NYU ED2 decisions came out yesterday and I got in!!! I applied to Gallatin and I was so excited to see the acceptance letter. It felt like everything I’ve done since I entered high school when I was 14 paid off. And then I saw the financial aid.
The cost was much higher than I expected. I thought I would receive at least some aid especially given that my family’s financial situation was impacted greatly by covid. I didn’t receive any aid and the tuition is about 81k/year.
I want to go to NYU. It’s something I’ve been working to achieve for a long time. But I just don’t know if I can afford that price.
If I decide to go, I will likely be in debt after I graduate. This is an undergrad degree and I’m also hoping to go to law school which is very expensive.
I’m hoping this post will find alumni and parents who can give me some advice on if NYU is worth it? Should I try appealing my aid package?
I also have the option of participating in the CAP program at UT Austin. Basically, I would spend my freshman year at a different UT system school, and if I have a 3.2 GPA and 30 credits by the end of that year, I automatically get to go to UT Austin sophomore year. This is much cheaper and a great option, it’s a little over 14k/year.
Please give me any advice you have!