Okay guys, here's the deal: I'm a high school senior from WI, I have a 35 ACT, 4.07 GPA, and am 1st in my class. However, by graduation, I'll either be 2nd or 3rd due to extra rigor bumps that the kids I'm competing with will get. My parents are of the mindset that since they didn't have any help paying for college, I should pay for my entire education. This means that the have absolutely $0 saved for me, yet my EFC is like $20,000. This means that I won't get any aid from the government or from my parents. I want to attend Macalester in St. Paul, but that doesn't seem realistic as total costs are about $66,000/year. I want to go to a school that has good academic prestige, a good location for internships/jobs/college life, and soccer (either Division 3 or lower-end Division 2). Also, a Liberal Arts College would be preferable, but isn't a huge deal for me. Is there any school that fits this, but won't break the bank? Or are there any ways for me to make the price of Macalester more manageable? I would really appreciate your input!13 replies
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