Congratulations on your decision to continue your nursing education! In my humble option, education is the most valuable investment you will ever make because the benefits you derive from earning your nursing degree last a lifetime. Sure, the advances and demands of the career field require you to keep up to date with continuing education, and you may even choose to advance your career with further education, but I think you will agree that the effort, time, and expense of your nursing education more than pays off.
That being said, however, there's no denying the fact that nursing school is expensive! If you've been out of school for some years like I was before I went back to earn my MSN degree online, you might think you can't possibly afford to go back to nursing school. Luckily, once you know what financial aid options are available you might be amazed to discover that college is much more affordable than you think. In fact, the majority of college students are being helped through college with financial assistance, and virtually everyone is eligible for some financial aid!
There are many ways to help pay for your online nursing degree, and we're going to help you learn more about programs such as Federal Student Aid, College Scholarships & Grants, Employer Tuition Assistance programs, Nursing loan forgiveness and repayment programs, military education benefit programs, tax credits and tax deductions for education, and more. Luckily there are resources available to help pay for undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs without burying you in debt up to your eyeballs. This guide will provide resources to help familiarize you with the many available financial aid options to help you pay for nursing school.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Financial aid is money from federal, state, College and University programs and private sources used to pay college costs. Federal Financial Aid programs disburse billions of dollars in grants, loans, and work-study assistance to eligible students each year. This article explains what Federal Financial Aid programs are available and how to apply for them... Read More
Getting Financial Aid for Nursing School: Your Guide to the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by virtually all two and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid. Nurses who are applying to nursing school need to fill out & submit their FAFSA as soon as possible. This easy-to-follow guide will help you through the process... Read More
Finding Scholarships For Nursing School
Billions of dollars in college scholarships and grants are available each year to college students, and just like the Pell Grant, they do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are available for every student's educational goals, activities and interests. Learn about types of college scholarships, how to conduct a scholarship search, and explore some nursing scholarships we've listed for your convenience... Read More