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I'm an Illinois resident and my state school (UIC) is incredibly expensive. I'm not very familiar with how medical school financial aid packages work, but I know that my parents make too much money to qualify for any aid as an undergrad. I'm frustrated because it seems that given my state residency and parents' income, I have no options for minimizing my medical school debt. Are there any medical schools that are relatively cheap compared to schools like UIC and Loyola and accept a fair number of out-of-state students? Any suggestions would be great. For reference, my numbers are MCAT 33Q (PS 11;VR 11;BS 11), cGPA 3.84, sGPA 3.62.

Thanks!
 

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I'm an Illinois resident and my state school (UIC) is incredibly expensive. I'm not very familiar with how medical school financial aid packages work, but I know that my parents make too much money to qualify for any aid as an undergrad. I'm frustrated because it seems that given my state residency and parents' income, I have no options for minimizing my medical school debt. Are there any medical schools that are relatively cheap compared to schools like UIC and Loyola and accept a fair number of out-of-state students? Any suggestions would be great. For reference, my numbers are MCAT 33Q (PS 11;VR 11;BS 11), cGPA 3.84, sGPA 3.62.

Thanks!
Southern Illinois U. has cheap tuition and only accepts in staters. You'd probably be a shoe in if you are from down state.
 
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Mayo gives a 50% tuition break to OOSers from what I recall. Case has a research (Lerners?) track with free tuition. UCF (2 years old) has been giving a hefty grant (?~$40K) to its students thus far (probably won't last), but other new schools might do the same and it's worth checking on. The military services would be happy to pay your way in exchange for 7 years of service and less choice about the residency training. There are underservd areas that pay $50,000 of your loans off each year you work there for a few years.

Or you can move to Texas and establish residency, where med school tuition is about $10K per year.

Downstate for Illinois means south of I-80, but SIU takes upstate folks from underserved areas (rural and urban) on rare occasion.
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm from upstate so I don't think SIU would accept me, but I'll look into the other suggestions.
 

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I'm an Illinois resident and my state school (UIC) is incredibly expensive. I'm not very familiar with how medical school financial aid packages work, but I know that my parents make too much money to qualify for any aid as an undergrad. I'm frustrated because it seems that given my state residency and parents' income, I have no options for minimizing my medical school debt. Are there any medical schools that are relatively cheap compared to schools like UIC and Loyola and accept a fair number of out-of-state students? Any suggestions would be great. For reference, my numbers are MCAT 33Q (PS 11;VR 11;BS 11), cGPA 3.84, sGPA 3.62.

Thanks!
Check out Mizzou.. I believe that since you are from IL you would qualify for "regional tuition." I don't think the cost is published on their website but you can call and ask. After one year they will allow you to establish MO residency and you will get in-state tuition.