So, let's start off with I love UC Davis, ever since the first time I visited the campus. It has a great feel and it's where I want to be, whereas, I didn't feel as warm and fuzzy inside at Saint Mary's or USF, my other options.
I've already SIRed to Davis and everything, but now all of a sudden, my parents are considering putting me into a private school over Davis, because of budget cuts and everything. I guess they didn't know the average graduation rate for freshmen definitely is closer to 5 years than 4. Ever since hearing that from our college financial aid adviser, they are strongly considering not letting me go to Davis anymore.
Do you really think things are that bad? It would actually be cheaper for me to go to USF for 4 years than Davis for 5. And cheaper to go to Saint Mary's for 4 years than Davis for 6. But will it even take that long?!
Can anyone please post and help me figure out what I can say to my parents to convince them to let me stay at Davis OR help me see their side more clearly and convince ME why I'd be better off at a private school (where graduation in 4 years is guaranteed and tuition isn't going take a 30% hike as it did from 2009 to 2010 at Davis).