Financial Aid for International Students
Only some colleges and universities provide financial aid for international students. There is only so much aid to go around, and thousands of U.S. citizens are applying. Even the most elite schools in the United States explain that aid is limited and that a financial award is generally a reduction in tuition, not an outright award of cash. In addition, check The Association of International Educators, Association of International Educators, http://www.aieaworld.org. There is much discussion as to whether it is advantageous to not ask for aid in order to be at a competitive advantage versus U.S. students who need the aid. However, there are few guarantees. Application decisions as such should be made upon consulting the policy of the target school and talking it over with counselors and family.