Heres the thing. I am about to sign my first award letter for school. Ill be going to a private school and be taking out over $30,000 a year. So, how do I rationalize taking out over $120,000(+ interest), when Ill be lucky to get a job at $75,000 when I get out? And my lifetime peak will be in the low $100,000's..again, if im lucky. Now, dont get me wrong, im not in this for the $$. I hope you believe this, cause its true. But im not in this to get completely broke either? I want to go to opt school and not med school or anything else, but how do I rationalize these loans from a financial standpoint (Ive already told myself "this is what you want to do" etc..) On paper this math equation just doesnt make any logical sense?? Any insights? Again, Im looking for financial advice. I already know what I want to do, Im just trying to figure out how to do it RIGHT financially. If youre just gonna tell me I should go to med school instead, then Ill ignore you. And if you tell me I am thinking too much about the $$, then Ill also ignore you. Im just not a financial master, and Im trying to think of a way to beat these loans!! Any advice???