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Funding

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Alongside completing your admissions applications for postgraduate study in the US, you will also want to research and consider financial matters.

As the cost of higher education increases in both the US and UK, it is important for parents and students to know what costs to expect and to develop a plan to cover these. Finding funding for undergraduate study in the US is a challenge for both American and international students alike. The key is starting early and putting in the necessary time and effort to seek out and apply for scholarships. Keep in mind you will need to demonstrate access to funding for the first year of study in order to apply for a visa.

The good news is that each year international students receive significant amounts of financial assistance toward their studies in the US. The most recent report produced by NAFSA: The Association of International Educators estimates that $9.669 billion was received by over 880,000 international students studying in the US in 2013-14.

In this section, you will find information on the expenses to anticipate as you apply for and study in the US, as well as sources of funding available to you. Generally speaking, there are four types of funding for study in the US: personal / family savings, loans from a US or UK lender, funding from US universities and scholarships from external funding bodies.

For additional information, watch this video on Financing a Graduate Education in the US. You may also wish to sign-up for our monthly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter includes a section on scholarship opportunities for UK students.