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  Financing Your US Education by Cheryl Darrup

      Boychuck     (cont'd)

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A number of U.S. colleges, universities and English language programs offer primarily partial scholarships for non-U.S. students. The criteria and policies at each individual institution vary. For details, contact a school that interests you, and explain your situation

Again, use as a starting point. Click "Less than $5,000" in Category 3 for a list of U.S. campuses that may offer you limited financial aid

You may also consider studying in the USA for a short period of time. Summer Programs, Short-Term Certificate Programs, Internships or Associate Degrees require less time, so they are also less expensive than full, four-year degrees. The first five options in Category 1 at are becoming increasingly popular for international students with limited financial resources.

How much does a U.S. education *really* cost?

Because there are so many U.S. academic options, costs vary widely. Estimated expenses, per academic year, range anywhere from $10,500.00 to $45,000.00. For a complete chart of estimated expenses, please see

That page also features links to a number of international student
scholarship searches. But be prepared! Those scholarships are very
competitive. You may want to bookmark that site so you remember to visit it often, as scholarship opportunities are constantly updated.

One recent announcement involves a global telecommunications company, AT&T. The corporate giant is sponsoring an Asian Leadership Awards Program. All students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, India, New Zealand and Australia are eligible to apply if they have an I-20 or an IAP 66 dated 2001 (for visa information, please see The application
deadline is 15 September 2001. Thirty (30) awards will be presented, at $4,000 per student. Contact for more information.

The key to financing your U.S. education is to learn more about all of the funding opportunities available to you. A little creativity can go a long way in realizing your dream to study in the USA!

Cheryl Darrup Boychuck
U.S. Journal of Academics
Online International Recruitment
ph 570-339-4731; fx 570-339-5634

This is the second in a four-part series on Study In The USA! by Cheryl Darrup Boychuck.

Her next article, Student Visa Issues In The US, will be published here on 15 Aug 2001. Look out for it!

Look for details of the rest of the series HERE!

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