Financing Medical School

I have a pretty high amount of student loan debt from my Master’s program. I am trying to determine whether I need to pay a significant portion of it off before attending medical school. I have not looked into PLUS loans yet. That may be an option. I would rather finish my pre-req’s and go straight to med school.

I’m not 100% sure how it works, but I’m pretty sure the fed will only give you student loans up to the amount of tuition + cost of living as calculated by the school. That’s Stafford plus the Grad PLUS since Stafford doesn’t cover the full amount depending on where you go.

Google AAMC FIRST. It has a lot of good financial info for med school students and prospective students.

Thanks for the tip on AAMC. I will check it out.