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loan or self-pay??? :)

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by MTY, Jul 25, 2000.

  1. MTY


    on a secondary application, i saw a question re. the type of payment method for med tuition.

    do med schools prefer students who borrow loan to pay for their tuition? or do they prefer students who pay cash up front?

    will this affect a student's chance of being accepted?

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  3. Arti

    Arti Member

    Jul 11, 2000
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    Very interested which school did that?

    I don't really think it will hurt to say that you will borrow to pay for med school. There really should not be any preference since either way they will get their money.

  4. pogodo

    pogodo Junior Member

    Jun 19, 2000
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    I think if you can pay for four years of med school out of pocket you should. I think admissions would be a little leary of that since I am sure it doesnt happen often.
    They may be afraid that you won't be able to come up with the money year after year. They would be more secure if you said I will pay through loans because they know they will get there money. It has to have some baring on admissions because that was one of my interview questions.
  5. MTY


    your post makes sense to me. thanks.

    does anyone out there who has experienced these types of interviewing questions?

  6. hakioawa

    hakioawa Junior Member

    Jul 23, 2000
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    If you have a choice, I'd say take the loans. At least if you can deffer the payment until you graduate. Especially if you can defer it until you finish residency.

    $80,000 ($20,00 each of the first four years) at 10% (invested in the market) will yield around $55,000 after 7 years. That will put a BIG dent in your loan.

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