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Old 09-19-2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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Berea College (Kentucky, USA)
- All admitted international students receive financial aid and scholarships that cover 100% of tuition, room, board, and fees for the first year of enrollment. In subsequent years, international students are expected to save $1,000 (US) to contribute toward their expenses...... Because the Berea College work program is considered part of our educational and financial aid programs, international students are able to participate even without work permits. Each student is required to work at least ten hours per week. Most international students work 15 - 20 hours per week and earn over $2,000 during the school year
- 1410 -1980 SAT (
- 25 internationals per year, no Singaporeans on the list currently (

Berea has a 3-2 Engineering prog with Wash U (WUSTL)

WUSTL ranked 46 in US news grad engine prog:
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Not a free deal but a cheaper deal. Regular International tuition is at US$22K+ now at approx US$14K a yr!

In 2006, Businessweek ranked the undergraduate business program at the Carlson School of Management 26th in the nation.

USNEWS undergrad ranking 2008
13 Carlson School of Managment
5 Carlson - major Management Info System
USNEWS Grad ranking 2008
* (2) Chemical Engineering
* (5) Applied Math
* (6) Statistic
* (10) Theoretical Chemistry
* (11) Inorganic Chemistry
* (11) Discrete math
* (12) Mechanical Engineering
* (12) Analysis Math
* (13) Civil Engineering
* (13) Analytical chemistry
* (16) Aerospace Engineering
* (16) Materials Engineering
* (17) Math
* (18) Computer Engineering
* (18) Condense Matter - Physics
* (21) Electrical Engineering
* (22) Chemistry
* (24) Biomedical Engineering
USNEWS Grad ranking 2005
12 Psychology (overall)
3 Developmental Psychology
2 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
4 Clinical Psychology
Changes in Undergraduate Tuition Structure for
Wisconsin Reciprocity and Nonresident Students

The University of Minnesota will implement two changes in its tuition policies and practices for undergraduate students beginning with new students matriculating in fall 2008.
First, new Wisconsin reciprocity students will be assessed the Minnesota resident rate, but will also receive a reciprocity grant funded by the state of Wisconsin. Current Wisconsin reciprocity students will continue to pay the rates they would be charged at a comparable University of Wisconsin campus (e.g., Wisconsin students on the Twin Cities campus will continue to be assessed the Madison campus rates).
Second, new undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses from outside the North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin reciprocity region will be assessed a nonresident tuition rate that is significantly lower than the current nonresident rate.
For students on the Duluth campus the new annual rate will be the Minnesota resident rate plus $2,000.
For students on the Twin Cities campus the new annual rate will be the Minnesota resident rate plus $4,000.
Current nonresident students will continue to be charged a higher rate, but most will also continue to receive the University waivers, scholarships, and grants that reduce this rate significantly. All continuing nonresident students will also continue to be eligible for other scholarships and grants.
New Midwest Exchange Program (MSEP) students will pay the new nonresident rate, as that rate will be less than the MSEP rate.
It is important to understand that this change for nonresident students is a change in systems, from the current system of a higher tuition rate that is discounted in some way for most nonresident students to a new, simpler system with a lower tuition rate, with much less discounting.
This year more than 75 percent of the undergraduate students on the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses from outside the reciprocity area receive a significant discount from the University in the form of waivers, scholarships, and grants. Some others are strongly supported by third parties.
The University will provide new financial support in the form of scholarships and grants to some of the continuing nonresident students who do not now receive such support. Students who are eligible to apply will be contacted directly by the University by March 1, 2008 regarding application procedures.
Final tuition rates for 2008-09 will not be approved by the Board of Regents until May, 2008.

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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Williams College
I believe many LAC offer similar deals something there for a reminder.
International students admitted to Williams are considered for financial assistance on the basis of documented financial need as demonstrated through the required financial aid application forms. As of the Fall of 2001, Williams is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants, regardless of citizenship. In addition to funding tuition, room and board, our international scholar financial aid packages include yearly travel, textbook and personal spending allowances. Williams offers no merit-based or athletic scholarships.

What does Financial Aid cover?

Dependent upon demonstrated financial need, financial aid at Williams can cover all educational costs, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and personal expenses. Financial aid also pays for one round trip airline ticket for each of the four years a student attends Williams. Financial aid consists primarily of a scholarship/grant, but it generally includes a small loan from Williams and a campus job opportunity. All financial aid is renewable for three years until graduation, dependent upon a student's academic success and continued financial need. Financial aid students may borrow many textbooks from the 1914 Library. In addition, financial aid provides a small monthly stipend to assist with personal expenses and support during regular college vacations. Williams issues term bills (financial aid is credited to the bill) for one-half of these expenses twice a year, before the beginning of each semester. Monthly payment plans may also be arranged. Williams College costs may increase approximately 3.5% annually; financial aid is re-evaluated each year to reflect these increases.
Admission Process:

