Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students

Reprinted from eduPASS

Some US schools are more likely than others to offer financial aid for international undergraduate students. The lists below indicate which schools offer aid (including grants, loans, and jobs) to the largest numbers of international students. The lists are based on a list originally compiled by Douglas C. Thompson.

To be included in the following lists, the schools must have an average award that is greater than 1/5 of the cost of attendance. The financial aid may include grants, loans, and jobs, and often includes both merit and need-based awards. Within each group, schools are listed in alphabetical order.

(Remember that a much greater number of schools provide financial aid for international graduate students in the form of teaching and research assistantships. For information about financial aid for graduate study in the US, you should contact the schools that interest you even if they aren’t included in the lists below.)

It a school is not listed here, it probably does not have much financial aid for international students. However, it is worth noting that some schools may have athletic scholarships that are open to both international students and US students. The lists below do not count the number of athletic scholarships awarded to international students.

Schools with Awards to More than 150 Students

Arizona State University (AZ)
Barry University (FL)
Clark Univ. (MA)
Eastern Michigan Univ. (MI)
Grinnell College (IA)
Harding Univ. (AR)
Harvard (MA)
Illinois Inst. of Tech. (IL)
Liberty Univ. (VA)
Louisiana State Univ. (LA)
Macalester College (MN)
Marquette Univ. (WI)
MIT (MA)
Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (OH)
Princeton (NJ)
SUNY Plattsburgh (NY)
Univ. of Bridgeport (CT)
Univ. of Houston (TX)
Univ. of Pennsylvania (PA)
Univ. of South Florida (FL)

Schools with Awards to 100-149 Students

Brown Univ. (RI)
Calvin College (MI)
College of Wooster (OH)
Dartmouth (NH)
Dordt College (IA)
Eckerd College (FL)
Florida Inst. of Tech. (FL)
Georgia Southern Univ. (GA)
Graceland College (IA)
Luther College (IA)
Middlebury College (VT)
Northeast Louisiana (LA)
Oberlin (OH)
Savannah Coll. of Art (GA)
Slippery Rock Univ. (PA)
Smith College (MA)
Stanford (CA)
Texas Christian Univ. (TX)
Tri-State Univ. (IN)
Univ. of Miami (FL)
Univ. of Rochester (NY)
Yale (CT)

Schools with Awards to 50-99 Students

Abilene Christian Univ. (TX)
Allegheny College (PA)
Augsburg College (MN)
Beloit College (WI)
Bethany College (WV)
Brandeis Univ. (MA)
Bryn Mawr College (PA)
California Lutheran (CA)
Cleveland Inst. of Music (OH)
Colby College (ME)
Columbia Univ. (NY)
Concordia Coll. (MN)
Cornell Univ. (NY)
Denison Univ. (OH)
Franklin & Marshall (PA)
George Wash. Univ. (DC)
Goshen College (IN)
Houghton College (NY)
Ithaca College (NY)
Julliard School (NY)
Knox College (IL)
Lake Forest College (IL)
Lawrence Univ. (WI)
Lewis & Clark (OR)
Lynn Univ. (FL)
Maharishi Intl. Univ. (IA)
Monmouth College (IL)
North Park Univ. (IL)
Principia College (IL)
Rochester Inst. of Tech. (NY)
St. Augustine’s College (NC)
St. Johns College (MD)
St. Lawrence Univ. (NY)
St. Olaf College (MN)
Trinity College (CT)
Tulane Univ. (LA)
Univ. of Maine (ME)
Univ. of Wisc./Eau Clair (WI)
US International Univ. (CA)
Washington College (MD)
Washington Univ. (MO)
Wesleyan Univ. (CT)
Western Maryland Coll. (MD)
Wittenberg Univ. (OH)

Schools with Awards to 15-49 Students

Albright College (PA)
Amherst College (MA)
Augustana College (IL)
Bard College (NY)
Bates College (ME)
Bennington College (VT)
Bowdoin College (ME)
CalTech (CA)
Central College (IA)
Coe College (IA)
Colgate Univ. (NY)
Davidson College (NC)
Dickinson College (PA)
Earlham College (IN)
Eastern Nazarene (MA)
Elizabethtown College (PA)
Elmira College (NY)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Gustavas Adolphus Coll. (MN)
Hamilton College (NY)
Hampshire College (MA)
Hood College (MD)
Johns Hopkins (MD)
Kalamazoo College (MI)
Kenyon College (OH)
Lafayette College (PA)
Messiah College (PA)
Michigan State Univ. (MI)
Mount Union College (OH)
Occidental College (CA)
Spalding Univ. (KY)

Swarthmore College (PA)
Taylor Univ. (IN)
Thomas Aquinas Coll. (CA)
Troy State Univ. (AL)
Univ. of Chicago (IL)
Univ. of Colorado/Bldr (CO)
Univ. of Oregon (OR)
Univ. of St. Thomas (MN)
Univ. of the South (TN)
Vassar College (NY)
Wabash College (IN)
Wellesley College (MA)
West Virginia Wesleyan (WV)
William Smith College (NY)
Williams College (MA
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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by vekster on September 5, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for the information (http://www.edupass.org/finaid/undergraduate.phtml ) , but I checked it 2 weeks ago and chose some of the schools. It’s worth checking the sites of the colleges and university for details.

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  2. yes, it’s just a perspective 🙂 and gives us less info than we need

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  3. Posted by CHICK BORIS ACHA on September 26, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Dear,
    I have dreamt all my life of studying in the MIT but i do not have the means.I am doing well in school.I just completed my ordinary level studies in Cameroon with an awesomw result.
    Please all i want is for you to give me the best help you can.
    Waiting to hear from you.
    HICH BORIS ACHA

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  4. Posted by vekster on March 26, 2008 at 10:26 am

    financial assistance guide:

    http://educationusa.state.gov/finaid.htm

    answers of questions about studying in the USA:

    http://educationusa.state.gov

    check it 😉

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  5. Hm…as I researched most of these schools, I found out that they DON’T offer need-based financial aid for international students.
    Moreover, I think that 1/5 of the total cost covered is too little for us, so there is no point to include schools, offering, let’s say, 1/4 or 1/3 financial aid. After all, I think(I’m not sure) that $10000-$15000 is quite unaffordable ;(

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  6. Why should it be need based only? What if it is merit based? Sometimes they offer even full ride to people they like very much, even if they claim that they do not offer aid to international students. I would include a couple of schools which do not claim to offer much aid if I really like them. After all they might like me too 🙂

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  7. Oh..that really sounds great and amkes sens and calms me down, because I’ve liked many colleges, claiming they don’t offer fin. aid to non-US citizens, but it leads to some questions…
    Does that mean that we can also apply for schools, which are not in the list above?
    And can you give any example of international student, given full ride in college, which claimed that it doesn’t offer aid for alien students?
    And do you honestly beleive that a USA college could give good(full) non-need-based financial aid to us? 😛

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  8. Of course you can apply to other schools too 🙂 I have such a student, but I am not going to reveal her name here. I have had many students given huge (including full) financial aid – however, I don’t keep records of the kind of scholarship, but does it really matter as far as you are given enough to afford the college?

    Just do what you are supposed to do and hope for the best instead of wasting time on worrying 🙂

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