It is my understanding that marriage only becomes an issue in regards to free money, ie cal grants, pell grants, other gov grants (free money), ect. For example, as an undergrad I chose to hold off on marriage because I was considered a single parent and I was unemployed. For this reason I was able to maximize my eligibilty for free money and subsidized loans. Free money is usually need based, except for scholarships
which can be under many categories.
As far as graduaute school, I do not think it is the same unless you are reaferring to a need-based grant/funding. It was my understanding that for graduate professional schools (nursing, med, law, ect) there was no free money--gov grants. If you are planning on financing your education on loans, then marriage should not make much of a difference.
It may make a difference in regards to the ratio of subed/unsubed loans, and I think it is worth calling your fin aid counselor and asking. That interest can add up quick!
Folks, please correct me if I am wrong! Mvanz999, Would you let us know if you find out otherwise?
Thanks, Best of luck!