Scholarships For International Students

<p>Hello, I'm Murat from Turkey. I want to study in the USA but American universities are far too expensive for my parents to afford. Universities are usually cheaper in Europe... I can afford max. $5,000 a year. Undergraduate or graduate, it doesn't matter. Both of them are OK for me.
I don't know how it works there, but here, the more expensive a university is, the more qualified it is. What about there? I found some cheap universities such as Texas A&M, does that mean that because it's cheap, it's a bad university? I'm not looking for supercool universities, though. In addition to that, I'm not so keen to live in huge cities like NY or LA, I'd like to live in smaller cities better.
What should I do to get scholarship? Is it enough to get good scores on SAT/ACT?
We have college tests here, too (YGS and LYS). My scores are good, I usually get the highest scores in my school. Our GPA is a little different, the best GPA one can ever have is 5.0 and my GPA's have never been under 4.2 so far.
So, high scores on our college tests and SAT + 4 GPA would be enough for me to get scholarship?</p>

<p>You need to take the SAT so that you have college admission test scores.</p>

<p>* I found some cheap universities such as Texas A&M, does that mean that because it's cheap, it's a bad university?*</p>

<p>???</p>

<p>Texas A&M is not cheap. You're not a Texas resident so it would cost you .....</p>

<p>Out-of-state tuition and fees: $22,854
Room and board:................... $8,200<br>
Books and supplies:............... $1,340
Estimated personal expenses: $2,262 </p>

<h2>International Travel...............$1,500</h2>

<p>total about..........................$36,000 per year</p>

<p>And, Texas A&M doesn't give any aid to int'ls. BTW... It is a very good school. Price doesn't tell you quality.</p>

<p>Few schools give scholarships to int'ls. A few give full need-based aid to int'ls, but those are hard to get accepted to. A few schools give large merit scholarships. Both types of schools would require you to have a high SAT and GPA.</p>

<p>What? On its website (<a href="http://finance.tamu.edu/sbs/tuition/UG%20NonResident_Enter09C%20FY11-12.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://finance.tamu.edu/sbs/tuition/UG%20NonResident_Enter09C%20FY11-12.pdf&lt;/a&gt;) Semester Hour 12 - $11,904.26 and graduate is cheaper.
So, if I have a high SAT and GPA, will that be enough? I won't study for SAT or pay for SAT courses if it's not certain for me to get scholarships with a high SAT score. I mean, to stop studying for our college tests and start studying for SAT instead, to enroll a SAT course etc., would that be risky? I don't want to be dissapointed. Imagine that I went to a SAT course, studied hard, got a high score but I couldn't get any scholarships. That would kill me.</p>

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hat? On its website (<a href="http://finance.tamu.edu/sbs/tuition/...%20FY11-12.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://finance.tamu.edu/sbs/tuition/...%20FY11-12.pdf&lt;/a&gt;) Semester Hour 12 - $11,904.26 and graduate is cheaper.

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<p>A semester is only one half of a school year. The information that m2ck is correct. Unless you already have a bachelors degree, it makes not sense at this point to look at graduate tuition, because unless you already have a bachelors, you will not be admitted.</p>

<p>That price is ONLY for people who live in Texas (in-state residents)--which you do not.</p>

<p>And that price does not include the cost of your living expenses (room, meals, books, travel, medical insurance, etc.) I</p>

<p>Graduate programs are for those people who have already finished their first (undergraduate, bachelor's) college degree. If you are currently in high school, you cannot enroll in a graduate program since you do qualify for it.</p>

<p>Everyday, there is a thread like OP for international students FA in the USA Universities on CC. OP should do some search before asking a question like that.</p>

<p>I know, I can't enroll in a graduate program. I meant that I could wait, study university here and go to the USA afterwards, for a graduate program.
I guess, studying college here and going to the US for a graduate program is best to do. I can save up some money while studying college here. Thanks for your help.</p>