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How to choose between in-state and out-of-state colleges?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm having trouble deciding whether I should apply to in-state or out-of-state colleges. What are the pros and cons of each, and how did you all make your decision? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about this early on. When it comes to choosing between in-state and out-of-state colleges, there are several factors to consider. First, think about your financial situation. In-state colleges usually have lower tuition costs for residents, which can save you a significant amount of money. However, don't rule out out-of-state colleges completely, as many offer scholarships and financial aid packages that can make them more affordable. Next, consider your preferred location and environment. Do you want to stay close to home or experience something new? This can help you narrow down your choices. Additionally, research the academic programs and campus life at each college to determine which ones align with your interests and goals. When my child was making their decision, we weighed these factors and visited a few colleges to get a feel for the campuses. Ultimately, it's about finding the right fit for you. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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