pay for college

<p>let's start a thread where everybody tells how he/she is going to pay for college. As for me my parents are going to pay most of it (they said they were willing to pay 25k a year) and I am not sure yet how to pay for the rest. Does anybody know about good scholarships for international students, since fin aid is impossible to get for intls. in the US!?!?!</p>

<p>I have financial aid.... it's not impossible. Half, if not more, of the internationals in my univ are on financial aid..</p>

<p>I'm an int'l (from Canada) not applying for finaid...</p>

<p>Hopefully that will help me in the admissions process.</p>

<p>I need loads of aid. Not like I have a choice or anything.</p>

<p>I have no money at all! What do you think Harvard will meet all my need?</p>

<p>Do any public colleges offer scholarships/financial aid to internationals? Or are they restricted to citizens/permanent residents?</p>

<p>I don't have access to a lot of funds and I know I am not good enough to get into top universities like Stanford which are more generous with aid to internations. So any chances for me hinges on aid/scholarships more than anything else.</p>

<p>Although there are some colleges which do grant aid to internationals, many do not. And many require documentation, at the time of application, that you have sufficient funds with which to pay your expenses at their school. This usually involves tax returns and bank statements as proof.</p>



<p>Harvard, unlike many schools, offers very generous financial aid for internationals:</p>

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<p>Hey astrix, I am like you and will be needing tonnes of aid.
Btw where are you applying?
Coureur, the problem with Harvard isn't getting aid, it's getting admitted.Despite claiming that it is need-blind for intls., I really doubt whether it is true or not. I am guessing that Harvard gets more than 3000 intl. applicants each year, and admit less than 200 of those applicants. Trust me if half of those being rejected were US citizens, they would be on their way to Cambridge, MA by now. HYP only claim to be need-blind in order to attract more intl. applicants, so that they can reject more intl.applicants, pushing down their admit rate, and ensuring their top 5 ranking isn't in any peril.</p>

<p>Princeton is fabulous with aid, and when they say they're need blind I believe them.</p>

<p>Mellowjello, I'm doing Princeton ED. I guess I don't have that much going for me but if there's any school I love, it's Princeton. Except UoC. But sadly, internationals who need finaid cannot apply to UoC EA, so that's my first choice RD school. Where all are you applying?</p>

<p>I absolute agree with you, mellowjello. This beautiful words from Harvard are only for attracting the internationals and then unfairly rejecting.</p>

<p>Hey all international students,
I'm a Harvard student from China/Germany and I would like to strongly recommend you not to let financial reasons discourage you from applying to Harvard. I am a committee member of Harvard's Woodbridge Society of international students and work closely with the international office and the admissions office. Please trust me, Harvard is indeed need-blind in its admission policies, including international students. I mean, Harvard has an endowment of 22 billion Dollars, so why should Harvard lose a brilliant international student to another institution just because of 40000$ of financial aid?
In fact, most international students at Harvard get full scholarship. Also, I would like to point out to students from low-income families that the Harvard plans to give full financial aid to everyone whose parents earn less than $40000 a year. And a Harvard experience is really really awesome!</p>

<p>But who are these "brilliant international students"? Who are very rich! For example, from UK, Germany.</p>

<p>Harvard international undergraduate students come from over 80 different countries, not just from Western Europe. In my class for example, there are only 4 from Germany (if you count me as a German), 2 from the Uk, 1 from France and 1 from the Netherlands.</p>

<p>They take student from different countries than Europe only for prestige, only for saying "from 60 countries over the world".</p>

<p>Possible, that for example in India, China, Middle East some big businessmen and oil magnates have their sons and doughters in Harvard.</p>

<p>GreenStorm, I can't get myself to buy your theory. What you're essentially saying is Harvard is built on rich people's children. That may be there. But Harvard wouldn't be what it is if it didn't value merit.</p>

<p>And it's true they look for diversity, nothing wrong in that.</p>

<p>Sounds like Greenstorm is just bitter.</p>

<p>Here's a useful link - schools in the US that provide financial aid to international students. Remember, some of these schools are large, some small --- keep that in mind. Many great schools on this list:
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<p>Greenstorm, please note that Harvard provides financial aid to more international students than any other U.S. school. It's one of the FEW schools that provides aid to more than 150 students.</p>

<p>Thanks for the link, Carolyn! I was surprised to find Grinnell on the >150 list...</p>

<p>Yeah, makes me seriously consider Grinnell. Though of course aid shouldn't be the only factor, but the college seems nice too</p>