On the dates, don't stress if you don't hear by then... Their processes are often a little slower than they anticipate.
Scholarships are available to every student-- some are based on need, others on merit. The Foundation Scholarship application is usually available a month to two months prior to the start of classes. That would be your best bet in 1st semester. For the application, you write one essay and it puts you in the running for several scholarships. I have received one every semester, as do most students who apply.
Financial aid was very helpful. The one thing to know about St. Luke's is they tend to process financial aid more slowly than other, larger schools, due to the smaller student population. Don't stress if yours isn't completed in the time you are used to. Although it is kind of inconvenient, if for some reason your aid is not processed by the first day of classes, they will not kick you out. Don't worry! :) (unless it's due to your failure to submit it on time lol)
I, personally, don't know of anyone who could not attend because of funds. I, myself, have had to take out loans to live on -- I have a child, etc, and I am making it work! I'm sure you can too! :)
The student population is outgrowing it's building. There is talk of adding on to the building, but I don't know for sure what their plans are. It hasn't interfered with my learning, however.
I am happy with my decision to go to St. Luke's. There are some things I would change, but I would have found that in any program. The faculty are VERY responsive to student needs and have a very democratic approach to their program. The most frustrating part of the school, IMO, is that there are several online site you must access to complete assignments, and until you are used to that, it will frustrate you. I'm sure many schools are this way though. I would choose St. Luke's again.
The workload is manageable for a mom -- I have a 6 year old and my fiancé has a 6, almost 7 year old. Honestly, we don't share much of the work in the house (I do it all) and I have a 4.0 nursing GPA. I would say the biggest thing is to not get behind in your coursework, as a matter of fact, get ahead if possible. That has saved me numerous times.
When they called me, they just congratulated me and told me I had been accepted. They said I would receive a packet of paperwork to be filled out and returned, including immunizations, etc... They also told me when to return my acceptance fee by.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions!