To those of you going to private or public out-of-state schools, how are you paying for your education? I just got my offer letter to a school that I might go to, and it's not nearly as much as I expected. Almost all of it is loans, and that's pretty scary. Is there anything I can do, anybody I can write/talk to, etc. to get more money? Where can I find some grants and scholarships to help fund my education? Someone once mentioned writing to a bank to pick up a few thousand, but how does that work? Thanks. There was a thread about this a few weeks ago, but it's gone and few people responded to it.