I'm an international student who is also applying for FinAid at Penn. And this is what I read from the "What Wharton wants" article:
"I'm 17 years old, and I attend the International School in Munich, Germany. Is there a smaller chance of getting accepted at your school as an international student?
Stetson: Only if you're applying for financial aid. We have a REDUCED number of aid grants for international students."
I'm well aware that Penn has a very limited number of FinAid grants available for international students, and applying for Aid lowers a candidate's chance of acceptance. Yet Stetson used the term "a reduced number of aid grants". I'm not sure what he actually meant by that. "Limited" as usual or that Penn has recently decided to REDUCED the number of aid grants available for international students. The huge number of international students already at Penn really worries me. It's great for diversity, but it may imply that Penn will not be interested in recruiting more international students as it used to.
I've googled for the news to see if Penn has recently decided to cut down on the budget for international students but have found nothing. Sb pls clarify this point for me.