International Students- How much F.A. did you get from your school & how?
So, I've wanted to start this thread for quite some time. I applied to schools last year that were reportedly generous with F.A. for Int'l students. These colleges also had pretty large populations of International students. I was eventually waitlisted at all of them, and applied on a rolling basis to a school with an 8% Int'l population. They reported that they only gave $10,000 per year to Int'ls, but I decided to apply anyways. I was accepted with the full 10K scholarship, and I was delighted. However, after reading a few posts on here, I decided to see if the college were willing to offer me more... They promptly gave me an extra $3,000, and told me it was the biggest award they had ever given an international student. So, I was pretty happy, and applied for a bank loan to pay the rest. Then I arrived at the school... I am currently the only overseas student on campus. The only international students they have ever had here were exchange students. Within a month of arriving here, I got a letter in my mailbox stating that they were taking that $3000 scholarship off me and replacing it with one for just over $7,000 which means I'm now on just over $17,000.
I guess I'm just starting this thread so that people know they have options. If you don't get in HYP or to another top ranked LAC, consider a small school with rolling admissions.
Does anyone else have a similar story they would like to share? I'm sure some prospective students would appreciate the advice!
Last edited by redsexton; 01-19-2009 at 01:08 PM.