Does that mean You should give up your dream to study in America???
First of all, If you have decided to study in USA don't worry about your financial background, at least don't stress.
Normally the cost of Tuition and living expenses add upto $20,000 to $80,000 in USA.However most of the students who search for colleges fail to find colleges which are well accredited and are cheap as well.
There are universities in USA where the yearly expense is around $10,000 to $13,000 per year,including tuition and fees,housing and food; with the equally valuable degrees compared with expensive colleges.The only reason they are expensive is because they are in big towns.
So If you are one of those aspired students who wants to study in USA but don't think its possible because of financial situation, think again and first thing you should do is Apply .
One of the least expensive universities in USA is SAU (Southern Arkansas University).
Southern Arkansas University is in magnolia,Arkansas with more than 100 international students.
SAU gladly welcomes international students and the good news is it accepts a lot of international students
Acceptance & Retention
- Percent applicants admitted: 79%
Some facts are below
Admission for International Students
- Fall application deadline: 01-JUL
- Application fee: 25
Annual College Costs ( Fall 2009 )
|Tuition and Fees||$8,220|
|Room & Board (on-campus)||$4,200|
Financial Aid DistributionPercent of total undergraduate aid awarded as:
- Scholarships / grants: 44%
- Loans / jobs: 56%
- International students eligible for non-need-based aid
- State/District Residency
- Alumni Affiliation
- Minority Status
Process to Apply
Click on any Apply link on this blog and fill up the form or visit http://www.saumag.edu/student_affairs/international_student_services/application.asp
Call International students office and make sure you talk to them on regular basis.
Send your documents needed by them and keep tracking them by calling the ISO(international students office) so that you are in touch with them this gives them a reason to believe you really want to be here :-).....
Next step---- DON'T Stress don't think that you will not be able to pay for your 4 year education,, trust me you will manage...
Prepare your financial statements an send it.(good news again) you only need to show $17000 statement comparatively less than half the amount other institutions wold ask you to show.
Don't forget to send your academic transcripts or other certificates, send it with your package an d apply for financial aid online... there are international students in SAU who are living and studying here for free..yep FREE !! 0(zero) !! Nada.... but that depends if you are really a good student.
JOBS????? good question if you arrive at SAU early enough before starting the semester.. they have plenty of jobs which will be good enough to get you going.
Next thing you will know that you are accepted and your I-20 is on its way.
Good Luck !!!! and Yea whatever you decide later but do APPLY RIGHT NOW...
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Note:most of the facts used on this blog is from Collegeboard.com