I'm going to start PA school next year and am trying to decide between a newer program that is not ranked, but closer to home or a highly respected program that is out of state and significantly more expensive (about 45k).
How much does the reputation/history of the program matter in the long run? Is paying more money worth it to go to one of the best programs in the nation?
Also, how long did it take you to pay off your student loans after graduating? I have no kids and am not married so I won't have too many extra expenses after graduating.