Many U.S. schools consider international students for merit and athletic scholarships, and other forms of financial aid.
However, only a few U.S. college and universities offer need-based financial aid to international students, and financial aid is not offered to international students through the U.S. federal government.
Financial aid for international students varies by institution and is subject to change. In recent years, MIT, Harvard, Princeton and Yale are among the small number of need-blind schools for international applicants.
International students seeing aid are advised to research colleges and universities of potential interest. Scholarship and financial aid information for international students is usually posted on each institution’s website. Keep in mind that scholarships may only be assured for the first year.
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.