New development. Just got a $75k scholarship. I was almost signed, sealed and delivered to UVA for $54k, but now I have to stop and really think this out....D*mn! Thoughts anyone?
I got the 75K from NU and turned it down for 36K at UVA. I was doing the COL and Tuition calculations over three years, and in the end that extra 39K from Northwestern turned out to be only worth about 14K more in real money when the adjustments were made. For me, I was willing to spend 14K more for UVA, because I thought it was a better fit. And I hate the cold.
So, I think you are basically looking at the same debt load coming out of UVA over NU, which is what you really want to think about.