I need current med students for advice. I am in a dillemma right now. I deferred my admission to a med school last year and saw my financial aid package at the time before I deferred, which was pretty bad; I received no scholarships or free-rides of any kind; everything was covered by loans. Now, the problem is, next year I am getting married in June and will matriculate in August, and the financial aid pack is released in April. Should I tell the Financial aid office that I will be married in June, or should I just pretend that I don't know the marriage is coming and wait to tell them next year around. The reason is: my fiancee is a post-doctoral fellow who makes 30k a year, and we will be living apart for at least one year before she joins me. Will her salary affect the loans that I am getting? Since my financial aid pack was already pretty bad last year (all loans), will it be worse this year if they know that I am getting married? I want to know if they will refuse to cover my entire 450k financial need with loans and ask me to chip in at least 10k with my own money? As long as I am all covered by loans, I am fine. I just don't want to take 10K a year from my own package because the loan package covers only 350K instead of 450K. Please help me out with your advice. Thanks.