Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

Massive loans @ MIT vs. full ride at UMD

mikimikimikimiki Posts: 13Registered User New Member
Accepted at my dream schools...
Swarthmore, MIT, Cornell, Dartmouth...

Except, I can't pay for any of these schools.
My family makes over $100,000, but we live in a highly expensive urban area. We don't have money for groceries. There is no way we could pay the EFC of ~$35000. The assets we do have are reserved for my parents' retirement.

I do, however, have a full ride at a good state school.

Is anyone in a similar situation?
It's so depressing in a way. I didn't take finances seriously when I applied to all of my dream schools.

I've been thinking about loans lately, but it doesn't seem worth it if I have a full ride at a state school and know I am going to graduate school.

What do you guys think?
Post edited by mikimiki on
«1

Replies to: Massive loans @ MIT vs. full ride at UMD

«1
Sign In or Register to comment.