Hi! I'm currently dual-enrolled at Valencia College (Orlando, Florida) and a High school sophomore. I'm completing my AA in Biomedical Sciences. My final goal is to become a doctor. I've been trying to figure out what would be the way to go for a university (in state or out of state)
My goal has always been Duke. But the more I look, the more I feel confused. With my AA i would be applying as a Transfer student but Financial Aid is something I really need and consider the most when i'm looking at a college. If I transfer I only get a few semesters of financial aid (not 100% sure how many) but if i were to not complete my AA then at least I would get credit for a few of my classes and enroll as a first year and in the end get more financial aid.
On the other hand, I could stay in Florida and go to UF or FSU and get the Bright Futures scholarship and Financial Aid. It sounds like the best option but I feel like I want to "go big or go home", and go to a more prestigious school. In the end this is the more obvious choice since I would receive all the credit from my AA and only have to spend about two years there and then move onto medical school.
If you have any advice that would be great
I'm mostly worried about financial aid, but if you have any more school recommendations that accept transfer students and give full financial aid that would be great!