Okay, so I'm going to be starting med school in August 2006. I'm in the preliminary part of researching about medical school loans. Someone told me that med students can borrow as much as they need. She said that she plans on borrowing an extra $20K to buy a new car while she is in school. The car I currently have is getting close to 200K miles and I honestly don't know if it will make it another 4 years. I'll be living about 4 hours away from my hometown so I want something reliable to come visit family. However, I read somewhere that the school you attend actually budgets and dictates how much money a person can borrow. Any advice, suggestions, or experience with this will greatly help out. Meanwhile I'll keep doing more research and reading. Thanks!