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|Thu, 07-19-2012 - 2:59pm|
When our 2nd DS starts to look at colleges in a couple of years, this time around I'd be interested in smaller, private schools. I'm not sure which would be a better fit for him. We didn't look around with current son, as he knew he wanted a large school and we would just be applying to the state schools.
We've been saving money for both boys and have enough...but only for state school tuition. We won't qualify for financial assistance, and 2nd son won't be qualified for any merit or scholarships. Basically, their education is out of pocket. But even though we don't qualify for financial aid...we aren't about to spend $31K for a small, private liberal arts college. My question is..for those of you in the same situation, do you just apply and if accepted, negotiate? Basically tell them that $$$ is your bottom line? Our state schools run about $17K room and board..probably $20k with spending money, books, etc. thrown in.