This is the super whittled down list I will give to D based on our finances and her interests. All the schools have a good possibility of getting under $20K per year, except for the small group that would require competitive scholarship participation. They all fit into the category of safeties.
St. Vincent College
Belmont Abbey College
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Alabama Huntsville
Would need a MACmiracle in the form of a competitive scholarship for:
(Elizabethtown College) (love)
(Mount St. Mary's University)
(Lebanon Valley College)
Should I add TCNJ?
TCNJ would have an intellectual and social environment that I think would suit her better than anything else on her list.
It might give her better job prospects in our area if she goes directly into the workforce.
She'd get an excellent education.
It is also more expensive, but according to their website she might get more merit than I originally thought. I also found out she has a little more money in the 529 than I expected. The combo could make it work.
She'll also have no travel expenses.
As a last choice, she could live at home, but the commute would really stink.