Student Scholarship in USA

FINANCIAL AID

Scholarships and financial aid is available for the international students in USA. All aid is based on individual needs, educational costs and fund availability. Awards may consist of scholarships, loans, grants and employment. Good grades in exams are very important in securing a scholarship. The range of merit-based scholarships is quite wide in USA or it might be the least also. The range of need-based financial assistance can be as high as the full cost of attendance.

Limited funds and scholarships are provided; hence students are encouraged to complete their applications early as priority is given to earlier applications.

Public and private institutions provide grant opportunities for graduate students. There are also some external sources of funds for students, other than their own institutions. The fund providers are:-

  • GENERAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP SOURCE
  • FELLOWSHIP SOURCE FOR MINORITIES
  • FELLOWSHIP SOURCE FOR WOMEN

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES like Award for Graduate Students who obtain External Support and Spin Searches.

LIVING COST IN USA

The living cost in USA depends on its location. Students generally live in shared apartments, live out of campus; have less telephone bills and so on. Campus jobs help the students to meet their expenses. Foreign students are allowed to work for 20 hours each week and 40 hours each week during summer vacation. Students are allowed to do internships after 9 months of their arrival in the university.

ASSISSTANTSHIPS IN USA

TEACHING ASSISSTANTSHIPS:-

It involves helping a professor with labs and grading. They get a salary which may include tuition waiver and health insurance welfare.

RESEARCH ASSISSTANTSHIPS:-

It involves helping a professor with research work. They get a salary which may includes tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.

GRADUATE ASSISSTANTSHIPS:-

Students maybe employed by other departments in the Universities. It is basically like a part-time job. They get the same salary like other two.