In part 2, we consider the hidden expenses of applying to medical school. Why are they hidden? Because most students don't think about these expenses in advance, even though they should.
My best advice is: Don't Be Cheap. The single biggest cost-related mistake pre-meds make is they try to save money in dumb ways (e.g. by not returning certain secondaries, by skimping on MCAT prep). As a result, they often have to re-apply, consider a post-bacc program, or go to a worse medical school, all of which make little economic sense.