Some students apply for expensive colleges with the hope to get financial aids and scholarships. While financial aids may be available from the college or government, you cannot forget that the demand always exceeds the supply. There is no guarantee you will qualify for financial aids. You have to be prepared for alternative funding sources. It will help to find out the rates of approved scholarships or financial aids of the colleges you are interested in.
Choosing a college can be one of the most important decisions of your life. Make it the first step into your independence.