« on: June 01, 2014, 07:32:23 AM »
So here's my dilemma.... I am choosing between Nova at a total Cost of Attendance at $70k (scholarship stipulation is stay in top 60%) or FSU at in-state tuition with total Cost of Attendance at $120k. I currently work at a public interest firm full of Nova grads in the area where Nova is located and would love to stay in the area as I am from the area and my family is there. Also, I'd be able to commute from home. On the other hand, I have a strong interest in working for the public sector and FSU does an excellent job of placing their students into those type of careers because they are steps away from major state agencies in Tallahassee (FL capital). Therefore, I think there may be more opportunities to work in government coming from FSU but is really worth $50k more? I am hesitant to make the move because 1) Nova is $50k cheaper and I've made some very solid connections with Nova grads in the area and even found myself a mentor that is a Nova grad. 2) I know I'm going to miss my family and my fiance just got a job in the Ft. Lauderdale area and wouldn't come up to Tallahassee with me for at least a year and commuting from home allows my family to help me out with a little more. What are your thoughts on this situation?