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Decisions- Pay for the on campus experience? Or save and commute.
CHello, this is my first ever post. It is decision time and we are stressed!
Have 2 daughters 2 years apart.
Daughter graduating this year from HS was accepted into 10 of the schools she applied to (out of 13)
She is an excellent student, level headed amazing kid. We have no savings and cant afford to send her where she really wants to go! :(
Unfortunately the privates , although she received some scholarships are still out of reach for us.
FAFSA gave us no aid at all.
her major now is kinesiology, however she is hoping to go to physical therapy program or orthopedic surgery
So it is decision time, we have narrowed it down to 2 schools. One she can live at home and commute CSULB, the other she will have to live on campus SDSU.
SDSU and living on campus adds an additional $20,000 per year that she will have in loan debt upon graduating.
Knowing she will be in school far more than 4 years, is it worth spending the money for her to have the "college experience" Or should we encourage her to live at home for her undergrad and then transfer???
HELP! We have only a couple days to decide!