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What is the best way for me to pay of Out of State Tuition? I will be attending either University of Washingtion ($35,000 per year) or UCSD ($44,000) per year. My parents and I have enough money saved up for one and half to two years and I will have taken 9 AP classes which give me a little over a years worth of credits at each school. I'm planning on taking as much of the Stafford loan ($3,500 per year) that I'm eligible for since it has a lower interest rate. My parents are going to take out loans to pay for the rest. Also, in two years my sister will be starting college which will further stretch the budget. So basically I need help with the following questions:
1. I really want to go to UCSD, but is it really worth the extra $10,000 per year? I love UCSD, but if I have to go to UW and still be pretty happy.
2. Regardless of whether I go to UCSD or UW, what is the best way for me to help reduce the costs? (schollarships? work? ect.)
thanks for the advice.