Are there any nurses or nursing students out there who have signed up or are in one of the programs through the military or nurses health corp that pay for school in return for dedicate service? How is it? Would you recommend it to others? What are the pros and cons that you have found?
I used some tuition assistance while in the military … it didn’t cover all of the tuition as the online program I was in charged quite a bit. Most of the programs in which the military is going to pay you to attend, you need to already be in the military and then apply for the program. I’m not sure, but a decade ago, there was a large sign on bonus and tuition reimbursement, so taking student loans out, going through school, and then joining the military to have them pay those loans back for you is an option. When I joined they gave me 9,000 sign on bonus and they would have paid 50,000 worth of student loans, but I didn’t have any, so I missed out. Of course, never trust the military. They tried to not pay me my bonus, so I had to go to the JAG office to get my money and a friend fought with them for three years to get her 50,000 student loans paid out, and then she only got it because she wrote her congressman who opened an investigation.
I don’t know if ROTC works for nursing school or not … might be worth looking into?
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