I'm a UK student. In less than a year, I get to make my university choices. I am wondering if it is worth me studying in the USA. Somewhere like MIT would be fantastic. The tuition will actually be lower. Although MIT is $55k/yr, because I live in a low income household, I would only be looking at ~$4,400/yr, if not zero (it's zero if <$75k and I haven't added it up, but it's probably very close.) That's cheaper than the UK. Of course I'd have to get there and find a place to live and ship some of my stuff there. If I like it I might even apply to live there permanently. The UK is boring for engineering. The US opens great prospects for me.