Now that you have done your research, it is time to compare your opportunities. A standard approach of Pros versus Cons is definitely a beneficial way to compare your options. But taking it a step further and using a SWOT Analysis approach may rive you better insight.
A SWOT Analysis is a technique that is useful for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your options, as well as the opportunities and threats (or barriers) to your decision.
Using the cost and financial assistance information you have gathered, it can be helpful to put your top options together in a worksheet for comparison. This will allow you a side-by-side comparison of your options as you weigh your decision. Download a printable Comparison Worksheet located on page 10 of our Toolkit.