When you are accepted by an institution to study in the United States, you will need to show that you have enough funds to support you through at least one year of study.
This funding might come from:
● Personal or family funds
● Private scholarships
● Governmental funding
● College scholarships or assistantships.
Generally, there is more financial aid available to students who are applying for graduate study rather than undergraduate study in the United States.
Financial aid for international students
In 2012-2013 more than $8.8 billion in financial support was given to international students studying in the USA.
Most of this aid comes directly from the colleges and universities. However, there are other options that might also be available to you:
● U.S. government funded programs like the Fulbright Foreign Student Program
● The Institute of International Education publishes an annual guide called Funding For United States Study
- EducationUSA also produces a weekly update of current scholarships
- Your home country may have special scholarship/aid programs you can investigate as well.