What kind of life do you want to live? Where do you want to live? What standard of life do you expect to have?
How much will tuition and living expenses be for 4 full years (and even more for some majors?) A lot of times we fail to fully take into account living expenses while attending college. How much will room and board be? Will I be able to live at home or with a roomate?
Don’t forget to take into account interest on your loan. Is it amortized? What is the interest rate and how will that affect my payment? Keep in mind that interest accrues every month that you deter your payment.
These are a few things you can think of before choosing a college, major, and whether you want (or should) attend college out of state 🙂