RPK34 wrote:Really, the best idea here is to sit down with your wife and calculate all the numbers you need for IBR and each school's LRAP. Figure out your total debt, her total debt, your expected salary, her expected salary during residency, her expected salary after residency, etc. For instance, that stipulation of not having a net value of over $20,000 at NYU could become a pretty large obstacle.
I would guess that the difference between the three won't be incredibly large. But compare UVA, W&M, and NYU and see which one comes out best.
I guess the factor that is unknown, and that would make this calculation challenging, is the risk of not getting the desired job that accompanies attending any of three schools. I would put the risk of not getting it significantly higher from W&M than the other two, but it's hard to really know.