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2014.10.01

Super Global University Project

Super Global University Project

A project by MEXT has chosen 37 Japanese universities to make history as globalization leaders.

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Japanese Tuition Fees

Japanese Tuition Fees

How much does it cost to study at Japanese universities?

2014.10.07

Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Would you try drinking pure cold coffee?

2014.09.10

Getting a job in Japan

Getting a job in Japan

A summarized step by step for international students.

2014.12.02

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

A must-know scholarship for those who want to undertake higher education in France

2014.09.10

SAT, TOEFL, IELTS: standardized tests

SAT, TOEFL, IELTS: standardized tests

A closer look into the required tests for studying abroad

2014.09.11

Corporate scholarships

Corporate scholarships

Some information about scholarships granted by companies

2014.09.09

Japanese Weird Rankings

Japanese Weird Rankings

I bet you have something like them at your home country...

2014.09.12

Study in English in Japan

Study in English in Japan

The Japanese Government is putting efforts to broaden its international orientation

2014.09.11

US Tuition Fees

US Tuition Fees

How much does it cost to study at American universities?

US Tuition Fees

2014.09.11  |  

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US Tuition Fees
Throughout the years, America has been many things. In the 19th century it was the land of opportunities. In the 20th century it was the land of freedom and democracy. Today, it is the land of education. The United States has one of the most performant and prestigious education system in the world. But it is also one of the most expensive ones. In 2012-13, the average cost of annual tuition in the United States ranged from $3,131 for public two-year institutions to $29,056 for private four-year institutions.

Actually, tuitions are so high that most students have to contract a loan to pay for their studies. Nowadays, rising student debt is becoming a real social and economic issue in the States. Even President Barack Obama has recently stated: I'm the president of the United States. We [Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama] only finished paying off our student loans off about eight years ago. That wasn't that long ago. And that wasn't easy--especially because when we had our daughters, we're supposed to be saving up for their college educations, and we're still paying off our college educations”.
So here are the answers to some questions you may have

What is tuition? How is it used by the colleges?
Tuition refers to a fee that student have to pay to colleges in the United States. Tuition payments are charged by educational institutions to assist with funding of staff and faculty, course offerings, lab equipment, computer systems, libraries, facility upkeep and to provide a comfortable student learning experience.

How does it work for international students?
US college tuition fees, no matter if the school is private, in-state, or out-state, are the same for domestic and international students.
The difference comes from their eligibilities for financial aid. Due to the considerable cost of tuition fees in the United States, the US government has set up a system of grants to help students pay for college tuition fees, based on one’s family’s financial situation . However, this only applies to US citizens, and the requirements are a bit different for international students.

Common requirements for international students to be eligible for in-state tuition fees:
– Attended and graduated from high school in the state
– Resided with parents or guardians while attending high school in the state
– Will file an application for permanent residency as soon as possible
Those on temporary study visas do not qualify and have to pay the full amount

Here is an example of the difference in costs between a domestic student and an international student with a temporary study visa

tab1 us tuition

Top 10 highest tuition colleges
(The fees shown here are called NET Price, in the case where the student would not receive any grant or scholarship, which is unlikely.)
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