brinicolec wrote:Hikikomorist wrote:brinicolec wrote:How much do you guys think a scholarship from BU will sway UT?
I'm still waiting on hearing about a scholarship, but based on last year's LSN stuff, I'm looking at probably $50-60k (60k being more optimistic) for my stats. Unfortunately, it's hard to know if these are negotiated scholarships or just the initial offer. Comparatively, BU has offered me $120k (over 75% tuition). Assuming that UT grants me in-state tuition and considering Boston's higher CoL, the couple of calculators I've plugged numbers into suggest BU would be cheaper. I know that BU is 20 and Texas is 15 but I'm confused about how exactly the peer schools work for this since after T14 they become quite regional... Even if Texas wouldn't match completely (cost-wise, not exact amount-wise), do you think they'd be willing to throw a little more money my way to lessen the blow?
Also, how much would you guys consider the lower CoL AFTER graduating when thinking about which school is ultimately "cheaper"? Boston prices seem to be up there around NYC prices and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to consider that after graduating, if I go to BU, I would either be working in Boston or NYC as compared to Houston/Dallas if I go to UT (plus, as people love to mention, the lower taxes in TX help money go farther).
So, you'd effectively be getting up to $110k or so from UT? Seems like you'd make up that difference in CoL over the three years, or pretty close to it.
Up to $110k in debt, you mean?
Edit: or are you saying that you think UT will give me more than I'm anticipating because of the offer I got from BU?
Putting together the in-state tuition waiver with $20k/year gets you to $110k or so, or were you expecting the in-state waiver to be the extent of your scholarship offer?