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Financial Aid for International Students

danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
edited December 2007 in Colby College
Does Colby offer need-based financial aid to international students?
I presume admission is extremely difficult for internationals, but once accepted, is the "full demonstrated need" met ?

I scored 790 Critical Reading, 730 in Math, and 670 in writing.
I hope I'll get really good SAT II scores.

Do I have a chance ?

By the way, I'm Honduran. (Central America)
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Replies to: Financial Aid for International Students

  • yes234yes234 Registered User Posts: 1,207 Senior Member
    Are you going to apply to ALL the top 20 LACS? I've seen this thread.. I donno how many times.. you DEFINITELY have a chance with your stats
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    jhl, you're an international student right? I've seen some of your posts too.
    I wrote something about applying to a lot of colleges on the International Students forum.

    The thing is I desperately want to leave my country and I figured applying to 16 colleges with my stats increases my chances of getting into at least one LAC with all the financial aid I need. I'm sure you know what a ****** it is to apply to colleges needing financial aid, competition is tougher and you always feel tempted to doubt if what the colleges offer you will meet your real financial need. It scares me to think colleges will determine my financial need to be a couple of thousand dollars lower than what it REALLY is. I'd be damned.
  • yes234yes234 Registered User Posts: 1,207 Senior Member
    ^I know and understand all that you said.. haha.. let's just keep our fingers crossed.. you'll definitely get a decent offer.. are you going to ED2 anywhere?
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    I haven't decided ... I might go ED II for some college, but I think I won't. For some reason Williams is my favorite and, even though I would love knowing I'm getting accepted with financial aid to a college like Vassar, I would hate not knowing if I could have gotten into Williams.

    So, I think I'm not going ED II.

    How about you?
    To how many colleges are you applying?
  • yes234yes234 Registered User Posts: 1,207 Senior Member
    I haven't really decided how many colleges to go.. Probably 10?.. Or more.. I may be going ed2 tho..
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    danielcarp17, looks like we are in the same boat here.
    And we are applying to similar colleges. I've seen some of your other posts as well.
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    I think I've seen some of your posts too skunk though I'm not sure. If I'm not mistaken you have impressive stats!
    Are you applying ED II somewhere?
    Where are you applying ED II jhl ?

    Wouldn't it be nice if in six months we could all be at Williams having a nice little chat? Hehehe ...
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    It would be verry nice. Looks like all of us are applying there.
    ED2 to Swarthmore.
    What about you?
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    I think I won't apply ED II ...

    Wait, does Swarthmore have ED II ? I think it doesn't have ED II, what you can do is apply Early Decision for the Winter semester... that would mean you'd have to wait for a year to go to college, right? I don't think Swarthmore has ED II though ...

    Where are you from jhl and skunk?
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    At the commonapp website, they did mention an ED II date. You've got me extremely worried though.:(
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I always thought that the winter application meant ED II. Now I'm seriously worried.
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    omg (i'm an atheist) (wringing my hands), looks like you are absolutely right. What do I do now?:(:(:(:(:(
  • karkipkarkip Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    hi skunk k chha?
    danielcarp17 and jhl ,high to you guys too.
    are you all applying to colby?
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    Did you already apply to Swarthmore?

    If you did then I presume you signed the binding agreement ... I'm not sure, but I think you can still wriggle out of it ... Why don't you email Swarthmore and tell them you got confused because the Common App website is not clear enough..?
    They must understand ... plus, you can tell them you reaally want to attend Swarthmore and that's why you wanted to apply ED II...

    Cheers!
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    hey karkip, yep, I'm applying to colby!

    (I'm applying to 16 LAC's ...)
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