« on: March 14, 2011, 12:49:39 PM »
So it's come down to Pepperdine and Ohio State for me. Pepperdine has offered me $15,000 per year provided that I stay in the top third of my class. Their projected cost of attendance is $65,678 per year. So after factoring in the scholarship (assuming I will be in the top third each year), it will cost me a total of $152,034 to go to Pepperdine.
Ohio State has offered me $8,500 per year provided that I maintain a 2.5 GPA. Their projected cost of attendance for nonresidents is $60,264 and for residents is $45,314. If I attend Ohio State I will receive resident status for my second and third year, meaning a total projected cost of attendance of $125,392 after factoring in my scholarship offer.
Now that you know the facts I have, I would GREATLY appreciate any advice or words of wisdom you can provide. I'll be visiting both schools in April, but it seems as though I'll have better job options coming from Ohio, but will have more fun in California...