International Students

Studying in the United States and pursuing your academic goals is a lot different than spending a two week or month vacation as a tourist in the United States. It’s a serious undertaking which requires careful consideration and a well thought out plan. To decide if it’s the best option for you, consider carefully how it will fit into your long-term educational and overall career plans. How will it affect your family? Students attend college in their home country or abroad because it’s the ticket to help them achieve their professional and personal goals. Those goals may include professional advancement, a higher-paying job, or a greater appreciation and knowledge of the world around them.

Most foreign citizens are not eligible for federal student aid. There are, however, some instances in which non-citizens may be eligible for financial aid from the U.S. federal government. When considering the cost of an education in the United States, you need to include the cost of tuition, living expenses, books, and other non-direct education costs. Tuition varies widely from school to school, but it is usually always the largest single cost an international familiy and the student will face. Four year semi-private universities have yearly tuition expenses including direct fees of on average $45,000. Sources of financial aid available to international students at the undergraduate level are limited and highly competitive.

If you are in need of a trusted resource to help navigate the complex Higher Education system in the United States, then give College Planning Solutions® a call at 781.681.9411 and we will be happy to help you.


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