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guys, i was wondering if it's possible for a non-citizen to get financial aid in the USA.. what if i fit in the 'special circumstances' category or something like that? do you guys know any universities which do that? i want to study economics..

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It is possible for an international student to receive financial aid, but it depends on the university what kind they offer. Not all US universities offer this to international students and the ones that do are usually quite selective when it comes to international admission. There is different types of financial aid offered by different institutions, the one you're referring to might be [full] need-based financial aid. Just do some research on: US universities that offer need-based financial aid to internationals.

You may be better off applying for external (or internal) scholarships.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need-blind_admission

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It is possible for an international student to receive financial aid, but it depends on the university what kind they offer. Not all US universities offer this to international students and the ones that do are usually quite selective when it comes to international admission. There is different types of financial aid offered by different institutions, the one you're referring to might be [full] need-based financial aid. Just do some research on: US universities that offer need-based financial aid to internationals.

You may be better off applying for external (or internal) scholarships.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need-blind_admission

hey, thanks for the link. i remember checking this page out once but i didn't really look into it at the time..

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There are special scholarships that actually are designed for international/non-citizen students. If you are a certain ethnicity or religion, there's scholarships for that too! As the poster above said, it will depend on the school but usually you can get a scholarship for anything, even being blonde. :P

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Yes you may receive aid at most private universities. However, your application will be deemed less competitive if you are applying for aid at most universities with the exception of need-blind universities. The common misconception is that non-need-blind universities do not give out financial aid to international students. When in fact, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, UPenn, Williams, Swarthmore, Middlebury, etc give some of the best aid packages to international students in the world.

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