I'm having a really hard time justifying going to any school except for the one with the best financial package...
I applied to my undergraduate school on a whim and was accepted with the most generous package(of the schools I applied to). I had convinced myself that going to a new location(new department, new region of the country) was the best decision and that even if I were accepted, I really should decline. However, that has become difficult as the cost delta has become quite considerable.... upwards of $12-15K a year. Are there any true DISADVANTAGES to attending the same school for both undergraduate and masters when the degrees are from completely different departments?
As much as I'd like to see another area of the country, it's hard to say that this is worth an additional $20-25K over the course of the program. My undergraduate institution may be ranked slightly lower than some of the programs I've applied to but it's not like I'm going from Harvard to some completely horrible state school.
Is anyone else having a hard time weighing the financial part of the decision making process?... I've read so many places that it really isn't worth going into significant debt for a planning degree(few exceptions here obviously) because post grad salary wise the school you went to just doesn't make that big of a difference.
... the schools are Univ of Florida, Univ of Delaware, Clemson, VaTech, and Rutgers.