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international students in 2015-16, providing the primary funding for 17 percent of international students.
"There is no federal financial aid for international
students, but students can be considered for funding
through federal research grants," says Billie Jo Hamilton,
associate vice president of enrollment planning and
management at the University of South Florida, a public
university. "Likewise, most state aid is limited to the
residents of the state, which largely excludes international students."
There is also an important indirect form of funding support for international students at the state
level. Many states have sanctioned tuition reciprocity
arrangements with foreign countries or their states
and provinces-particularly between U.S. states and
provinces along the U.S.-Canada border, and between
southern U.S. states with Mexico and Latin America-
that allow state colleges to offer in-state tuition rates to
international students from these countries. In addition,
some public university systems are offering scholarships
targeted at international students. The Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities System, for example, offers a
scholarship to international students, whereby international students that meet the criteria of the scholarship
receive in-state tuition.
Private lending from U.S. financial institutions is
generally not available to international students unless a
U.S. citizen or permanent resident is willing to cosign on
the loan, which rules out this approach for most international students. And the situation is often not much

better in the home country, Kacenga says: "Students
have told me that they can get loans from the banks in
their home country, but often family members must
cosign and evidence of an expected return to the home
country must be provided."

Formulating Aid
For institutions that can afford it, the ultimate form of
financial aid is to be inexpensive in the first place. "Our
out-of-state tuition and fees is $17,324 per year, whereas
at every University of California school, they are at the
$40,000 to $42,000 range, while the elite privates are
in the $50,000 range," says Glen Besterfield, assistant
vice president of international admissions and global
partnerships at the University of South Florida. "We've
kept our tuition low." Besterfield also says that University
of South Florida has agreements with Latin American
countries that allow students from those countries to
pay the even lower $6,410 in-state tuition rate, if they
receive $1,000 per year in academic scholarship money.
The increasing reliance on international students
as a revenue source at many public universities has led
to increasing fees and has made private institutions in
many states more financially attractive for international
students over the past decade, says Samuel N. Skinner,
director of international admission at the University of
Hartford, a private institution. One way that Hartford
uses scarce university financial aid dollars for international students is to award aid on a semester-by-semester basis, along with $6,000 to $16,000 more, depending
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From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 9
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 10
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 11
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 12
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 13
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 15
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 17
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 18
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 19
International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 21
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - What Happens to Study Abroad Students
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 67
International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 70
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 71
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 75
International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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