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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KDocGirl, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. KDocGirl

    KDocGirl Senior Member
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    Why do schools have the same tuition and addl. expenses, but then when you see the ave. student indebtness at grad., they vary by 20K? Am I missing something?
     
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    Since the cost of living varies from region to region, it's possible that students must borrow more to cover living expenses at one school than at another.

    Just a thought
     
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    Some schools, especially some private ones, have extremely good financial aid/scholarship packages for their students. That can make a gigantic difference in terms of overall indebtedness at the end.

    Later,

    Adam
     
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    KDocGirl

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    So then would it be better to look at the avg student debts, rather than straight costs, for deciding about which schools will be cheaper?
     

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