This may be a stupid question, but is it possible to buy a house with medical school loans or Grad PLUS loans? My situation is rather unique (this will surely raise eyebrows, but I raise birds as part of a conservation program) and it requires me to live in a house rather than an apartment. In the area where I'm going to school it is significantly cheaper to buy a manufactured home and pay for utilities etc. than it is to pay five years of rent for a house (even some apartments are very expensive to rent). I would probably live in this hypothetical house throughout medical school and perhaps residency as well. In my mind the good thing about this option, if it were possible, is that the house and property could be sold after medical school or residency, wheras $120,000-$216,000 of rent cannot be recovered. I appreciate your input.