Top 3 Ways International Students Fund Their US Education
December 8th, 2014 by Lette Berhe

Metallic Money Buttons482339075This past November, the International Institute of Education (IIE) released its Open Door Report for 2014 during the 15th Annual International Student Week in Washington D.C. This annual census provides detailed data on many aspects of international education, such as the 8% increase to more than 886,000 international students studying in U.S. universities during the 2013-2014 academic year. Based on these students, the Open Door Report created a chart ranking the primary sources utilized by students to fund their U.S. education. Here are the top 3 ways international students fund their US education:

1. Personal and Family
2. U.S. College and University
3. Foreign Government or University Read the rest of this entry »

New Report on Primary Sources of Funding for International Students
November 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

The rising cost of higher education is a fact of life for students of all backgrounds. In fact, over the last 20 years college tuition increased, on average, by 6.2% annually – a figure which is more than double the country’s 2.8% general inflation rate. Despite this, higher education still represents a vital investment to many students and college enrollment has increased dramatically over the same period. International student enrollment in particular is at an all-time high. While the flow of eager international student and scholars shows no sign of abating, however, the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report indicates that primary sources of funding for international students are changing. Read the rest of this entry »

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