Hello fellow nurses! I'm looking for some sort of guidance here. I've been through plenty of threads on here and am 95% convinced I should bypass the "middle man" and go straight through EC for my LPN-RN courses. Anyone know if EC is REALLY cheaper in the long run? Right now, my biggest thing is the cost. I know I don't need extra study materials - so that's why I'm on the fence. My experience with Rue so far has been kind of strange. I contacted someone through the website for more information - within 20 minutes, she had sent me the contract and wanted me to sign it. Without verifying anything. For two weeks, I'd received reminders daily to sign this contract. That's when I decided to look more into it. After I had told the woman from rue that I needed to think about it more, she changed the "grant" she was offering - this grant has already changed three times. Now it's up to 125$/month x6 years AND at the end of it, Rue will pay hotel fare for my clinical...PLUS give me a 3 day vacation... HELP! Is this a scam?