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Subject:  Re: Got our Financial Award Yesterday... Date:  4/5/2012  12:09 AM
Author:  jh4986 Number:  7948 of 8202

My daughter has 4.2 GPA and 2320 SAT. She got in some rank 20 or so private schools and 4 UC schools. She is on waitlist for UCLA. She got no scholarship, and very little loan granted. We are not qualified for any need based aids.

I think paying private the full $60,000/year for 4 years is what scares me. UCs are close to $30,000 a year.

I am not sure what else would cost other than quoted from schools. Airfare to and from home few times a year? Summer school or study abroad? Cell phone, Car, rent? How much more should I prepare to be reasonable on top of the $60,000 quoted from the private school already?
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