Top Colleges Offering Financial Aid to International Students

February 27th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Are you planning to study in the US? If so, you’ll find the latest study by the U.S. News & World Report to be of particular interest. This report evaluated the financial assistance packages that US colleges provided their international undergraduate students. After reviewing the 776 US colleges that provide financial aid to international students, the top 10 colleges were narrowed down and ranked.

Interestingly, the top 10 colleges offering financial aid to international students averaged $47,469. While it is important to note that this is not the norm, as many of the 776 schools offered a few hundred dollars to its students coming from overseas, this information can be helpful for students budgeting and planning to study in the US.

For many international students, the financial aid packages may just be the final determination of whether the student will go abroad for their undergraduate degree. Especially as tuition continually increases and the economic downfall has widespread consequences, students are more than ever depending on help from their college or university.

Below is the final report of the top colleges offering financial aid to international students along with the average award package given in 2010-2011:

1. Yale University, Connecticut – $51,044

2. Wesleyan University, Connecticut  – $50,743

3. Skidmore College, New York – $50,000

4. Amherst College, Massachusetts – $49,010

5. Trinity College, Connecticut – $48,999

6. Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania – $48,908

7. University of Chicago, Illinois – $48,436

8. Williams College, Massachusetts – $47,713

9. Vassar College, New York – $47,623

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