What are some of the opinions to taking some of the loan money and putting it into a savings account to bolster it while in the program?
when i needed more money than just for tuition (rent, food, beer, etc...), the extra cash went into my interest-earning checking account, where everything came out of. and while i don't recommend maxing out on all student loans (since junior college days **cough** **cough**), the extra cash in my account was handy, in more ways than said.
i got a BA in graphic arts at a local online community college. GPA was 2.7. got into anesthesia by the grace of jeebus. i'm now the best charter in my department -- ca. 2010