Money vs. Want

So I’ve gotten into 4 of the 6 schools I applied to. Out of all of them, Villanova is my top choice, but the problem, of course, is money.
All of the other schools have offered my anywhere from $10,000-$16,000 in scholarship money to attend. The schools are St. Olaf, Miami in Ohio, and University of Iowa. With that money, I would have enough in savings to have a some money left after 4 years. With Villanova, though financial aid hasn’t come back yet, there is very little chance I will receive anything. After Villanova, I would have some student loans I would need to pay off. I most definitely see myself at Villanova, but I could make it work at all the other schools. Should I follow what I want, or what is money conscious? I’m leaning heavily towards to Villanova and with what I want, I would just like some second opinions.

How much is Villanova?
How much do you have saved?
What’s your intended major?

Villanova is 64,832 per year. I would owe around 25,000 at the end of all four years. I plan to major in communications.

What is your net cost at each college?

What’s your parents ’ budget (without loans) ?
What would you study and what are your post college goals/hopes?

$260K for an undergrad communications degree is just crazy from any objective perspective. You are going to need some money to get started after undergrad or to attend graduate school.

Sounds like 25k total, which is absolutely doable.
If 100 or 250k, it’s crazy.

You are going to spend four years wherever you select, you will become like the students there–in many ways… so if the debt load is under 25k, I’d suggest you go to the place where you find your tribe.

That said, I assume you have visited your top two or three choices? If not do so - need to be sure “the fit” is based on hands-on experience.

Good luck! Also - some colleges will listen if you explain the need for some aid. Some will not. But they are not going to withdraw an offer of admission for asking – so talk to V, and see if they can offer some support if they don’t initially offer any.