I finish WSSU's ABSN program tomorrow. I also spent one semester in Forsyth Tech's ADN program while I waited to hear if I was accepted into WSSU. The ABSN was definitely right for me -- I can't imagine spending any more time in nursing school right now. I definitely feel prepared for the NCLEX.
I don't know about funding sources at other schools. WSSU has a funding agreement with Baptist Hospital in which some students' tuition, fees, and books are covered. The Robert Wood Johnson program offers some students about $10K for school. (I'm not sure about those numbers, however.) Outside of that, WSSU doesn't offer much in the way of help. Dealing with the financial aid office can be a pain. I recommend the state's forgivable loans for service program (CFNC - Paying For College), which offers $7K a year to ABSN students.
I moved in with family to complete my program. Others took out additional loans. Several of my classmates managed to keep their jobs, although the program recommends against it. I still do some freelance work in my previous field and am PRN at a local hospital. It is doable if not ideal.
I definitely recommend an ABSN program if you can make school your primary focus for the duration, with some caveats. At least at WSSU, the administrators and many instructors do not plan ahead. You will have last minute schedule notifications and changes, sometimes with as little as 20 minutes notice. Authority figures generally do not consider childcare needs, family emergencies, etc. Having been an adult for a decade or two now, it was initially mind-boggling to be treated with such a lack of consideration.