i've got a question about financial aid- i know that most students get loans to cover tuition and other school-related expenses. but where do med students get the finances to cover their personal lives? for example, many school profiles that i have looked at give the cost of living in their areas to be around $10,000-15,000 per year. is that covered in loans as well? as a student already in debt from time spent at a private undergrad school, i don't have the money to cover costs of housing and other essentials while in med school and i am just curious as to how med students in this situation (i'm sure there are many) cover their expenses. thanks!