Thursday, May 19, 2016

Top 10 Universities for International Students Seeking Financial Aid

By: Brittney Bodden
World Education Services

It's no surprise that the United States is a top destination for international students who want to study abroad. As a result, the U.S. hit a record high of 974,926 international undergraduate and graduate students in 2014–2015, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). And, although it may be a top destination for education, it’s also one of the most expensive countries for tuition.

Many international students are interested in studying abroad in the U.S. but can’t afford the expenses that come along with it. On average, tuition can range from $15,000–$60,000 a year, depending on the university’s status: private, public, community, or 4-year institution. Let’s not forget transportation, textbooks, and additional fees that may apply. As a result, many international students are forced to reconsider studying in the U.S. 

Given the barrier of financing an education in the U.S., it can be discouraging and overwhelming to many international students. But all is not lost—there are many universities that offer generous funding to international students. 

The following infographic lists the top 10 institutions that offer financial aid to international students compiled by the U.S. News and World Report during the 2014–2015 school year, ranked by the average award amount granted per student. 

Top 10 Universities for International Students Seeking Financial Aid

Here are links to each of the universities listed above, as well as their locations:

Don’t forget, there are also outside sources for funding such as scholarships, grants, your current employer, personal and family funds, and funding by your home country. 

Here is a list of other sources to help finance your education in the U.S.


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