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It is possible to have an affordable US higher education experience. There is so much variety and availability of funding, you should not be discouraged by the sticker price of the fees.
Here are some tips to securing an affordable US education if funding is a key concern:
- Start early and put the effort in to research universities and external funding bodies offering funding to international students
- Be flexible in choosing your universities and locations, to minimise costs
- Collect funding from many different sources
- Continue applying to scholarships after the university application deadlines
There will be further financial opportunities once you get to the USA, but these cannot be accepted as proof of funding during your first visa interview.
New scholarships might come up, and you can work on campus up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week during the holidays.
After your first year, you could apply to be part of the student residence team and receive free on-campus housing an meals in exchange for helping to manage a residence hall.