I just got my financial aid award notice in the mail from the University of Minnesota today. The bottom line is this: if I live at home, my entire freshmen year of college would be completely paid for by grants and scholarships. Essentially free.

For Iowa State, I still have to come up with I think about $14k.

I didn't think I'd still be considering U of M. But the question is: Do I like IA State better than U of M to the tune of 14-15k?

I'm not sure I have the answer.


R2K said...

One of the best parts of going to college was leaving home, entering a totally new environment, and finding myself a clean slate so to speak. It was great, lots of fun to take on that kind of responsibility, and when I did return home, I had additional perspectives on the world. It is worth the money, imho.

Evergreena said...

I don't think that had any impact on my brother's decision. His environment here is great.

Go Daniel! :) I wholeheartedly support your decision.