Each year the Williams Committee on Admission reviews over 6,000 first year applications, including approximately 1000 from international students for an entering class of 530. The admission process is highly selective, with less than 17 percent of an extremely talented applicant group being admitted. To be competitive for admission, applicants must have outstanding academic credentials.
Standards of Achievement for Viable International Candidates
Documented achievement in a challenging pre-college program or secondary school
English language fluency
Superior performance on national and/or international tests or final examinations.
G.C.E. O-Levels: results no lower than 'A' (1/Distinction) or 'B' (2/Credit) on each subject, with mostly 'A' grades on O-Levels.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Carleton College - 5th on USNews LAC ranking
THE JOHN W. NASON SCHOLARSHIPS, established in 2000 by an anonymous donor, bringing students from Singapore to Carleton. The undergraduate scholarship, awarded to students for the four years, is based on financial need.
Scholarships For International Students at Carleton College

There is no separate application process for these scholarship programs:
Starr Scholarship Program
Through a generous grant from the Starr Foundation, Carleton is able to offer scholarship assistance to qualified students from Asia for four years of study at Carleton. The scholarship will provide up to the full comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, Carleton health insurance, and one round trip ticket.
To apply for a Starr Scholarship, a student should complete an application for admission to Carleton or the Common Application and request consideration for financial aid.
Kellogg Scholarship Program
The Kellogg Scholarship is of long standing at Carleton; it provides assistance to non-U.S. citizens who are not permanent residents toward their expenses at Carleton.
Nason Scholarships

A generous gift from a Carleton alumnus provides for a scholarship for young Singaporeans. This need-based scholarship will provide up to the full comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, fees, room and board, and Carleton health insurance.
Named Scholarship (Starr, Nason, Kellogg, Davis) FAQ

For additional information see Frequently Asked Questions about Named Scholarships.

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Old 10-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #5
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University of Missouri

renown for their communication programs.

the 2nd The Curator's Grant-in-Aid, don't mean must to ppl seeking real aid.

typical cost for Tuition US$19K, cosidered low compare with other Uni that is renown for Communication (USC, Florida etc).

Global Heritage Scholarship
The Global Heritage scholarship provides a 100% nonresident tuition waiver equal to approximately $7,500 per year. To qualify the student must meet the following minimum qualifications:
The student must have been admitted to MU and the student’s biological or adoptive parent must have graduated from the University of Missouri.
The student may not be a U.S. Citizen, hold a Resident Alien Card, or be a Missouri resident.
The student must have a combined SAT I score on Critical Reading and Math of 1200 or higher, or a composite ACT score of 27 or higher.
Meet the required core grade point average during the last four years of secondary school.*
The student must meet the minimum TOEFL score of their department.
The student must enroll at MU the first semester after high (secondary) school graduation.

*The secondary school core grade point average will be figured by the International Admissions Office using nationally recognized guidelines. The IAO decision will be final.

Renewal requirements
The student must meet immigration requirements for full time undergraduate students each academic year and maintain a 3.25 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
The Curator's Grant-in-Aid
This program is available to for currently enrolled international graduate and undergraduate students once they have attended MU for two full semesters. These are one-time awards that typically offer a $2,000-4,000 fee waiver for one semester.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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The Cooper Union
- FREE! no tuition!!! But you need a US mailing address to apply.
- students resposible for Health Insurance and Living Expenses
- 1993 Nobel Prize Physics Alumnus Russell Alan Hulse
- Ranked in USNEWS for their Engineering Program
- Ranked top 10 in The USA Best Architecture Schools 2007

Engineering programs accredited by ABET and PEB (Singapore)
The Cooper Union

New York, NY

Date of Next General Review: 2006 - 07

Chemical Engineering (BS) [1941]
Civil Engineering (BS) [1936]
Electrical Engineering (BS) [1936]
Mechanical Engineering (BS) [1936]

Architecture program accredited by BOA

Cooper Union Bachelor of Architecture


What are the requirements for international students to apply to The Cooper Union?

Permanent U.S. mailing address
TOEFL (if English isn't your country's native language)
SAT II in Math and Chemistry or Physics (Engineering only)
Student visa (certificate of finances needed for I-20)
High school transcript
How much does it really cost to attend The Cooper Union?
Tuition is listed at $30,000 per year. Every student receives a full tuition scholarship and is not responsible for tuition-related costs.

Cooper Union students are responsible for living and miscellaneous expenses. These include mandatory student fees (totaling $1,450 per year), room and board (about $13,000 per year), books and supplies (about $1,000-1,800 per year), and general living expenses (about $2,300 per year), totaling approximately $18,000 per year. In addition, international students are assessed a $1,600/year filing fee. All students must prove medical insurance coverage or participate in our medical insurance plan for a health services fee of $1,539/year.

