I start in January 2010, I'm so excited. I'm sure that the time will fly by, my only concern is the NCLEX exam. I have started reading some of the questions and I don't even know how I will be able to learn all the material to answer those questions properly.
[color=sandybrown]you have to consider the type of program that you are going into (private, cc, tech school) and you also have to keep in mind the cost of living in your area. in louisiana $13,000 is really expensive for 16 months of college where as in a place like ca, it may not be that expensive.