For Illinois peeps, or anyone else with this dilemma.. What do you think should be the main considerations in deciding to go to a highly ranked yet hugely expensive school vs. going to an unranked but much cheaper school that your parents could pay for. I'm in at Northwestern and UIC, and the difference in tuition is about $25,000 a year. I'm tempted to say thank you but no thank you to Northwestern, and going to UIC. The freedom of having no loans when finishing med school is very tempting. Are the doors that $25,000 opens worth it?