SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So I have narrowed down my acceptances between a SUNY school and a private school in what I deem to be a better location. I know I will get a fine education at either of these schools but because I did my undergrad in a large city in CA, I am worried that I will feel 'stuck' at my state school and be unhappy. The tuition difference between the two schools I am deciding between is around 40,000. I am having a hard time weighing cheap price vs great location. I do not want to put a price on my happiness and I do think I will be satisfied with my in state education but I think my experience at the private school would be more unique and exciting. Does plunging this far into debt raise serious concerns or is everyone pretty confident in the ability to eventually pay it back..despite the added cost of interest?