I'm an incoming P1 student to Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. After submitting my FAFSA and other financial aid forms a few months ago, I finally viewed my "overall status of financial aid". And, by God, I am scared beyond human ability to comprehend fear.... According to calculations, the ESTIMATED cost of attendance for the entire first year is an exorbitant value of $48,572! Jesus Christ! I was hoping for about $40,000 for the year, since I will also be living on campus...but for some reason, the school considers me out-of-state even though I lived in Florida for six long years. I've been living in the Northeast for under a year and for some reason, NOVA considers me out-of-state. After 4 years of pharmacy education, my debt will be nearly $200,000. At this point, I feel so hopeless and destroyed...I feel that the "bright future" people claim I have is beyond over. What good will it serve me to have a Pharm.D. , make anywhere from $100-120 k per year, and then have a debt that is almost doubt my salary? I very well fear I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY THAT OFF AND THAT I'LL BE LIVING IN A LITTLE ROOM WITH THE BARE MINIMUM TO SURVIVE ONLY TO WORK AND PAY OFF THAT DEBT ...What have I done to myself? I've definitely heard of people being $100-150 K in debt, but not almost 200k. You only hear about being $200 K in debt with med school students, and sometimes not even with them because average med school debt is around $140,000. So, I guess that's it...I am doomed. And whoever says that is not an enormous debt is probably unrealistic and doesn't even have a debt close to that.