Pick a few schools that meet full need and try the NPCs. The number that you get once you finish is an approximation of what you will be expected to pay (there are exceptions depending on your family circumstances).
For example, if OOS tuition for UVA is $50,000 a year and room/board is an additional $15,000 a year (I am just plugging in numbers, I didn’t check) that makes the total cost of attendance $65,000 a year. If the NPC comes up with $25,000…that is the number (approximate) that you will be expected to pay.
Here is my suggestion…besides the SUNY schools…which by the way should be high on your list.
- Try the NPCs for schools that meet full need. This number may vary from one school to the next.
- Look into schools that may give you merit: Alabama, Ohio State (maybe), Pitt (maybe), U of SC (maybe).