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Tuition Fees in The United States

Explore tuition fees in The United States for bachelor's degrees and find the right bachelors degree at the right tuition cost for you.

The United States is one of the most expensive places to study in the world.

The average cost of annual tuition fees for international students is around $20,000 (£14,000) at a public university, while private institutions can charge much more.

There are no standard set fees and each institution can charge what they like, with fees between departments at the same university often being different.

Now that you know how much it will cost to study in the US, you may be asking how to fund study in the US.

The most common sources of funding for international students in the US are:

Private loans

Unfortunately, most US universities have limited scholarship opportunities specifically for international students. However, students can take out loans. For example, those from Latin America and the Caribbean can look into The Organization of American States, a foundation that allows students to take out interest-free loans to pursue their degrees.

US universities/colleges

Despite the limits in scholarships given out by US universities as a whole, several schools are extremely generous in their distribution. U.S. News and World Report ranks ten schools for being particularly giving—the top five are Skidmore College, Yale University, Amherst College, Williams College and Wesleyan University, and all averaged nearly $55,000 (£37,380) awarded to international undergraduates between 2014 and 2015. If you’re lucky enough to get into one of these schools, you may be in luck financially as well.

Specific university departments

Many countries and universities offer scholarships in order to study a degree in the USA. If you have an idea of what you want to study, you could have a leg up—check with your chosen department at your university for opportunities.

Study abroad organizations

Websites Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources, International Education Financial Aid and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are just a few site specifically oriented around connecting international students with potential scholarship resources.