Jamie don’t overanalyze anything, this seemed like too good of an opportunity not to share, that is if you’re still reading my blog.
My advisor informed me of a Federal bill that was signed whereby specific schools and some primary care programs received grants through HHS. Our school will be using it to pay tuitions for all students enrolled in certain masters and PhD specialties through 2015. Other schools can probably use it as they see fit, but it might be worth looking into because U-Dub was on that list. Knowing your education and background would almost guarantee you a spot.
Not sure if your still there, a nurse or already in school? However, if done right you could defer current loans, have school paid for and under another program have old loans paid off after graduation.
What you choose to do with the information is your decision. A reference letter or ideas get in touch.