Is getting a student loan in this major worth it?

So I was enroll in college for engineering and didn’t like it, so I which my major to nursing (haven’t started yet) and I inform my dad and he told that he think nurse is a profession for females, or gay guys, which kind of pissed me off as it sounded so stupid, I am planning on moving out without their knowledge and being with a friend for the time being, but I need to know if getting a student loan for nursing is worth it, and also if people can give me any idea about student loans because I don’t know anything about them, just started researching today, thank you.

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  1. just not that says:

    Read this book, it has a great section on student loans… just be sure you don’t peeve your dad off too much you will still need his financial information for your fafsa if you want to get any kind of financial aid (including loans). Him providing the info doesn’t mean hes cosigning the loans for you (because he’s not, federal loans don’t require cosigners) but without his info you’ll have a much harder time.

  2. GrassAppleKid says:

    First off it’s called a MURSE, a male nurse. Ha.
    Anyways, yes nursing is an excellent career to get into, you get to help people all day, and its purposeful, the pay is at times great, but the hours may be long too.
    You will be looking at internships at hospitals, part time EMT jobs, and so on.

    Any college student will tell you, though, to minimize your students loans, only take out what you absolutely must to graduate. If you can somehow make it work at home, do that, make it happen.

    Most importantly have fun in school, its the best time of your life.

  3. ManBearPig says:

    Nursing is a in demand occupation and the pay is pretty decent. Some nurses who obtain a masters degree do very well. If you are capable of doing the coursework and are interested in the field, I say go for it. Ignore the whole “gay” thing.

    Here is my quick explanation of student loans.

    Most people have to a student loan out at some point during college. Typically, you first need to fill out FAFSA. The college prepares a financial aid package based on your FAFSA and academic record which may include subsidized and unsubsidized loans. A subsidized loan is an education loan from the government, in which the government pays the interest on the loan while you are college. An unsubsidized loan is a loan from the government the accrues interest while you are in school. Repayment of these loans usually begin 6 months after graduation

    If your financial aid package doesn’t cover the full cost of school, you will need a private education loan to cover the balance. Private educations are available from places like Citibank, Wells Fargo…etc. Private loans will usually require a cosigner. Repayment of private school loan usually begins 6 months after graduation.

    Please be responsible when borrowing for school. Some people borrow way too much money for school ($100,000+ for a bachelor degree) and they are stuck with a bill they cannot afford to pay back. I would recommend not borrowing over $30,000 total for a bachelors degree. You can visit the page below to estimate your loan repayment.

    Good luck with your studies

  4. – it provides some tips about applying to US federal and state grants for college students.