Basically, here is my situation: I am a business major who wants to take my required pre-med curriculum. I wish to remain at my current university and do this. My parents disagree, and want me to finish my business degree here (no med classes) and graduate (could be done by December 2006), and then go to a university closer to home and take my pre-medical courses there full-time (much cheaper tuition/fees/etc). They would pay for all of this. I want to mix in my business and pre-med classes, and would be graduating and done with all classes in fall 2007 (my original business degree graduation time was spring 2007)...the parentals have threatened to cut off funding unless I follow their wishes. Here, I have an EMS job, 2 volunteer EMT jobs, friends that I love, and an environment that I don't want to leave. Mom & dad are refusing to co-sign on alternative loans for me to finish my education here (with pre-med courses). They say if I start taking science courses here, they'll cut me off soon. I honestly feel that I would make better grades and be more prepared/qualified for medical school by staying here. After undergrad, I would sign an HPSP contract with the military, and my medical school would be paid for. Getting up to that point is the problem. Without a co-signer for loans, I am dead in the water. I do not (to my knowledge) qualify as an independent on FAFSA (I am 19, have no kids, am not a veteran, etc.) So basically, my parents are blackmailing me/holding me at gunpoint. Any ideas? I'd have to take out loans (they won't co-sign), become independent and then be eligible for more federal aid (which I don't see how that could happen)...or...something else?