NoodleyOne wrote: timeandspace11 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:For a few reasons, UVA has jumped up to probably second on my list. They're likely to give me a good scholly, and while in-state tuition isn't great, it's still better than nothing. NYU and Columbia are likely to give me next to nothing for scholly money, and Harvard isn't likely to admit me... so there's a good chance I'll be taking a short trip down 64 next fall.
Still, my list has changed about 40 times while waiting, so maybe some other school will jump up on my list, or maybe UVA won't give me much $. We'll see, I guess.
With that 179 I would think you could get a lot $$$ from NYU
From what LSN tells me, 60k is probably what I can expect. Obviously nothing to sniff at, but with the much higher COA and the in-state 15k I get from UVA, it will likely be significantly cheaper. If I get more, I will obviously reevaluate my decision. I'm just feeling very debt averse now. I already have a pretty chunk of UG debt, and adding 200K+ on top of the 50k from undergrad is fucking scary.
I hear you on feeling debt-averse. Also - if you're a Virginian, is there any particular reason to spend more money on NYU or Columbia unless you really want to live/work in New York? For DC and Richmond UVA is probably the best school outside of HYS, and with less debt to worry about.
Good luck getting $$$ from all these schools, you should have at least a few happy results.