A little background: I have narrowed down my acceptances to a t2 in the state where I want to practice with no mention of money (school #1) and another T2 with a full-ride + stipend (only for the first year) in the town where I currently live (school #2). I know school #2, although close to where I want to practice, won't offer as many opportunities upon graduation as #1, but unless I can get in-state tuition at #1 I will be paying significantly more $$$ to attend (about 54K more).
My question is, assuming school #1 ends up not offering any money, would you: take the $$$ from the other t2 and just stay there? Screw the $$$ and go with the school with the best job prospects? or would anyone take the first year $$$ at school #2 and then try to transfer to #1?
If you thought the third option was best, do you have any idea if it would be relatively easy to transfer considering both schools are t2(only about 5 spots different)?