My wife and I just got back from looking at houses where she was accepted to med-school. HOLY COW..... a fixer upper by the school that was 940 sq ft was ...ASKING 195000. We searched as far as 10-15 miles out from the school and found homes that needed a lot of work in the 70-80k range. I guess I am still wondering how we are going to make ends meet now. I know she will most likely get a few student loans. But I am still wondering how much of that, we could use towards rent-house payments? I know that we where trying to get close enough to the school that my wife could walk to school and not buy a car. But it is going to be cheaper to "buy", not rent a house, and then buy a car and commute to school. I will be glad when August gets here and I can quit stressing about these things!