Finish the story. You MAY hate your life for the next 4 years but when you are done you'll be glad you didn't go to CCOM and take on the extra 100k loan burden
So what does the average scholarship/grant column mean? Is that how much money the school awards its students on average?
If this thread is trying to validate LECOM as the #1 choice, it's the wrong decision. CCOM is an overpriced name for its quality. There're equivalent options that are about 50-60K cheaper that will make you happier for the next 4 years.
In the grand scheme of things, COA should be very low on the desirability list if the difference is 50-60K or less for four years. It starts to matter a little bit more if we top the 100K mark.
You get for what you pay for. No, I'm not saying go to CCOM if you have the chance but LECOM has some serious problems with even more on their way. They are on the verge of losing their tax-exempt status and tuition will skyrocket next year because of it. Their contract with Seton Hill University is also expiring and God knows whats going to happen (SHU is expanding and is considering designating the tiny space LECOM rents for other purposes). The Bradenton campus is going to have a COCA visit soon and things aren't looking pretty. The new Elmira campus will continue to choke students for rotation spots. Don't be fooled with the low tuition.
Touro-NY has a cost of ~80,000 a year. Yet average indebtedness is only $197,000? That can't be right...
This right here says ~92,000. Granted you won't need everything so let's go with 80,000 x 4 = ~300,000 by a conservative estimate. Pretty ridiculous in my opinion. & yet every school is going to get record breaking numbers of applicants, yet again.
I don't understand the average scholarship grant. What does that mean exactly?