Finance Your Studies

Step 2

Invest in yourself! The cost of living and studying varies across the United States. With the right amount of planning and research, pursuing a U.S. higher education can be made affordable with high returns on your investment.

Start your financial planning as early as possible. Each year, international students receive significant amounts of financial assistance for their studies. However, competition is high. Securing a scholarship to a U.S. college or university depends on achievements in academics, athletics, performing arts, community service, leadership skills or a combination of these. Remember, applications for financial aid go together with applications for admission.

Types of Financial Aid

When looking into studying in the United States, evaluating your finances should be one of the first things you do. As with any investment, you need to evaluate what is best for your educational and career goals, and how much you are willing to spend. Most scholarship awards, if available, cover only a portion of the total education and living costs. Keep in mind that the U.S. is a large country and the cost of living varies from place to place. Consider exploring multiple funding sources for your higher education.

For a detailed guide on assessing your financial needs and the types of funding available to each level of study, visit EducationUSA at the links below:


How can EducationUSA Advisers in Pakistan help you plan your expenses?

Advisers can help you distinguish yourself in a highly competitive applicant pool so that you have a better chance of competing for admission with financial aid. They also have access to current information on financial aid opportunities at colleges and universities across the U.S.

Advisers can help guide you through the application process and provide feedback on different parts of the U.S. college or university application. You can speak to an Adviser about your study goals, attend free GRE, SAT and TOEFL workshops, enroll in paid GRE, and SAT classes, and access our library resources. Signing up for our free advising services also means that you will be notified about events taking place at our centers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, and when U.S. college and university representatives visit Pakistan.

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