Hello all! Some of your names are familiar from the LSN board... I do a bit of stalking on there
I'm working on making the decision between DU/CU/and Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio... Where I'm currently an UG.
CU hasn't accepted me and it's not horribly likely. I'm crossing my fingers for a waitlist. DU has offered 15k a year. ONU has offered a full ride.
I know that tiers don't matter much, but ONU is a t4. I've also lived here for the past three years and dealt with small town/bad weather/college party scene. With a JD from ONU, however, i'd be graduating with minimal debt. If I go to DU, I'll be graduating with approx 105k in debt (with cost of living factored in). Having that much in loans scares me, especially if I make the average 50k upon graduating. And there's always the fear of losing my scholly...
Denver pros: My partner just got a pharmacy job offer in Denver (100k/year, but he has 175k loan debt), I want to live in Denver, and I really loved DU.
Is it foolish to turn down a full ride, though? Is living even managable with over 100k in loans?? This is so overwhelming and disenchanting. I'd almost tempted to get a secretary job, since that's pretty much all I can do with an UG degree in Poli Sci and German.