I was hoping to get some advice from current students (the further in school the better) about which school I should pick. I know about the other threads; "Choose where you feel most comfortable" and "You can get a good education anywhere as long as you apply yourself," but I'm still stuck. It's between DMU and Scholl; DMU offers $5000 and Scholl offers the big $15000. The last podiatrist I asked said he sees good students from both universities but called it a "no brainer" for Scholl; coming out with less debt especially since podiatrists aren't necessarily making much right out of school. There is the cost-of-living difference but it seems splitting an apartment at the Woodlands Apartments next to Scholl is no more than $200 a month more than what I might get in Des Moines. Maybe could someone provide some numbers of how much debt they've picked up, what scholarships they have and if the budget provided by the schools (e.g ~$50000 a year for either school, which includes everything) is about right? Also, from what I've read on these forums, DMU may have a better managed schedule for the first two years; I guess some Scholl students feel more swamped before the first board exams than DMU students. Naturally, in order to maintain or receive any other scholarships and to get into good clerkships, you have to keep the GPA up and I figured I would have a better chance of doing so at DMU because of how the curriculum is set-up. Clinical experience is important but a podiatrist told me understanding the information, i.e. what you learn first few years, is most important and "once you've seen a few, you seen them all,". Going strictly by classroom/lab education, I'd say DMU because they have new facilities and (possibly) higher board pass rates. Thanks in advance for the advice and congrats on the acceptances Class of 2016.