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Where I should apply Early decision? I am an international student who need financial aid.

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I am an international student and I don't care how big or famous a college or university is. I just want to get 100% financial aid. should I apply to universities with a higher acceptance rates that provide financial aid for international students?

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High-caliber Universities usually offer more financial aid than less high-caliber ones. I would recommend applying early to your dream schools early and staying on your application that you need 100% financial aid.

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Schools with a lower acceptance rate can be a little bit tricky because of the number of applications they recieve.

I would advise you to do your research in most private universities since they offer financial aid to international students. If you have a high gpa or your in the 1% of your class and have a good SAT score then go for it. Just make sure you don't chance.

Wish you all the best!

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I think you should apply to Stanford University, Brown,etc. In their early decision programs. Although they are more competitive but will surely give you an advantage over regular decision applicants becaUse it will show your increased interest in that specific college as you are ensuring that if you get accepted then you will 💯% attend that university.

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Honestly, if financial aid is such a major factor in your college applications, you might want to consider not applying early decision. What you can instead do is choose your dream college and apply Restrictive Early Action there. This way, you'll still have the option of comparing financial aid offers if you get accepted. You could either shoot for the moon and choose an Ivy League or other top college with low acceptance rates to show your commitment to them or you can choose a regular (meaning non-Ivy League) college with a reasonable acceptance rate that you would still be very happy to attend. If you choose the second option, it's more likely that you'll be accepted in that less prestigious (but still very good) college, and you'll have more time to plan, as moving to a different country for four years is a huge life change. If you're looking for colleges where you'll get 100% financial aid, you should search for colleges that are "need-blind" and "meet 100% of demonstrated need." This basically means that all you have to do is get accepted, and they'll take care of finding you the funds. Here's a list of all the colleges that do this: https://blog.collegevine.com/schools-that-meet-100-percent-financial-need/

I hope this was helpful!

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So schools that meet full need (EX you need to pay 50k you can pay 20k college covers the 30k beware what type of aid you’d get some schools offer loans as aid) are usually reserved for about half of the ivies and a few other elite private northeast schools. No public school meets full need and all school if I remember correctly that meet full need have. A sub 20% admit rate.