Financial Aid for International

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>I have a question about the financial aid at Stanford:</p>

<p>I am aware that Stanford is need-aware, but hypothetically speaking, if Stanford does accept an international applicant, will Stanford satisfy 100% of the international's need?</p>

<p>In other words does Stanford satisfy 100% of the need of an international student after he has been accepted, and how is it different from the ivy leagues' policy (besides Stanford is need-aware)?</p>

<p>Yes, that’s Stanford’s policy: it’s need-aware for internationals, but if you can get in and you need aid, all of its financial aid policies apply to you. Since you are ineligible for aid from California or the federal government, Stanford replaces those with grants. 100% of your need will be covered, using Stanford’s policies for determining need, and you won’t have any loans in your aid package.</p>

<p>For the record, of the 493 nonresident aliens, 314 received aid (64%), but the average aid package is $31,411, as opposed to the $40,593 average for all students, indicating that while internationals receive aid, they on average require less aid than most students on aid (that’s why Stanford’s need-aware). I know several international students, and of those whose financial aid I know about, one has free tuition, and two (both from Asia) are on 100% financial aid, as they are both low-income students.</p>

<p>[url=&lt;a href=“]Stanford”&gt;]Stanford</a> University: Common Data Set 2010-2011<a href=“H6”>/url</a></p>