They might do some changes to the program....BUT for me, we came in the summer for six weeks and lived on campus. The program is a way for you to look at obstacles and barriers that people face (i.e. financial, education, living conditions, etc) and how they play a role in their health care AND what we as healthcare professionals can do. It opens your eyes to the nursing profession and is a way to prepare you for the nursing program. You will take two classes. One was for a grade and the other one was more of an intro class in which they help you get some idea of the material that will be covered in the fall. During the summer, we had workshops, team-building activities, hospital shadowing, and a lot more. We were given a mentor and we got to meet with faculty members as well as other nurses. The six weeks was jam-packed, we had somewhere to be and something to do everyday. So the pace is very fast but you will learn a lot about DUSON, the nursing profession and yourself. We also did a windshield survey about two communities in Durham so we got to learn about Durham. We did have fun too...explore Durham, try new restaurants, go to the beach, etc. During the fall, we still meet as a group and did activities such as meeting with the dean, we were assigned a mentee from high school and we are currently writing a paper as a group about our experience with HEA. As far as finances, the program does not pay a large amount of the bill. I can't tell you how much is given because there might be changes to what they will give to the new cohort. But I would say to still look for scholarships and look into loans. Let me know if you have any more questions.