student loan for paramedic school

hogwiley

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Im wanting to attend Paramedic school, but finances are an issue, especially since I live in a remote area that doesnt have a community college within a 200 mile radius. This means I have to relocate to go to school, which costs money and means giving up my job.

Is it feasible to get a student loan that pays for tuition and covers a good portion of living expenses while going to Paramedic school?

I'd have to find a new job that fits my school schedule, which could be problematic. Ive also heard people say its not wise to work too many hours since the classroom/study/clinical load will be great.

So basically a student loan sounds like the best(only) option as my GI bill is expired, and resurrecting it is like trying to raise the dead from what Ive heard, and I dont qualify for any FAFSA grants. I dont have kids to support, so thats not an issue.
 

ExpatMedic0

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your G.I. Bill is good for at least 10 years from your last date of discharge(IRR) from my understanding. Contact a VA rep from the community college, every college has one. He/She maybe able to help you. If not apply for veterans scholarships, and if all else fails... YES you can take out a student loan from a bank (if your credit does not suck) and pay for it that way if its at a college.
 

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Im wanting to attend Paramedic school, but finances are an issue, especially since I live in a remote area that doesnt have a community college within a 200 mile radius. This means I have to relocate to go to school, which costs money and means giving up my job.

Is it feasible to get a student loan that pays for tuition and covers a good portion of living expenses while going to Paramedic school?

I'd have to find a new job that fits my school schedule, which could be problematic. Ive also heard people say its not wise to work too many hours since the classroom/study/clinical load will be great.

So basically a student loan sounds like the best(only) option as my GI bill is expired, and resurrecting it is like trying to raise the dead from what Ive heard, and I dont qualify for any FAFSA grants. I dont have kids to support, so thats not an issue.
Myself and many of my colleagues and students have worked full time while attending paramedic school.

I taught at a community college that offered a paramedic program and all the normal college financial aid was available.

So while it is possible to get a student loan, especially for the amount medic school and living costs compaired to expected salary, it is a really bad idea.

If your financial situation is so dire, get a loan and go into nursing or some health field that will make it worth the money.

Also I know of some areas in the country that will allow you to "bunk" at the VFD in exchange for responding to calls.

Let me say it again for emphasis...

A student loan for paramedic school is a really bad investment.
 
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hogwiley

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Myself and many of my colleagues and students have worked full time while attending paramedic school.

I taught at a community college that offered a paramedic program and all the normal college financial aid was available.

So while it is possible to get a student loan, especially for the amount medic school and living costs compaired to expected salary, it is a really bad idea.

If your financial situation is so dire, get a loan and go into nursing or some health field that will make it worth the money.

Also I know of some areas in the country that will allow you to "bunk" at the VFD in exchange for responding to calls.

Let me say it again for emphasis...

A student loan for paramedic school is a really bad investment.
Thanks for the info. I wouldnt be opposed to working pretty much full time while going to school, the problem is Id like to start school this January and I dont really know if Ill have a job lined up with decent hours by then. It hasnt been easy doing a long distance job search with minimal qualifications(EMT Basic and CNA and thats it).

Ive waited so long trying to get all the planets aligned so I can move and go to school that Ive finally decided to do it come hell or high water, even if that means getting a loan.

Nursing school would be more of an eventual possibility/goal as there are long waiting lists from what Ive found. Not to mention working as a CNA Ive discovered that nursing isnt exactly a dream job.
 

StephenLewisreuw

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Well, you know, there are really many different loans and supporting promotions from many companies and government to support students, so most probably he will not face problems with getting such a loan, Or any other help. When I was a student I also used credit because working and studying at the same time was really hard. I took credit from https://credit-10.com/lv/vizia-kredits/ in that very good condition.
Yeah, dude, that is really not hard to get a student loan now and pay after you finish your University.
 

ffemt8978

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Yeah, dude, that is really not hard to get a student loan now and pay after you finish your University.
I'm pretty sure that the OP figured that out and has long since graduated since it has been over 8 years since they asked.
 

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