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Reviews on West Coast University

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Hi! I'm new to this site and wanted to know if anyone is enrolled in West Coast University in Florida? If so, any reviews??

Thank you!!!!:)

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Anyone who'd willingly submit themselves to a $120,000+ BSN degree from a school of questionable repute such as WCU is either desperate or dull. My advice is to avoid WCU like the plague. The intractable debt will be like a prison ball and chain that will follow you for the next couple of decades. Don't do it!

Ugh I know but I've heard good things about the school... have you heard any negatives besides the tuition (now its $79k and I think I can get financial aide)

Thank you!!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Ugh I know but I've heard good things about the school... have you heard any negatives besides the tuition (now its $79k and I think I can get financial aide)

Thank you!!

You will need private loans as federal aid will not cover such a high undergraduate bill. They are high interest and without the protection of federal guaranteed loans.

I've heard good things about the school as well. And as of now you don't have to be desperate or dumb in Florida to get into that amount of debt. Anyways you'll end up with loans regardless of where you go. It's better to have some kind of degree that'll help you pay for it at the end

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I've heard good things about the school as well. And as of now you don't have to be desperate or dumb in Florida to get into that amount of debt. Anyways you'll end up with loans regardless of where you go. It's better to have some kind of degree that'll help you pay for it at the end

But $100,000 in private loans is not realistic.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Anyways you'll end up with loans regardless of where you go.

This is flagrantly untrue. Many nurses graduate debt-free because they selected a community college or affordable state university and worked full-time while attending nursing school to pay the tuition.

A solid rule of thumb is to never borrow more money for school than you'd reasonably expect to earn during your first year in your new profession. Amassing $100k in student loan debt is not smart, especially in a state such as Florida where hospitals are paying new grads $25/hourly or less.

Ppl are very judgemental in this website. Instead of helping out. Isn't that the point of it?

Hi,

I just applied to West Coast University Miami. I took the Teas today actually and did pretty well. Have you applied yet? And have you completed the Teas?

There are other private BSN programs in the South Florida area that are cheaper than 100k. I understand that students tend to gravitate to these schools due to many reasons. I was in a situation that I was in a community college program but had to switch to a private university. Everyones financial situation is different. There are some with families to support and others that have no problem with it but do as much research as possible. I don't hear about too many West Coast graduates in the local hospitals.

Everline

Specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

I've heard good things about the school as well. And as of now you don't have to be desperate or dumb in Florida to get into that amount of debt. Anyways you'll end up with loans regardless of where you go. It's better to have some kind of degree that'll help you pay for it at the end

I didn't end up with any loans. I do not have any nursing school debt. I have taken a loan in the past for an undergraduate degree...in the amount of $2,500. If I'd had to take out loans for nursing school, they would have totaled less than $10,000.

Yes, everyone has different circumstances and most people will have to pay for school somehow. But that doesn't mean a person should not care how much debt they will have upon graduation.

To the OP, I hope you will give some serious thought to your financial future and what having that size debt might mean to your life. Jobs are not always easy to come by and not all jobs are ones you will like and want to stay. Debt can trap you in more ways than one.