Holly- Financial aid said you can receive anywhere from 10k to 60k in need based scholarships. I found it hard to believe myself and maybe we were right because I don't know of anyone who received that much lol. But, yeah I am pretty sure I will end up at my State University (Stony Brook University), it's still an accelerated BSN and its saving me thousands. I'm waiting on that Merit too, but as you said, its a very LONG shot.
Jdictson- I'm glad you are able to attend Duke! Good to know the need based scholarship carries over to that last term as well. It's still super expensive for me though, in comparison to the other school I got into. This is a seriously tough call. I'm up in NY, so nurses here make a hell of a lot more money here as well. So I'm talking like 80K in debt in NC making $21 bucks an hour, and 40K in debt in NY at like $41 an hour. So, the financial part of it is huge for me. I loved NC, if I don't end up attending, maybe I'll move out there when I finish up this program in NY. The program here is only 12 months too, so it's a bit faster and I just want to get to work at this point lolol