I am currently a sophomore at the University of Rochester. Long story short, they offered me a really good financial aid package when I was accepted as a freshman, then gave me a really **** one this year. Yes I did appeal but it didn't really work. I ended up having to pay more than three times as much as last year, plus having to take out more student loans, and I don't see this getting better at all because now my parents have a better job and higher income (probably will be around $150,000 for a family of 5 now). I really love the school, but I'll have to transfer. State school isn't an option for me - I've talked to the admissions department of University of Washington, and they've told me that they don't offer scholarships or any sort of aid to transfer students, and I would be looking at $30,000 a year, which is around the amount I had to pay this year. Does anyone know of any schools that have good financial aid and offer scholarships to transfer students? I'm looking at Cornell but it'd be a long shot, especially because I am an engineering major with GPA of 3.5. And I'm not even sure even Cornell would give me a decent financial aid package if my parents start making 6 figure income.
thanks in advance.