« on: April 03, 2007, 09:36:44 AM »
I'd say that sticking with UT would be the best thing to do. Even if you don't want to stick around in Austin, do you want to stick around in Chicago, Ann Arbor, or LA? If not (and it seems not), that would be twice within 5 years that you would be picking up and moving your family - needless to say that is a major pain in the ass. Going to UT, you would seemingly be fine getting a job anywhere in the South, and probably wouldn't have much trouble elsewhere either. Taken with the fact that UT will be the cheapest, why fix it if it aint broke?
IMO, UT is definitely the most logical choice.
Good point about moving twice in 5 years. And I agree on UT, given that UT is the cheapest of those four. But Vandy is now cheapest overall, and moving there will be free (hubby's employer will pay). And I'd be fine living in Nashville after graduation, though I'd prefer to come back to Austin. Between UT and Vandy, which one would you choose?
Another wrinkle - Northwestern is giving me the full loan package on top of the $90K scholarship, while for schools I'm on my own finding private lenders (hard to do for a foreigner with no US co-signers). Does that change anything?