This is a somewhat complicated question
First of all, what is your family's financial situation. If paying tuition would result in a hardship to your family then choosing a no-cost option may be your best choice. In fact, one can argue persuasively that paying what can approach $250,000 is never worth it vs a free alternative at a respectable school. (you can find many threads discussing the pros and cons of this on CC).
Once you get past this -- you have to look at your options, costs, comparisons of the school, family situation (again, etc). In the end, many students find themselves admitted to a 'better' school (whatever better means) and another school with a much lower cost. Some choose the better school, some the other one.
Good luck with your choice.