International student question!

<p>okay, i need help understanding the degrees of importance of income and assets/savings when colleges calculate aid for here's a hypothetical situation..</p>

<p>suppose a student has a decent amount of assets (somewhere around $200,000) but a much lower annual income (say ~$20,000), then what would his expected family contribution be like, assuming he was admitted to a non need-blind ivy? will he be expected to dig up his savings to pay the fees, or will income be the more important factor?
approximate figures will be nice..
thank you!</p>

<p>Are you saying the student has an income of $20K and $200K in savings or are those figures meant to represent the family's income/assets? Is this for a dependent student or an independent?</p>

<p>Well....hurdle number 1 would be to get accepted to the school that is NOT need blind. If the school is not need blind, they WILL consider your ability to pay as part of the admission process. Since your income is LOW and your assets sort of typical (assuming that includes your primary residence, and savings), you would require a LOT of need based aid from that school that is not need blind. This would reduce your prospects of admittance. Also, FYI...most of these generous schools DO require a student contribution.</p>

<p>@sk8rmom- those figures are for the family..assuming a student is dependent on them</p>

<p>@thumper1- yes im aware it significantly cuts chances of admission..but just suppose the student is admitted for whatever reason..what sort of aid package can he expect?</p>

<p>bluetree2 -</p>

<p>There is no way for us to predict this. If you are concerned about your personal situation, you should ask the international admissions officers at the colleges and universities that you are applying to about their policies.</p>