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    Illinois-Urbana with funding or UW-Madison?

    I was wondering if anyone can offer any insight into whether it would be better to go to Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which has offered me a tuition waiver for one year and a TA position or to UW-Madison where I currently live and have a job in the planning field but have not received any tuition waiver. I would ultimately like to live in Wisconsin and work for a land trust. Both schools appear to be equal in regard to offering courses that focus on farmland and open space protection. I do question the number of possible internships/jobs that exist in Urbana (small town) vs Madison (a capital city with state jobs). I was also accepted at Minnesota but their program didn't seem to match my interests.

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    In-state tuition plus being able to live at home exceeds the savings of any tuition waver. Then when you add to the fact you already have a job and want to continue to live in Wisconsin, UW-Madison seems like the obvious choice.

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    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    In-state tuition plus being able to live at home exceeds the savings of any tuition waver. Then when you add to the fact you already have a job and want to continue to live in Wisconsin, UW-Madison seems like the obvious choice.
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