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UCR vs SDSU - Accounting/IT

kandeegurl11kandeegurl11 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I am a transfer student in the LA area. I am looking to major in Accounting and possibly Information Technology/Systems, but I am having a difficult time deciding between UCR and SDSU. I am 23 and just want to make the best decision in terms of my career. I want a school where I will be able to get to know people and earn a well-respected education in my major(s).

I have heard arguments for both sides... UC's are better schools, but SDSU is regarded for their accounting program. I don't know how true any of this is. Someone please help. Any information would be helpful.
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Replies to: UCR vs SDSU - Accounting/IT

  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,878 Forum Champion
    The UCs typically have much, much better FA if you need that.

    How will you be paying for college? If you have a low EFC, then go the UC route. If you have a high EFC, and your parents won't pay for a UC, then go to the Cal State.
  • kandeegurl11kandeegurl11 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    That's another thing I'm concerned about because I am considered independent for FA purposes because I was under a legal guardianship until I was 18. Once I transfer, I will be leaving my job and will not have a source of income (until I find a job). My current EFC is high, so I wasn't offered FA (other than the BOG waiver) at the CC that I attend now. But my GPA is 3.57 which I hope will help me in some way...
  • SMCguySMCguy Registered User Posts: 1,352 Senior Member
    If you're independent and make under $80,000 a year UCR will give you free tuition. Cal States will not.

    University of California - Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan

    I say you apply to both and go with whichever is less costly for you
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