I was accepted today to Parsons in NYC to study photography. I received $18,000 per academic year ($72,000 after four years). The cost of Parsons is over $66,000 per year ($264,000 for four years). I have applied for many out side scholarships and have yet to win any. My family has little money but we are not poor enough to get a lot from FAFSA. The school is in NYC and photographers tend to make more there than anywhere.
Will the education and networking be worth $264,000?
Also if I don't have enough out of pocket to go for a year how do I go about filling that gap between school given loans and my scholarship? (i.e if it costs $66k and I only have 20k covered by scholarship and school loans?) Thanks I'd appreciate any help my parents struggle to understand the aid as well. :)