OR am I better off going to the best school I can provided that it is the best 1 or 2 schools in the market, like Loyola Chicago (which is second in Chicago to Northwestern) or University of Denver, etc?
Tier 3 and 4 schools that have given me FULL SCHOLARSHIPS or close to it, lower end Tier 1 schools like Catholic University of America that have given me a moderate scholarship but will still require me to pay $20,000 to $25,000 a year, and more solid Tier 1 schools like Loyola in Chicago, University of Denver, etc. where I will have to pay $35,000 to $40,000. So I guess what I am asking is, as a general rule, would it be more wise to go to school for virtually nothing but sacrifice the kinds of connections the Tier 1 schools offer, or would it be better to go to a school like Catholic University of America where the cost is moderate but still a total of $60,000 to $75,000 more than a Tier 3 and 4 school, OR am I better off going to the best school I can provided that it is the best 1 or 2 schools in the market? Any advice would be really helpful! I really just, cannot make up my mind. All of the cities that I have narrowed it down to are great, so it's not about living...it's mostly about finances at this point.