would someone please give me a ballpark of what families are expected to pay for med school. i know there is a calculator for it when you fill out the forms, but i've also heard, "anybody can go to med school" and "anybody can get loans." but the forms aren't available until january and my dad is trying to prepare for what he is going to be required to assist with. i'm kind of curious too. i'm hoping i can borrow everything, because i don't want to have to depend on him, but i've heard that there is a percentage, based on income, etc, that the family is expected to help with. does that mean you can only get loans for a certain amount and families have to pay out of their checking account the rest, or can they get loans too? dad doesn't make tons of money, about 45k on taxes. so, does anyone have any thing that would help me out? thanks.