Well I do not know what area that you live in, but I live in Florida. I know when I was in school a lot of the local hospitals offer scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees. Also, once you graduated from the program you would have to work for that hospital for two years. So that may be a route that you can try, because nursing school can be expensive, and it does also depend on how much you can get in loans. Also, you may be even to get a private student loan to cover the whole cost of school, and your extra expenses. Did you apply for fin. aid to see if you would qualify for grants? I know when my friends mother was going to nursing school back in Texas as a single mother of three they had a lot of resources to assist her with paying her home bills. So in your area there may be some resources out there that could assist you. I wish you the best of luck.