Where should i go

I got into UBuffalo and City College. I live in NYC. I want to study biomedical engineering and UB is better ranked but also more expensive and it is like 8 hours away and I don’t know how I feel about being that far. If i go to City College, I won’t have debt but I’ll be living with my parents which I don’t want to do. What should I do?

What would your parents have to pay (and be willing to pay) if you go to UB? Would it put your family in a difficult situation to do so?

around 8k out of pocket my parents aren’t opposed but it will hurt them and i feel kind of like guility and uncomfortable making them pay that much

but i am talking to ub financial aid and seeing if they can reduce it