Life just got more complicated - my scholarship was now upped quite a bit at both schools. Does this change anyone's opinion?
Total Costs -
This is way, way more manageable. So you essentially have the same scholarship at both schools and now, with Mizzou cheaper because of your house?
You mentioned not wanting big law, wanting DA..
If you want DA in the state of Missouri, go to Mizzou.
If you want DA in the state of Illinois, go to UIUC.
I think 63k is manageable. If you like Illinois and UIUC better, I say go for it. You only live once and at that price I don't think you are necessarily
making a huge mistake, with is really the same thing that could be said with Mizzou.
Additionally, if you change your mind and want (big law or non big law) private practice, Chicago is an option from UIUC with competitive grades. Obviously the same can be said about Mizzou in regards to St. Louis/KC, but I would bet the private practice fall back plan from UIUC would be a better.