A high school counselor in Colombia asked me today how she could find American colleges that provide financial aid for international students who want to study in the United States.
Actually, there are many schools that provide need-based aid to international students interested in American colleges and universities.
Every year a member of the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling compiles a list of American schools that provide financial aid for international students. Coincidentally, the OACAC released the list yesterday.
If you look at the list, you’ll see that the average award that some college to international students is quite large.
Here are some samplings of generous financial aid package for international students at a variety of schools scattered across the country:
- Connecticut College ($43,519)
- St. Lawrence ($42,610)
- Kenyon College ($42,242)
- Colby College $41,870
- University of Chicago ($41,061)
- University of Richmond ($39,407)
- Gettysburg College $37,876
- MIT ($37,766)
- Cal Tech ($37,191)
- Colorado College ($36,820)
Shaun McElroy, an American who writes a college blog from a high school in China that contains a lot of information pertinent for international students, massages the latest numbers to see which colleges on the list are most generous.
For international students who want to learn more about studying in America, here are some must-see resources:
EducationUSA. This is the U.S. Department of State’s guide to studying in the United States.
InternationalCounselor.org. This is Shaun McElroy’s college blog.
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution.