DL(17) was officially accepted into the local State college. They give very high priority to local high school students. I think it only took this long because their business college is impacted. He was getting a little stressed that his less studious friends were getting immediately accepted. So I know he is relieved that it is official.
I think there's probably a 90% chance he will stay home and go to this college. Has been leaning that way as more of his friends are choosing to go to this college.
This is the only college he applied to. His first choice (was) a Bay Area community college.
With Federal tax credits and state middle class grants, we are talking $6,000 for his 4-year tuition. (Full sticker price is $32,000).
This is why we did not spend decades saving up for college. The kids also both received ~$30K from in-laws for college. I knew this would cover a 4-year degree. I've been basing this off of full sticker price (in-state). Projecting future college costs (in the past) and concluding that $30K would cover tuition. I have never counted on tax credits that come and go. I had no idea we'd get so much middle class state aid. So pretty much we had set aside the full sticker price but are not paying anything close to that.