Are there any student loans for nursing you don’t have to pay back?

I heard that if you are willing to work in a critical shortage area for a couple of years that your nursing student loans would be forgiven. Is this true? Also, are there any scholorships for nursing (Associates Degree) that can be awarded to people that are from out of state? I will be moving to Florida in a week and won’t actually be considered a resident for 1 year. Therefore, I have to pay out of state tuition which is triple the normal cost. Any advise would be appreciated. By the way, I have already completed almost all of my General Ed. classes and have a 4.0 GPA. Hopefully that will help me financially (:
Also, I have a husband and two young children. While I appreciate the idea of military, that is not an option for me.

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  1. robert w says:

    visit local military recruiter for info on nursing programs with no loans.
    nursinf AssDeg can be earn at community collegs – paying cash as u work ft/tm

  2. versantly says:

    yes -but these require you to work for a certain employer for at least 2 years. talk to your financial aid counselor.

  3. Nursing school alumnae associations often have bursary money available. Nursing professional associations are another source.

  4. notyoursrey724 says:

    apply for some grants.
    the idea of a loan is that you have to pay it back, thats why its called a loan.
    you dont have to pay back grants…

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