International + FA = x

<p>x = * ** 100% * ** disaster (?)</p>

<p>Well, I'm still trying to figure that one out. </p>

<p>Does anybody know anyone who got accepted at any school with financial aid? How often does this happen? What were their credentials? </p>

<p>Based on what I've read, only one foreign kid from this board was able to get a substantial grant. The school was Milton, and she was from Indonesia. </p>


<p>Parents, why do you think boarding schools offer limited FA to internationals?</p>

<p>Thanks. :)</p>

<p>Yeah there IS a Chinese applicant got full FA. Choate Rosemary.</p>

<p>I am an international student too.</p>

<p>I applied for junior at Peddie with the need of a lot of aid</p>

<p>Result= waitlisted</p>

<p>The answer is quite simple -- schools are most interested in educating US citizens. The same holds true for colleges in the US -- getting admission and significant FA doesn't get any easier when it comes time to apply for college if you an international.</p>

<p>Yes -- schools do want diversity, but they are able to easily find full-pay international students with good stats, so there is no need to fund international students (particularly those from Asia). As far as socio-economic diversity -- there are plenty of poor kids here in the US that will jump at the opportunity.</p>

<p>Do some comparisons with your own country -- do the top schools in your country offer significant FA to US students who apply? The answer is no, unless they are something spectacular, they do not.</p>

<p>hmm... good comparison. I have received significant aid and my family and I are US residents. I am sad to know that international students have a harder time receiving aid, but I kind of understand it.</p>

<p>I know someone who got into Milton on nearly a full ride. He was from the Caribbean and entered Grade 11.</p>

<p>I also know someone whose sister received a lot of FA from Milton. She lived in Korea and now goes to Georgetown.</p>

<p>Is she Korean ?</p>

<p>I think my minority is my setback as well as my need for FA and the grade I applied to</p>

<p>Yeah, she's Korean and she may have US citizenship. I don't remember.</p>

<p>I have a U.S citizenship but I'm considered an international student and got waitlist in financial aid for NMH, got a decent amount of FA for Episcopal High School in DC and got about 20% of the boarding tuition from LFA. It's not impossible to get financial aid when your an intl student but you have stand out in the crowd.</p>

<p>It is really hard but possible-I know some people (asian)
without citizenship/residence who have received substantial aid from top schools</p>