here is my advice: AVOID STUDENT LOANS AT ALL COSTS.
my recommendation: go to the cheapest school possible -- part time if you have to -- and pay cash for ever semester. one option is to go to a *really inexpensive* community college -- do your general education credits -- and then go to a regular university (still, choose an affordable one). and then, go to an affordable med school -- again "part time" if you can (you have 6 years to finish a 4 year degree. feel free to take all 6!). Try to pay for as much as you can cash by having a job.
a friend of mine did this with law studies.
he started out working at his friend's engineering firm. he was a sort of all-around guy, was trained on the job -- a combination of admin and drafting (computerized). he worked his way through community college (first two years), and then went 3 more years at a regular university earning a degree in engineering. he worked with this firm the whole time. he was able to afford an apartment (with roommate), and his own car (cash, a beater), and to pay for school each semester (cash payment for tuition, books, everything). then, he worked as an engineer for a couple of years -- making considerably more income -- and with it bought a house (outright, and fixed it up), and a nicer car (outright, debt free), because otherwise he lived simply, and then he decided to go to law school.
he worked full time at the firm, and then was able to study law. i think he took 4 years instead of the normal 3. he graduated and works for a law firm that deals with engineering issues. makes a ton more money, but still lives in the little house and drives the old car, but has no debt and is doing well. financial security these days is very important.
in regards to schools and majors -- as long as it is accredited, you'll be fine. likewise, a non "pre" major (that is, anything BUT a "pre" major) is a good bet. medical schools, like law schools, are looking for "diversity." they hae 10,000 applications for pre-med majors with the same high MCATS, fancy and not-fancy schools, and whatevs. you know the application that sticks out? the art major who also took science courses and wrote a gorgeous essay and drew an illustration of the kreb cycle. for serious -- that's my former gynocologist! my family doctor? english major. my current family doctor? philosophy. my friend the emergency physician -- drama and stage management (irony! LOL). of my lawyer friends -- not one was pre-law. instead, we have english (me and about 12 others), education, environmental science, engineering, sign language, women's studies, international relations, philosophy, psychology, and linguistics.
honestly, you can get a very good, affordable degree in just about anything -- and then get into a decent (and affordable) medical school.
but whatever you do, do try to avoid student loans. I speak from experience. *a lot of experience* LOL