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2021-08-24 15:31:21

FAQ: How to save on studying in the USA?

FAQ: How to save on studying in the USA?

Prestigious education in America every year attracts more and more foreign students - in the United States there are the most high-class educational institutions in the world. At the same time, educational programs, in addition to academic and scientific ratings, are also highly costly.

Here are the methods that will help to save in the process of studying in America.


Credit subjects from a foreign diploma to the curriculum

A prerequisite for admission to an American university is the presence of a diploma of education. Translated into English (indicating the subjects, number of hours, grades) the diploma is submitted for consideration to a special commission of the educational institution. Based on the results, some subjects are read into the curriculum, allowing the international student to save money on the general course.

Community College + University (2+2)

Higher education in the United States can be obtained both at university and in college. The quality of education in college remains at a high level, and the requirements for admission are more loyal. At the same time, education at the Community College costs almost two times cheaper. Foreigners are given the opportunity of two-year study at community College with subsequent admission to the 3rd year of the university. Thanks to this 2+2 program (2 years in college + 2 years at university), students save a lot of money.

Become a member of the student community

Social activity in the American educational system is given great attention, there are community and clubs that unite students in different areas of hobbies, sports and social activities. Members of such communities are provided with various discounts and benefits for education (the same famous sports scholarships), which helps to significantly reduce the cost of studying.

Include distance learning courses in the program

A feature of education in the United States is the right to choose subjects for study (at least 3-4). In this case, the student can combine the full-time form with online courses, the cost of which is lower. Thus, the studying time or fulltime is read out in full, and the total cost is reduced.

There are several other ways to reduce one-time tuition costs:

  • obtaining a scholarship or state grant, due to which tuition fees will be reduced from 20 to 100%
  • student loans, installment payments
  • participation in scientific works
  • additional earnings on campus.

If after entering a college or university, the financial situation of a foreign student has changed, you can discuss options for paying for tuition directly with a representative of the university. Local university programs allow the presentation of benefits and discounts.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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