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Let me start with saying that I have not received any letter, nothing. So, based on the posts I read here, it means I have not been accepted, not invited for Trustee /presidents/deans scholarship. I am a NMSF so I assume if I do get Accepted eventually, I will be eligible for President scholarship if I go on to become NMF. I will never get any need based aid. And my stats are 2280/34/3.97/4.57, ~750 in SAT IIs, enough EC and so on.. And I am from SCAL. And at this time, I am not worried much about whether I will get anything tomorrow.
Coming to the title of this topic, unless someone gets 42K scholarship, how can one ever justify education at USC where tuition is more than Ivy's? With Pres scholarship, it comes to 21K still which is about double of UCs.(for CA residents) I find a lot of folks with great scores feeling thrilled with admission to USC because they got 21K - but you still have to pay 21K!! Many of you folks have the same chances of getting/not into UCLA or UCSD or UCB. (personally though I know it is tough for me to get into UCLA, UCB etc. Very hard, I know) Even for those who worry about ranking of colleges, UCLA and UCB are above USC. May be UCSD too, I dont know.
So, what am I missing here? Is USC really a 42K tuition school?
I am not really trying to say anything bad about the school, I designated USC as my choice in NMSF. But there is no way I can go there without that 42K scholarship and with no more hopes of that, I guess I wont go there at all. I cant spend 150K for an undergrad degree...