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Old 08-28-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm New to San Antonio And I'm Looking For A School To Continue My Medical Assistant degree...don't want to take a loan out to make this happen. .Any suggests on a college to check out?
Alamo Colleges are going to be your best bet.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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I'm New to San Antonio And I'm Looking For A School To Continue My Medical Assistant degree...don't want to take a loan out to make this happen. .Any suggests on a college to check out?
As said above, the Alamo Community Colleges will probably be the cheapest option here. Avoid the for-profit colleges. They'll charge you $10k-20k for a certificate and $20k-30k for an associate's degree. I wouldn't spend so much money on such a low-paying field.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Well, it's a real short update.



I pretty much decided not to do it, mainly because of the money.

1. I won't go in debt, although they about fell all over themselves offering me loans.

2. There are no grants, etc. available to me.

3. My GI Bill is kaput.

4. I don't think now is a good time to raid my retirement account of about $90K (tuition, living exp, etc).

There's more to consider but I think you get the picture.

Although it certainly is a conundrum of the highest magnitude...

Hope things work out for you.
In reference to an old Post about running out of your GIBILL

If you enrolled into the Military in the State of texas. Meaning on your DD213 Your Address was a Texas adress then you're eligible for the hazelwood act. Not a stipend but tuition and fees are free in any Texas Sate Institute of Higher Education ect for up to 150 hours of credits.


TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION - Hazlewood Act
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Is Galen college a good school to go to?
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Is Galen college a good school to go to?
I would pass on any for-profit school for medical training (actually most programs, but especially nursing). Did you read the thread at all?
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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This is kind of a dead thread, but it came up for me since I was searching for nursing grad schools in the area and I thought I'd comment.

I agree with what the other users said about avoiding for-profit schools, and some of the other schools they mentioned, like Alamo Colleges, are pretty good schools.

It's a little farther than UTSA, but one option to look into is Schreiner. It has a pretty good nursing program out in Kerrville. If you're already an RN, you can use their online RN-to-BSN program. Here's a link to their program in case anyone's still looking:

[url=http://www.schreiner.edu/online/rn-to-bsn.aspx[/url]
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