I am currently a freshman undergraduate student at SUNY Binghamton. I've only been here for a month but it is very apparent to me that I want to transfer out for various reasons. Binghamton was the last school on my list when I was applying to schools and I am only attending because it was the only school money would allow.
I have always had a strong desire to go to Boston and was hoping to attend Boston College this Fall but, unfortunately, even with scholarships the total cost of attendance was slightly more than $30,000 which is out my family's range ($25,000 or lower). I was planning on applying to transfer to Boston University and Northeastern with the hopes that I would receive significant scholarships - I don't know if this is realistic - or, as a backup, Stony Brook, which is local for me.
Stony Brook is not my ideal college, but I would very much be local than where I am currently. However, if I did transfer to Stony Brook for the Spring 2013 semester, I would like to try and transfer somewhere further from home for the Fall 2013 semester.
My questions would be:
- Is it a possibility that I would receive the amount of financial aid that I require applying as a transfer student to the private schools I mentioned for the Spring 2013 semester? for the Fall 2013 semester?
- If I do not receive the amount of aid I need from the private schools for the Spring 2013 semester and attend Stony Brook, is it reasonable to try and apply again for the Fall 2013 semester and expect a different result? am I even able to apply again?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated because I am completely unfamiliar with the transfer process.