The University of Vermont was on the top of my list of preferred universities, but it was also significantly more expensive than the Massachusetts state university where I also had been accepted. Although a degree in Russian was not offered in-state, the cost difference was too great until I realized I was eligible for the RSP Tuition Break. The RSP Tuition Break gave me the ability to pursue the degree and future that I wanted. I graduated from UVM and went on to become a Fulbright ETA in Russia, the country that I had hoped my degree would one day take me to.
RSP Program: Russian, University of Vermont
Home State: Massachusetts