so my school reported back to me that they can give me: subsidized stafford: $8,500 unsubs stafford: $26,881 my economic scenario is that i have about $15k saved up in the bank total. i live with my parents and my school is 30 mins away. i own 2 cars, one of which i plan to sell before i start med school (~$3k). i pay for my own car & health insurance, leisure expenses, and gas (here in honolulu its $$$). i dont pay rent and i dont pay any of the utility or grocery bills (god bless my parents). my yearly tuition at my school is ~$22k a year. i will not have a job while in med school. i will obviously take all of the subsidized loan, but should i take all of the unsubsidized loan? or should i take something like $20k of it? how much is enough so that i dont have to sacrifice selling my things on ebay to get me by? i'm not the type of guy that spends freely, but then again im the type of guy that likes treat himself to a nice thing once in a while. any opinions out there? words of wisdom?