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Hi everybody I'm new here,
I just finished my first year of college and I really don't like the college that I'm at. My parents made me stay at home and commute for my first year (I live in NY), and I really hated it, making me want to move far away now.
For my freshmen year I had a pretty good GPA of 3.68, and I really want to study engineering at another school (so far I'm looking into schools like University of Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, Rice, etc.). I know that it's too late to switch schools for next semester, so I'm looking to transfer by Spring or Fall 2008.
Now, my question is what type of financial aid package can I expect to get from some of these out of state public and private schools? I had pretty decent high school grades (93 gpa, 1370 on SAT's), and I'm just looking to go to the school that will give me the best deal (because money is a big issue). Please give me advice on colleges to look into (good schools with engineering programs and good social life please because my first year of college sucked) and colleges that will give me a good financial aid package.
Thank you everyone for your help, I have found that this is a helpful online community.