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It's not ALL about the money. It's about the cost-benefit analysis and whether this particular decision, given the likely outcomes, has the greatest expected value.

That's very true... for the parents of the kids in question. The OP is not their parents.

Also, if the parents don't have the wherewithal to obtain the money, then the cost-benefit analysis and value assessment of attending a specific school is useless to them anyway.

As far as the OP's situation... HIS cost/benefit analysis has nothing to do with the choice of schools. It's whether the likely cost of having to pay for someone else's education is worth the absolute zero benefit he could get from it. That's $XX,XXX (or possibly $XXX,XXX) divided by a big fat zero. And we all know what happens when you try to divide by zero. The possible outcome for the OP ranges from nothing/neutral to horrible. There is no possible outcome that falls on the positive side of the scale for him.

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