Hi CC community!
Going through a college-related existential crisis right now and have no idea where I should go next year. I somehow managed to narrow things down from about 20 acceptances to a few schools that I am seriously considering. There are also a few schools that I'm still waiting to hear back from. Anyway, here's what I'm considering:
-After an interview/presentation process I have been chosen as a Chancellor's Scholar at TCU. This constitutes a full tuition scholarship and admission into the Honors College/Program. The total cost would be about $14k a year.
-I was admitted to Notre Dame and received about $15k a year in financial aid. The total cost would be about $50k a year, though I'm considering contacting the financial aid office and seeing if there is any way I could get more financial aid.
-CU Boulder is my in-state/safety school and it would be about $20k a year for me to go there given the scholarships I received.
-I'm still waiting to hear back from Stanford, Duke, Yale, and UNC Chapel Hill. I'm assuming that I won't get any financial assistance from these schools but am hoping for the best.
My family is in somewhat of a unique financial situation where we have a fairly high income but a lot of it goes towards supporting family. Because of this, we'd have to take out loans for anything above $25-30k a year.
Right now I'm leaning towards either TCU or Notre Dame (or Stanford if I get in) but I really feel like I would be happy at any of these schools and am super conflicted.
Do y'all have any advice? It would be very much appreciated!!!