Hiya guys and gals! (Yes, that sounds really cheesey)
I'm looking forward to applying to Urbana..but I have a few worries. I'm an out of stater, and although I was in Chicago earlier this month, I wasn't able to make it out the campus. I have a few Qs if anyone is willing to answer em for me :]
The first thing I'm a little worried about is being out of state. I think only 7% of the students are oos, which makes me wonder if it's really hard to get in out of state, or if just a small number of people are applying out of state. I'm hoping its the latter..because I'd really like to go to Urbana.
Also..since it is a public institution and since I'm not living in Illinois..am I going to get slammed by the financial aid? We're (my family) not in the best way right now..and money is probably going to be the deciding factor.
Also..It seems like we'd have to take two plans to get to the campus, one to chicago and then another to Willard(?) airport. Is there any sort of compensation or is that figured into travel expenses or can someone give me an estimate as to how much it would cost?
Thank you very much for the time and help