There are ways to receive free LPN training if this is your career goal. The first thing that you need to do is to find a college or university in Wisconsin offering an LPN program that is eligible for financial aid. You must then fill out the federal form for financial aid as well as any state financial aid forms. It is a good idea to meet with a financial aid officer. They can further help you to identify programs that will help you receive the most financial aid. Sometimes you will be able to receive an extensive package that will cover not only your tuition but also other college related expenses. The financial aid office is the first step in looking to pay for LPN training.
Some employers will also pay towards your goal of becoming a nurse. Of course, this only works well if you work for an employer who is able to hire licensed practical nurses. It could very well be necessary to work for that employer for a year or more if they do provide you with funding to help cover the necessary costs. Never give up hope of finding ways to pay for practical nursing degrees.
Continue reading to see options you can access in Wisconsin or click on a state from the below table to see options there.
Through Scholarships and Grants:
Read our detailed article about ways on how to access LPN Grants in your state. Scholarships are available throughout the state and do not have any restrictions on where you’re supposed to take your classes so irrespective of whether you live in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Appleton, Oshkosh, Racine, Kenosha or any other state in Wisconsin you will be allowed to apply for a Scholarship.
League of Nursing with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Wisconsin Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship program is for individuals who have already finished 50% or more of the credits they need to obtain an LPN, ADN or even BSN nursing degree in Wisconsin. Students must get in touch with their dean at the college to learn what steps must be taken to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship helps individuals to be able to afford to complete their nursing degree. The scholarship was created because there is a shortage of nurses. They are hoping that the nursing scholarship will encourage more individuals to become nurses.
Northeast Wisconsin Community College-Talent Incentive Program
This grant program is for individuals who have a financial need for further assistance covering tuition costs. Students must be attending the college at least part-time if they wish to be able to be considered for this program. The individual must also live in Wisconsin. The school offers a range of other grant programs that are both federally and state backed to help anyone afford their program of choice including one to become a licensed practical nurse.
Milwaukee Area Technical College-MATC Foundation Scholarships
The MATC foundation offers various scholarships for students of the college. Some scholarships are general and others are more specialized to accommodate certain programs of studies including LPN and other nursing related programs. Individuals can use the online program to help them determine which scholarships they should apply for. Many students will be able to receive the help they need to be able to pay for their licensed practical nursing degree. The scholarship search is found here: https://matc.academicworks.com.
Through WIA Approved Colleges:
Read more about how the process works for WIA assistance and how you can apply.
Northwest Wisconsin Technical College – 2740 West Mason Street 19042, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
The Northwest Wisconsin Technical College serves as one of the WIA-Workforce Investment Act providers in the state. Students can enroll in an LPN or other nursing or healthcare related programs to receive the help they need to attain their new career. Of course, there are various other programs of studies for a range of career fields offered by the college. The college is able to provide students with all of the online and hands on training they need to enter the career they seek.
Western Technical College – 400 Seventh Street North-La Crosse, WI 54601
Among the programs offered at Western Technical College, is an LPN program. Students of this program will be prepared to sit successfully for the NCLEX-PN program when the time comes. The program provides students with not only nursing courses but also general education courses. The students will be well prepared for their nursing career and to handle a range of clinical situations. Students who are obtaining employment services should see if they can receive any help to pay for the tuition with the WIA.
Mid-State Technical College – 2600 West 5th Street Marshfield, WI 54449
The college offers technical and career training courses for students who are recent high school graduates as well as adult learners. They also offer degree academic programs. The LPN training courses is among those that take about one year to complete. Students should know that this competitive program for which to receive admissions. It is a challenging course of study and will prepare students to serve a wide range of healthcare facilities.
Through Job Corps:
Milwaukee – 6665 N.60th Street Milwaukee, WI 53223 | (414) 353-5914
Blackwell – 4155 County Highway H Laona, WI 54541-9293 | (715) 674-2311