Kim was born in Korean but holds permanent resident card. He lives in New Jersey and attending Rutgers Univ. for his bachelor's degree. He went to public high school and it was famous for high rate of Ivy league admissions. After he graduated high school, he went back to Korea for his college. He studied Business Administration in Korea for 2 years and transferred to Rutgers University, which is a state university of New Jersey.
He says "I think I have more opportunities now compared to South Korea. And I don't think I am not a proper interviewee to comment on the college cost, because I am receiving Financial Aids from State and Federal at the same time. In total, I paid $80 for this semester." It is possible because he is attending In-state college, with financial aid.
According to him, around 70% of students in Rutgers University, excluding international students, can receive any kinds of financial aids from the state or the Federal Government. "But every students receive different level of financial aid from the governments. I was lucky and tried hard."
The criteria of the financial aid comprised of GPA, School Activities, and Income. But definitely income is the most important attribute. "Although I don't have any income now, I will study hard and I believe that I can get a good job after graduation."