international student requiring financial aid

<p>hi im looking for a college taht isn't necessarily need-blind to international students but is quite generous to internatial students regarding financial aid.</p>

<p>i was wondering if you could suggest some colleges.</p>

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<p>MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia and several top LACs like Amherst, Pomona, Swarthmore, Grinnell, Macalaster, Carleton, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby and Vassar are relatively generous. Stanford is a bit of a mystery, but they can sometimes rise to the occasion.</p>

<p>would my chances at threse schools be severly hindered if i apply for fin aid (not regarding HYP of course)?</p>

<p>btw my rank is 1/110</p>

<p>Bowdoin gives full need-based financial aid to only 4-5 students though. And Swarthmore give 57% of internationals some sort of aid [not necessarily a lot - AND they expect you to contribute 25% of your parents assets to your college education at least], so these two aren't really on the top of the list as far as FA is concerned</p>

<p>It depends. If you require a scholarship that will cover all your expenses, then yes, you will be at a disadvantage at many of the schools on my list. But if I read you correctly, you only require some aid. As such, the majority of the schools on the list above are not going to hold it against you. </p>

<p>Downtheway, according to Bowdoin's financial aid office, they have 55 international students of which 41 receive financial aid in one form or another. The average aid package for those 40 international students is $30,000/year. </p>

<p>Swarthmore is not quite as generous in terms of % of internationals receiving aid, but the average financial aid package for international students is $34,000/year. The reason why Swarthmore only gives aid to 57% of the internationals is because many of Swarthmore's international students come from financial well off families.</p>

<p>The closest thing to perfection are MIT, Grinnell and Williams. MIT gives aid to 95% of international students and the aid package is roughly $32,000/year. Grinnell gives aid to 99% of its international students, but the average aid package is only $20,000/year. Williams provides aid to a slightly lower percentage (90%), but the average aid package is close to $35,000/year.</p>

<p>Obviously, no school can provide 100% tuition for 100% of its international students. That's because many of the best internationals come from countries in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Japan. Students from those countries are just as wealthy and able to pay for the tuition. But those schools try hard to accommodate students from poor countries. However, they do expect the students to sacrfice a little.</p>