Hi. I am pre health student but I graduated from college and am seriously considering post bac program as I really need to boost up my science gpa. My question is (for people who are in the same boat as me) how do you afford postbac education and living expenses? My parents don't understand why I need to do postbac program and they are nagging me about how I don't make any money even though I graduated from college. It's really frustrating but at the same I feel really bad as in my age I should be making money and even probably shell off some money to my parents. My parents tell me not to do postbac since they can't afford it, so I tell them that I am going to get loans for my postbac and living expenses and be independent on my own, but then my parents scold me that 'who in this world take out loans to be independent?'. I am really lost. I think I really need to take postbac due to GPA and after I do my postbac (and assuming I do well in it), I will be in perfect shape (gpa over 3.5 and I am confident that I can do 30+ on MCAT) and be competitive in whatever graduate program I apply to gpa-wise (let it be med, dent or law). But I don't know how to make my parents understand my situation and I am just lost. So for people who do postback after college or anyone who does further education after college to increase gpa, how do you afford financially?