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Which of these Universities give Internationals financial aid?

Pumpkin96Pumpkin96 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
I applied to around 11 universities, and i'm just scared that even if i get accepted, I won't be able to afford it. I'm in the mid-upper class, but I have 2 other siblings as well...so..it's a bit hard for me to pay for tuition. My dad did save up some money but I will still be needing around 15,000-20,000 dollar scholarship money. Does any internationals have any experience in these colleges? How much financial aid do they give? I have a 2010 SAT (690 CR, 680 Math, 640 Writing) and around a 3.5 UW.

My college list:

Boston University
University of Connecticut
Emory University
John Hopkins University
Cornell University
Northeastern University
SUNY Binghamton University
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
McGill University
Purdue University

My stats:

Replies to: Which of these Universities give Internationals financial aid?

  • tomofbostontomofboston Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Most of those schools only give merit aid to internationals and your stats would not qualify you for such aid except maybe at SUNY and UConn.
  • arceuzarceuz Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    I know only the top ivy league schools give needs based aid to internationals, and even that is sometimes heavily limited and hurts your chances. Are you a Canadian? If so, then some universities do consider you a student from the "homeland" and give needs BLIND aid (and a lot of it).

    With your stats though, you'll have to reconsider even applying to an ivy league.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,942 Senior Member
    Right now, your best bet is SUNY Bing, the others are reaches and therefore unlikely to provide financial aid to a lower-level (for them) international applicant since only the tippy top applicants get FA.
    here's a list of colleges that still accept applications - if your FA need is 15-20,000, some of these colleges would likely work out.
  • ShirleyxxyShirleyxxy Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    I don't know much about Uconn and SUNY, but I know some colleges in your list like Purdue, UVa are unlikely to give aid to international students. If you need FA, you should apply to private colleges. Ivies and some top-tier colleges give need-blind(at least need-based) aid to international applicants, but I'm afraid you are not impressive enough. I think you should also look at some LACs. Some of them give much aid to international students. :)
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 11,263 Senior Member
    Boston University is also known for giving very little aid - whether for international students or those from the U.S.
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