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My parents keep trying to assure me that we can pay for me to go to college, but I know for a fact that if I don't get in to a school that will give me considerable amounts of financial aid, we will not be able to swing it without me taking out thousands upon thousands of dollars in loans.
Right now, I'm hoping that I will be able to get into Texas A&M, because I qualify for their Aggie Assurance program (I'll get a full-tuition scholarship).
However, since I'm not in the top-10% of my class, my admission is not guaranteed and I could be rejected. So, if that DOES happen, I'm not sure what to do.
My grades and test scores are not high enough for me to receive large amounts of merit aid to go to any of the big-name schools I get into (I've already gotten into Alabama and Arkansas). I thought I would be able to bring up my SAT scores enough that I WOULD qualify, but I was wrong.
So, would it be better for me to:
A- Take out all of the loans to pay for college
B- Go to community college
C- Go straight to work and try to go to college once I have money of my own to pay
If you have any other suggestions, feel free to give your advice. I would greatly appreciate it.