Out of state transfer looking for journalism schools in city

<p>I am a twenty year old community college student from LA with excellent grades who is looking to transfer to a school in NYC for journalism. I've looked at schools in LA but I have been itching to move to NYC for so long ever since I visited a year ago. Admissions is not so much my concern as is PRICE!! I would absolutely love to attend NYU or Columbia, but I feel like even with extensive financial aid, it would still be expensive. Not to mention the cost of living near those schools! I am also looking at applying to Eugene Lang, but it is really pricey. Does anyone know if these schools offer good financial aid packages and scholarships? Is the cost to live there as outrageous as I think it is? I will be 21 by the time I transfer, so I would prefer to live off-campus. </p>

<p>I am also looking at Brooklyn College, which is more affordable (although I'm not sure how much their out-of-state tuition is). Pratt is another option and it seems to be just as expensive as the schools in Manhattan. The thing about these two schools is that the cost of living would be lower.</p>

<p>I should qualify for a good amount of financial aid, and with my grades I hope I can qualify for some merit scholarships. I completely slacked off my first semester of CC, but I finally got my act together and have been getting straight A's for the past three semesters. I know that the state schools and UC's in California are great and all, but I just really want to move to NYC. </p>

<p>So my question is this: What is the best value for a journalism student in NYC? Are there any other schools besides the ones I have listed that would be a good option? Am I just nuts and I should forget this fantasy of moving to the city altogether?</p>

<p>Well, since you are planning to live off campus, I hope you have some type of money saved because rent here is through the roof! </p>

<p>Brooklyn College OOS tuition is about 15k yearly. Just a word of advice, Brooklyn College is in Zone A, which can cause problems when there is a major storm. </p>

<p>Anyway- Columbia is supposed to be good with financial aid- I can’t talk from personal experience though.</p>

<p>I know you mentioned being 21 and all, but maybe you can apply to be an RA some schools don’t require you previously living on campus- this way you aren’t thrown into the middle of a crazy city all alone.</p>

<p>Here is a list of Journalism schools in NY, I didn’t look through the entire list but you can edit it to fit your wants. Best of luck!</p>