check this out. all i really want to do is get into my state's public school, for which tuition is about 10000 per year. private schools to which i have been accepted are almost 35000 per year. over four years, for tuition only, that's $40,000 for the public, and $140,000 for the private. that's a $100,000 difference. if i'm willing to go to a private school and take out massive loans but i really want to go to a public school, why not loan out the $140,000 and then just donate $100,000 to the public school so they accept you. is that a significant enough donation??? of course i'm just joking about this, but i wonder if some people have done it!