The cost of college and medical school varies but with college and medical school both, there is financial aid available including scholarships and loans. There are so many scholarships available for college and you should consider researching them online starting your junior year so you don't miss deadlines as some deadlines occur early in your senior year. Once you complete college, take the MCAT and get in to medical school, usually the financial aid office associated with the medical school will assist you with putting together a package to cover the cost of medical school. Hope this helps and wishing you the very best as you move forward to achieve your goals!!!
The cost depends on many things. If you go to a public university your undergrad degree might cost you 30-35,000.00 If you attend a private university it would run much higher. A good way to save money would be to take college courses while you are in high school or take courses like English I and II U.S. History, Algebra, Physics etc. at your local community college. Your counselor can help you sign up for classes that will count towards your Bachelor's degree.
Medical school is very expensive. Even if you attend a public school you are looking at 180,000. You should not let this discourage you. There are undergraduate and graduate scholarships out there. If you take out loans you will not have to worry about paying them back while you are in school. You can focus on learning. Again talk to your counselor. There are a lot more options now than when I was in school (Advanced Placement, Premed fast track etc.)
Here in Texas, in-state tuition is about $25,000 per year.
During residency you earn a salary
As a dentist I can tell you that a year at NYU dental school in New York City is about $100,000. At Columbia it is about $90000. An undergraduate education is open to the variables of do you go to a public/state school or a private university. You have many variables on undergraduate school but medical or dental school is basically you go where you are accepted. The best deal is going to your in state undergraduate and medical school.