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How do I find colleges that offer financial aid for international students?

Hi everyone, I'm an international student planning to apply to colleges in the United States. I know that financial aid can be more limited for international students, so I'm wondering how to find colleges that offer generous aid packages. Any suggestions or resources would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering studying in the United States. You're right that financial aid for international students can be a bit more limited, but don't worry, there are still options available.

We have a blog post of 200+ schools that offer finaid to international students: https://blog.collegevine.com/schools-that-grant-financial-aid-to-international-students-a-complete-list. A very small number of colleges on this list are need-blind for international students, meaning your financial need won't impact your chances of admission. These colleges may be more likely to offer better financial aid packages for international students.

One resource you might also find helpful is the College Board's BigFuture website. They have a scholarship search tool that allows you to filter results by your citizenship status, which can help you find scholarships specifically for international students

Another option is to look at the websites of individual colleges you're interested in. Many colleges have sections on their financial aid pages specifically for international students, and they often list the types of aid available, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Don't forget to also check out third-party websites like InternationalStudent.com and EducationUSA, which can provide you with additional information and resources.

Good luck in your search, and I hope you find a college that's a great fit for you both academically and financially!

10 months ago

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