Can an INTL student get Financial Aid from Columbia?

Question:Hi.. im from south america, and since i was 8, i wanted to live in NYC... As i know that NYU (my dream univ) is very expensive, i looked at Columbia. I know other Ivies such as Yale, Harvard and Princeton give need-blind (or something) finaid, i wanted to know if it is the same with Columbia...

I reeeeeeeeeeeaallllllllllllllll... want to live - and study - in NYC!!


One of the best things you can do is to apply for grants and scholarships. These are free sources of money that help you pay for tuition, and you don't have to pay these back. You can read about them here:

Since you are an international student here are some sites that offer international grants and scholarships:

Here are some sites that offer general grants and scholarships:

Also, if you can't get a grant or scholarship you can apply for a student loan. The best type of student loan is a federal government loan. Here's what you need to do to get one:

1) Fill out the FAFSA. This will determine if you are eligible for financial aid. Go here:

2) Once you are eligible for aid, choose a government-based student loan. The best loan to get is a Federal Perkins Loan. These have low interest rates and the government will help you pay it back as long as you stay enrolled in school. You also don't need a cosigner or good credit for it. For more info go here:

3) The next best loan to get is a Subsidized Stafford Loan. This has many of the same benefits as a Perkins Loan. Learn more here:

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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