For many international students, cost is a major factor when deciding where to study in the US. While there are many financial aid options available from many different organizations to international students, it may not be enough to fully cover the cost of tuition and living expense. International students must rely on other sources of funding such as loans and family savings. However, some international students may not know that most schools offer financial aid directly to students as well.
The U.S. News conducted a survey of different colleges around the United States that offer financial aid to at least one international student. After looking at over 800 schools that provide financial aid, U.S. News has recently came out with a list of the top 10 schools in the US that give the most financial aid to international students. Here are the top 10:
- Yale University
- Skidmore College
- Harvard University
- Amherst College
- Trinity College
- Williams College
- Dartmouth College
- University of Chicago
- Bates College
- Duke University
Each school in this top 10 list are private schools and are amongst the most prestigious Universities and Colleges in the nation. While on average they do offer the most financial aid to international students, the cost of attending one of these schools is also much higher than many other schools in the country.
Students who are primarily concerned with the price of education should look at other options such as state colleges and community colleges which have a lower tuition cost to start with and may also offer financial aid to international students. International Student.com offers a centralized resource where students can search for colleges and universities around the United States and get more information on how to apply.
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