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post #1 of 9 Old 10-19-2009, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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College Funding Advice Please

Hey guys, I'm going to try to attend Northwest Technical College this coming fall. I'm hoping to go for my LPN, currently working as a CNA. I'm trying to figure out what all I can do to pay for college, keep my living arrangements, and reduce how much I'll be squished for money. I know and expect to be pretty tight financially but my question for you all is are there grants that I should try for, loans I should check out, good ways to save. The girls I work with are telling me that all their schooling and supplies came to about $15000. This is for the LPN courses. After that I'd be working on my RN.

This is the college and program I'm looking at.

Practical Nursing - Programs - Northwest Technical College

I have my Accuplacement Testing this Friday at 10am. If you have been to college or are in college currently I would love to hear from you :) Thanks so much guys!!
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-19-2009, 03:28 PM
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Apply for every scholarship that you see. Make sure that you send in all your applications on time and give them every piece of information that they want. Scholarships are the greatest thing and what's awesome about them is that they are open to everybody, not too mention they don't have to be paid back.

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Can I find these on the web? Or should I ask the college where to look? I'm nervous about looking on the net because I'm not sure whats real and whats not sometimes. Also when do I start applying or these scholarships? Once I've been accepted or before?
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I know fastweb.com has a scholarship search engine. Unfortunately, I can't help you even though I'm eight weeks away from graduating college - I go to College of the Ozarks, which is a work-study school, so I have a full scholarship.
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Have you filled out the FAFSA yet?
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You can google scholarships. There are some out there that very few people apply for so even if you don't quite fit requirements (some of them will say if there are applicants fitting those requirements) they may take you if no one else does either.
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Can I find these on the web? Or should I ask the college where to look? I'm nervous about looking on the net because I'm not sure whats real and whats not sometimes. Also when do I start applying or these scholarships? Once I've been accepted or before?
You should start once you've gotten accepted. I would ask the college you are looking at what their scholarships are. Where I went, they had a book of nothing but scholarships. Also, check on the internet. There really are scholarships everywhere. You can also check with the guidance counselor at a high school.
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my fafsa is done I just need my moms signature. I can't wait til I'm 24. Just this may and then I don't have to have mom and dads info. I'm so very excited, my acceptance letters in the mail
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You can apply for loans through the government, by the means of your FASFA. It all basically comes down to that and how much money your parents make. Federal Direct Loans Does your school offer scholarships (for previously good GPA, community service work, etc.)? Those are good to apply for, often times they'll have need based and merit based, if you can apply for both.

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