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College Cost for U.S student (especially International Student)

Cost of College for International Student

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While the US remains the world’s most popular destination for international students, it’s also among the most expensive choices. But while the headline costs of studying in the US may be daunting, often involving a string of five-digit numbers, it’s worth checking all the facts on fees and funding options before you make up your mind.

Those seeking a more affordable option may find lower tuition fees at US universities within the public sector. These are typically run as state university systems – collections of colleges within a state, which share some administrative aspects while operating as separate institutions. Public universities in the US have two tuition fee rates: one for state residents and one for everyone else. The second (more expensive) category applies equally to applicants from other US states and from other countries. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

While some funding avenues are only open to US citizens, there should be also develop more financial aid opportunities available to international students


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Photo of Sinean Maredia

Very interesting insight My! Higher education must be offered equally to everyone regardless of who they are or where they came from. It simply doesn't make sense for someone out of state to have to pay significantly higher than someone in state.

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Yes, I totally agree on that aspect.
The students out of state may pay more in service fees and healthcare, comparing to the local student, but it should not be the college tuition.
Thank you for your commenting, Maredia.