... OK, at the risk of sounding crazy... If a person has significant cash reserves before starting law school, is there any reason to hold that cash and still take the max Stafford loan ($18,500) each year? I guess I was thinking, what if I want to buy a house right out of law school and mortgage interest rates are higher than the Stafford interest rates? Or will the interest I'm paying on my Stafford loans during law school cancel any possible savings from decreasing a (possible) higher interest mortgage loan after graduation?I'd appreciate opinions on this from anyone with financial know-how.
....Sorry for the extended length of that. I hope it all makes sense.