I'm interviewing now and starting to get concerned as I find out about caps on Stafford, Perkins, HPLC, etc. I have no family support and will be relying 100% on loans to pay for all of this. Is anyone out there in the same situation (borrowing the full amount including living expenses)? I'd like to know how you manage it. Is it common for students to drop out because of difficulty coming up with the $$? Not to get ahead of myself, but, if I get the loans, is it reasonable to think I can pay them back without having to live in a cardboard box?