I will be starting my Anesthesia program this fall. I just got a notice from my financial aid department with my federal loan award amounts for next year. It was my understanding that graduate students could take up to a max of $18,500 per year. What I was offered was no where near that amount. What???!!!! I will be lising my entire income, and what they said I can borrow won't even cover tuition! The school has not yet notified anyone of scholarships
to cover tuition. I should qualify for something there. Im just wondering if anyone else has had difficulty with student loan amounts. What did you do to cover the cost of living? I have already been told that working is not an option in this program, and I am a single mom who has obligations outside of school. I am trying to not sign a stipend agreement with a group, as I am not sure where I want to work. Any ideas?