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I'm very interested in attending UO, but I'm from AZ, so the cost of attending would be about $40,000 a year (including dorms, books, etc). I am expecting to receive the Summit Scholarship, which would amount to $8,000 a year. Other than that, are there anything other merit-based scholarships that could help cover the cost?
My GPA is 4.0 unweighted/4.7 weighted
SAT 2060 (1440 M+CR)
Involved in Ecology club for 3 years, one year as an officer
In Orchestra for 4 years, one year as a historian
Most likely over 100 hours of volunteer work (not quite sure how much)
Have taken all honors for math, science, and English
AP Language - 4
AP World History - 4
AP Calculus BC
Currently taking: AP Physics, AP Literature, AP Government, AP Economics
I really want to be able to attend, but I'm not sure if I could afford it. I am expecting to have a job in college to cover some of the cost. I wouldn't want to be in over $100,000 in debt for UO if I could just go to ASU with practically no debt. My stepdad didn't go to college, and my mom went to college in Korea, so I have no experience with this. I don't know if I'm overestimating the debt I'll be in, but hearing all of the stories of after-graduation debt scares me. I don't trust the average debt of public schools because that would include in-state students, who will most likely leave with far less debt than out-of-state students.