How many students apply and how many of those are accepted?
Usually, we have about 2,600 applicants (600 for Architecture, 1,200 for The School of Art, and 800 for Engineering). We admit about 300 students (35 in Architecture, 65 in Art and 200 in Engineering).
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:26 AM   #7
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Ohio State University
U.S News and World Report 2008
12th overall, 7th among public universities
4th Supply Chain Management and Logistics
4th Production and Operations Management
9th Accounting
10th Finance
12th Quantitative Analysis
13th Real Estate
15th Marketing
17th Management
8th agricultural engineering
14th industrial engineering
12th materials science and engineering
21 mechanical engineering
Public Accounting Report 2006
9th in the nation
2007 -2008
Tuition Fees: US$23K

International Undergraduate Scholarship
The International Undergraduate Scholarship is offered to qualified full-time Columbus campus international freshmen who pay the nonresident tuition surcharge. Admitted international students with ACT composite scores of 26 or above, or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores of 1180 or above, and who are considered nonresidents of Ohio, are eligible for this award. If you apply by the application deadline and meet the criteria, you are automatically considered for this award—no additional application is required. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Award: $6,600 ($26,400 four-year value)

This award is renewable for a maximum of 12 quarters of full-time enrollment, provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 or higher GPA and makes satisfactory academic progress, and nonresident classification remains unchanged.


International students who are considered residents of Ohio may be eligible for selected merit scholarships. Please e-mail [email protected] with specific questions.
Transfer students are not eligible for this award.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:28 AM   #8
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Olin College (Massachusetts, USA)
- No tuition fee, pay for room and meals only (
- Majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering (Concentrations
BioEngineering, Computing, Materials Science, Systems)
- Middle 50 percent of SAT scores: 2150-2310 (
- Accepts 4 non-US citizens each year, one Singaporean accepted in class of 2011 (

Princeton Review rank
#12 Best Career/Job Placement Services
#15 Professors Make Themselves Accessible

Newsweek "25 New Elite Ivies"

One of the colleges listed here:
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:29 AM   #9
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Columbia College (South Carolina) - women's liberal arts college

Founders Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship fills the gap between the cost of tuition and the sum of the student's federal, state, and private gift aid; therefore, it is a full tuition equivalent. Any incoming freshman with an SAT math/verbal score of 1300 or more will be awarded the Founders Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable each year if the student meets the continuing eligibility criteria.

These scholarships are not limited in number. Every student who qualifies with the appropriate SAT score will be awarded the amounts listed above, which are just MINIMUM awards. State and federal aid as well as other scholarships may significantly increase one’s award.

Out-of-State Residential

Out-of-State Residential Students may qualify for additional funding with our Residential Scholarship These awards are awarded annually to full-time academically talented freshmen from out-of-state. The scholarship is based on information submitted with the admissions application and is renewable each year if the student meets the continuing eligibility criteria.

Honors program SAT average = 1259 (exclude writing)
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Wesleyan University *** Please check website for updated info ***

The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program provides expenses for a four-year course of study toward a bachelor’s degree for up to twenty-two exceptionally able Asian students annually from these countries and regions: the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. • Applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2007.

• Students are advised to register now for SAT and TOEFL or IELTS.

• Notification by April 1, 2007.

• Japan notification by March 1, 2007.

Wesleyan is now accepting applications for participation in the Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program. The chosen applicants will join 2,700 other Wesleyan undergraduates from throughout the United States and nearly 50 countries for study with an outstanding teaching and research faculty in the sciences and mathematics, the arts, the humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences.

This program is made possible by Wesleyan University and the Freeman Foundation, which aims to improve understanding and to strengthen ties between the United States and the countries and regions of the Pacific Rim.

SCHOLARSHIP FINANCIAL AWARDS All Freeman Scholars will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition and student fees (called “tuition scholarship”), regardless of their family's financial situation. (Although costs are not yet established for 2007-2008, in the 2006-2007 school year, tuition and fees totaled $34,844.) Families wishing to apply for financial aid to assist with the costs associated with room, board, travel, books and supplies and the one-time matriculation fee submit a completed international financial aid application by February 15, available at Wesleyan's Financial Aid office will determine the family contribution. The family contribution is comprised of a parent contribution based on the parent(s) income and assets, as well as a student contribution based on student income (currently at least a $550 student income contribution for first year students) and assets. Freeman Scholars demonstrating financial need beyond the tuition scholarship and the family contribution will receive additional funding. This need-based financial aid package will consist of a loan that the Scholar pays back (currently $3,925 for first year students) after graduation and may also include student employment during the academic year (currently $2,300 for first year students). Grant funding, free to the family, will be provided to meet any remaining unmet demonstrated need.

Scholarship applicants who are not requesting financial aid to cover the costs beyond tuition will need to provide documentation that their family has the financial resources to pay those costs by submitting the Certification of Finances form together with their Freeman Scholarship application forms. The form must show that the family can fund approximately $13,000 per academic year. (Again, the cost of attendance is not yet set for the 2007-2008 academic year, but the additional budget for new matriculants in the 2006-2007 academic year is $12,150 not including travel: room $5,808; board $3,732; books and miscellaneous $2,310, one-time matriculation fee $300.)

** Pretty competitive, at most 2 students from each represented country is selected.
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