We live in the most higher education rich country in the world: college and universities of all sizes, types, and locations. What kind of experience do you want? A school built of ivy-covered bricks or one of California sandstone? A school with 400 students or one with 40,000? A school in the ranch land of Montana or one in the middle of New York City?
Did you know that these schools are often hungry for students? And they are all looking for diversity in their student body: hooray for Hawaii! You are already cool.
Some people don't realize that financial aid is readily available. It takes the form of loans for parents and students as well as scholarships and grants. And it is most often based on need, not achievement in academics or sports.
There is a whole world to explore--the mainland, the Continent, the library--and every reason why you can explore it.