Alright everyone. Here is the low down. I have been accepted to a school which has crap for fin aid. There package is bad. period. If I want to attend I am looking at taking out roughly $63,000 a year in loans coming to a total of $252,000 over the course of four years. Now am I just crazy or does this seems like an absolutely insane amount of money. I applied a year early period. I've done a lot over the last year to stay involved in medicine, my community, and I've written a journal article that will be published in July. Thus, I will be a much much stronger applicant if I were to apply next year. So, my question to my fellow SDNers is the following: Should I attend a school which isn't bad by all means but have to sign away over $250,000. Or reapply and hope to get into a better school or at least get some fin aid awards? Now, I have read all the posts on how adcoms can see this information on a year to year basis and can see that you were accepted and withdrew, but still... I feel like having to take out a quarter of a million dollars to get an education is what I would call a realistic issue with attending a school. Does anybody else feel that I'm not completely out of my mind for pondering whether to reapply again and try for a better outcome? Anybody? Buller? And if you are one of those people that is going to bust my balls for posting this and tell me to withdraw so someone who is grateful can have my spot you can shove your future posts up your ***. I am very grateful I just am a realist and this is a huge amount of money to be taking out.