I have a relative that got accepted to Parsons (NYC) with $18K per year scholarship for first two years and School of Visual Arts with less of a scholarship. I know SVA is very well known for it's art degree and its connections, but Parsons is not shabby either but is offering far more in scholarship monies. Unfortunately, both schools are rather expensive and its a bachelor's in fine art we are talking about and not something more marketable like a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering or accounting. Art students and graduates, which school would you pick in this situation? I assume being a fine artist these days is not the highest paying job, but if you are an artist, it's hard to do anything else and settle for a safe job. Anyway, I applaud anybody with the guts enough to go for their talent and passion in the fine arts, even if a more mundane job gets the bigger paycheck and steadier work.