All students were given a booklet entitled:  Your College Search  This book contains information on the more than 100 private colleges in the state of New York.  You can find the locations of the colleges on the map that is provided, look up the SAT scores of their current class of freshmen, and search their majors.  The book contains a profile of each college and their contact information.  You can look up majors in which you are interested and find out which New York private colleges offer those degree programs.
It does not matter where you live.  The Cost of Attendance of a private college is the same whether you live in New York or California.  These private New York colleges cost between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year.  State Colleges cost less money in tuition if you live in their state. So, a SUNY (State University of New York) college will cost you less to attend than a student who lives in New Jersey. In the same way, Rutgers University costs less for New Jersey students than it will cost you.  The difference in the cost of tuition for out-of-state students can range from $10,000 to more than $25,000 depending on the state! (California is very expensive for out-of-staters but private colleges in many states increase their tuition by only $10,000.)
In general, private colleges tend to award $25,000 per year in academic merit scholarships. That's $100,000 over 4 years and a very impressive gift!  However, if the cost to attend for 1 year is $65,000 you still have to come up with the remaining $40,000 per year with your own money, grants, loans, and work-study (see Financial Aid and Scholarships).