Funding Your Education in the US

August 16th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

As an international student in the US, chances are you have to worry more about funding your education in the US than your domestic peers do. Because international students do not qualify for federal loans and often have to pay out of state tuition at state colleges, they generally end up paying more for their education than US students.

This infographic seeks to help international students explore their options when it comes to funding their education in the US. Renata and Cristian are both international students, one at a private university, the other at a community college. Like 63% of international students, each primarily rely on personal and family support to pay for their education. However, when something comes up, they both have to find different ways to support themselves.

We hope that this infographic will prove helpful to you as you learn about your different funding options. With the right combination of financial aid, we are certain that you will be able to afford your US education.

Click the infographic above to zoom in.

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  1. Okonkwo philip says:

    With great mind filled with joy nd peace i can now have confidence ịn studing in u.s bt the question is. How much will it cost me nd the requirements needed.

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Okonkwo,

      Thank you for your inquiry. The cost of studying in the US will vary by where you are studying.

      You will first want to find a school to attend, then you are able to contact them regarding the fees. For more information on the requirements of a student loan you can visit here.

  2. karthika says:

    very useful

  3. Ukwuaba Chidi Janarus says:

    I will be happy to opportunity of getting a renowned education through this offer

  4. Emmanuel says:

    hope it reaches people like us

  5. Geofrey says:

    Actually very good

  6. marian briggs says:

    I asking about your scholarship please give me detail ,I am interested

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