U.S. colleges shut out international students with restrictive financial aid

May 15, 2019 by

The restrictive financial-aid policies that stand in the way

Top U.S. colleges pride themselves on building global communities.

Admissions officers travel the world to tout the diverse international perspectives on campus; college brochures enumerate the countries that students hail from.

But restrictive financial-aid policies at U.S. colleges shut out very large numbers of international applicants.

I got my first inside look at international admissions when I took a job helping talented Ukrainian students from poor families apply to U.S. colleges.

The nonprofit I joined worked with some of Ukraine’s top applicants: national champions in chemistry, German and mixed martial arts; inventors of technologies that have transformed their communities; energetic entrepreneurs, volunteers, and peer leaders.

These young men and women would be incredible additions to any college campus.

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