OK, first of all I am an OOS student for all these universities, so I'll have to pay OOS tuition for all of them. I'm a US citizen, but not in USA atm. I do prefer living off-campus, or having a single if I'm living on campus. I plan to do Engineering. Haven't decided which one, but maybe electrical. I might even want to do a double major in something completely different (maybe Government and Political Sciences). I have not received any outside scholarship. My stats were very good, was a val, but had low SAT's, so got rejected from all my reaches. what a shame. The financial aid, I'm being offered is insufficient with around a $25,000 loan. I preferred CA. Here are the universities: GeorgiaTech UC, San Diego UC, Davis, UC, Irvine, UC, Santa Barbara Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Purdue University, West Lafayette PennState, University Park, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of Wisconsin, Madison Worcester Polytechnic Institute I haven't received my financial aid award letters from all of these universities, but I'm not very happy with the ones I have received. My EFC is $948.00 What do you say. 1. Also after one year, do I establish residency and get to pay in-state tuition in my sophomore year? 2. Which university do you suggest? 3. One last thing, how Also, what do you say if I move back to USA. (after completing my senior year), spend a year in community college, establish residency, give my SATs again and then apply again to really good uni's. But thinking about this disheartens me, because a year of mine would be wasted, and I'll be left a year behind. But if that allows me to go to MIT or an ivy then that would be awesome. What do you suggest?