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Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2014, 05:53
Hey everyone.

I applied to all my schools 1st round and was wait-listed at ND (dream school) and was accepted to several lower tier schools. I wasn't sure if ND was going to happen so I a threw a 1k deposit down with Wake Forest, who gave approx. 50% scholarship (83k tuition). ND just came back with an admissions offer. Not sure about financial aid yet, there wasn't any info regarding that passed on to me. What are your thoughts on my situation? What would you do? It would be an absolute dream to go to ND, however the financial burden would be difficult to swallow, especially if I am not given any type of financial aid from ND. Would you personally be willing to take out 90k+ in loans to go to ND over WF?

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Re: Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 10:30
Clearly I am going to push ND. It is all about where you want to go and how they can help you in the future. ND has a huge alumni network, don't know much about WF, but I don't really hear about it either. In the end is the money the difference maker or is the juice worth the squeeze?
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Re: Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 12:38
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To be clear, you got $40-50K from Wake Forrest vs. so far nothing from Mendoza.
I think you need to hear back about Finaid from Mendoza before we get into the pros and cons. Go ahead and update the thread when you hear back from the school....

If you don't get anything from Mendoza, I would visit both schools and talk to students. Also talk to the Career services and see how they come off to you. They will be very important!
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Re: Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 04:46
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I would go to your dream school in such a situation. Do whatever is best if you think long-term.
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So, no aid from Notre Dame. Getting 25k/year from Wake. Long term obviously ND is the better investment and its where I want to be. It's going to be tough to take out the full cost in loans but that's the way I'm leaning. I want to be a part of that family and that tradition of excellence.
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Re: Deciding between ND and WF HELP!!!! [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2014, 03:33
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I agree with you, it seems to be the best.
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