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I am reaching out to the world in trying to get my friend to come to College in the United States and favorably Florida. She is from Ecuador and has a student visa. She studied two years in Texas, but the tuition was too expensive for her and she is now back in her country. I have been researching in ways to try to bring her to study here in Florida. I have looked at some State, Private and Community Institutions. It has been a really complicated process so far, but I would love to hear some advice and stories from people who have managed to achieve the cheapest possible route to study in the United States. I have heard stories about some Universities that have granted In State Tuition for International Students and also worked a deal with them that they must maintain a good GPA and work on campus. I have noticed that the best rates are the Community Colleges which some offer full four year degrees for In State Tuition and International. Private Institutions tend to have a lot of grant money for International Students, but they seem kind of complicated to get them. The Universities that I have been researching and reaching out to are these:
University of South Florida
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Florida Golf Coast University
St. Petersburg College
So what are your stories? Your advice? Are there people out there who can help me?