I got full funding from Brandeis but no funding from NYU. I have a plan for PhD in Econ or Finance. Which program would be best for me? Is it worth spending USD 100k for NYU?
The fact that you ask this tells me perhaps you should find a new field. $100K vs. $0. Why would you ask? Head to Boston and kiss the ground when you land!! They gave you a gift.
Do you have $100K that you don’t need for anything else (downpayment on a house maybe?).
Would you borrow some/all of that $100K?
What is it that you think you are buying for the extra $100K?