Orangebanana, try not to take too much offence to what people say on here. A lot of LSDers get some sort of thrill out of insulting people. Your question is legitimate and I understand your logic. However, this is a hard question to answer. I actually chose a lower ranking school (though not a T4) because they offered money. I hope I can keep the GPA requirement to keep the scholarship and make the decision worth while, but I'm not banking on it. However, the school that I chose will still insure me a job if I do not stay at the top of my class. If you are concerned about the cost of the school, my advice is to choose a school that offers a reasonably priced education, but don't go to a school that will have a worthless education if you are not able to be in the top 10%.
I hope that made sense