Merged: Got into my dream school but I can't afford it, should I take out 26k in loans.

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In your other thread you said you’re a VA resident with low income immigrant parents who don’t speak English well. Do not ask them to co-sign ~$100k in loans so you can go to an OOS residential college.

There are many colleges that would be a good fit for any given student. Unfortunately, when finances matter then affordability has to take precedence. Where would you get $16k/year to pay for Hunter? Are there any affordable colleges that you can commute to from home? How much would your state’s public schools cost?