There are many ways in which you can get your LPN Training for free or at a reduced cost if you live in Georgia. The American Red Cross might be a resource to help you cover some of the costs of pursuing an LPN career if you have been a volunteer. The Red Cross has some scholarships for individuals who have been active in helping their community including those who wish to become nurses. You can contact your local Red Cross to determine if there are scholarships for which you can apply. This is just one of many ways to reduce the cost of your tuition. In fact, if you use more than one method of paying for your degree, you might find that you can receive your LPN training for free.
It is always a good idea to meet with a financial aid officer at the college you will attend. He or she can help you to pinpoint financing options for your program. You will need to complete paperwork to determine what federal and state programs you could qualify for. Part of your financial process should always be to apply for scholarships. Some are quite small but when you add many scholarships together, you can have a nice sum of money. Work study programs can be another option in helping you to have additional funds to apply for your education.
Opportunities in other States:
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Scholarship & Grants Options:
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Dalton State College – Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
Dalton State College offers a range of Associate and Certification programs for students. They offer an RN program for those who wish to have a more advanced nursing career. But the school also offers a certificate program for practical nursing. Incoming freshman to the college can apply for special scholarships open to just freshman. The Dalton State Foundation Funds offers new scholarships to freshmen that are not dependent on their financial aid status. Students can contact the school if they wish to have this scholarship application.
American Legion Auxiliary: Department of Georgia – Past Presidents’ Parley – State Nursing School Scholarships
Veterans can apply for this scholarship program. The same is true of children and grandchildren of Veterans who served in a war. Applications are accepted through May for each academic school year. Individuals who wish to apply will need to have a sponsor from one of their Local American Legions. From year to year, awards amounts do vary. This particular scholarship is for individuals who will be enrolling in nursing programs. Applications can be found when you visit this website: http://www.galegion.org.
College of Coastal Georgia-HOPE Scholarship – 3700 Altama Avenue Brunswick, GA 31520
The College of Coastal Georgia is listed among the schools offering a state approved LPN training program. Students can consider this school if they want to begin a career in nursing without needing to spend too much time on their education. Among the financial aid options for the school is the Hope Scholarship. This scholarship is for individuals who need help paying for their tuition, books and other related college expenses. Students will need to show that they can do very well in their studies with a history of strong academic success. Applications can be accessed at the website: www.gacollege411.org,
Read more here: How to access free LPN Training via WIA. We will add more colleges here who are eligible as WIA operators as and when we get more info on these colleges, if you know of any college in your area who do have a WIA option, do let us know.
Athens Technical College-800 US Hwy 29 North -Athens, Ga 30601-706-355-5000
Athens Technical College is a college offering a range of allied health and technical programs including diploma and certificate programs. The college strives to provide all students with the training they need to obtain gainful employment. As such, the school is one of the participating schools for the WIA to get individuals back to work. They even offer a diploma based Practical Nursing Program which students can complete in about one year though clinical, classroom and lab studies.
Atlanta Technical College-1560 Metropolitan Parkway South Atlanta, GA 30310-4446
Atlanta Technical College is part of the Workforce Investment Act Program and as such, LPN students might be able to receive help paying some of the costs to be an LPN. The LPN program provides students with the occupational training they need to be able to begin a career in nursing. Students will also receive all the academic classes they need to be successful. This is a diploma based program but does provide a comprehensive program with practicums as well as all necessary classroom and classroom related instruction.
Columbus Technical College-928 Manchester Expressway-Columbus, Georgia 31904
Columbus Technical College can help individuals who are displaced workers to get back to work though their training and degree programs. As such, they are among the WIA providers for the state of Georgia. They do offer an LPN program which is top quality. For this reason, there are pre-admission requirements and testing that must be met. Anyone in the program will be expected to maintain good grades and will need to complete all classes and clinical rotations successfully.
Southwest Georgia Technical College – 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North Thomasville, GA 31757
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – One Maurice Culberson Drive Rome, GA 30161
Job Corps Option:
Atlanta – 239 West Lake Avenue NW Atlanta, GA 30314 | Tel: (404) 794-9512
Brunswick – 4401 Glynco Industrial Park Brunswick, GA 31525 | Tel: (912) 264-8843
Turner – 2000 Schilling Avenue Albany, GA 31705-1524 | Tel: (229) 883-8500
If you are interested in working on the nursing field but want to start from something small then CNA would be your ideal option, once you finish your cna training you can immediately start working and then pursue your lpn certification while working.