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Jon Semcer Points0
Few colleges are truly " need blind" but all of them are " need aware". This means  when considering if they should admit a student the college will consider their financial status. All colleges are 100%  need aware for international students because they are not eligible for state or federal aid. Right now there are six schools that are " need blind" for international students--- Amherst, Harvard, Princeton, Yale -they offer no loans and look at no income: Darmouth and MIT offer no loans ands look at some income. Swathmore  will offer 100% of the demonstrated need of an international student if admitted --- they only admitted 5% of the international students who applied.

The reason for all of this is simple --- many qualified U.S. students in competition with a few international students. However, 50 % of all international students are receiving financial aid. You have to really research the schools you are interested in applying to and look at their / practice of awarding  " need blind" money and   the " need aware " practice. Good luck with your search.

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