Hi all! I was wondering if anyone has any information about how marriage affects financial aid for med school. I just began my fourth year and my partner is starting med school this year. I am planning to do an MPH after graduation and then going into a four year residency. I have been with my partner for four years and we have discussed the possibility of marriage in two years (before my partner starts third year and before I start intern year). We are both somewhat older students so it is my preference that we get married earlier rather than later but still would like to think all of the aspects through before making a decision. 1) How will getting married affect my loan repayment schedule (if at all)? Will I be considered to have MORE financial hardship because of my student partner? 2) Will my being a resident affect my partner's financial aid and loan repayment? I imagine that my being employed (although still very poor) will have a negative effect on eligibility and income based repayment. thanks very much in advance!