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Financial Aid

Binghamton University, as a state-assisted institution, offers an excellent education at an affordable price. International students are required, as part of the application process, to show that they have sufficient funds available to support themselves during their studies. The amount and source of funds are also shown on the Certificate of Eligibility(I-20 or DS-2019) needed to apply for F-1 or J-1 visas.

The cost of attending Binghamton University changes each year, due to fee increases and other inflationary factors. In addition, students planning to bring a spouse and/or children are required to show additional funds for those individuals.

For general information on financial aid for international students who wish to study in the United States click here to be taken to the website of eduPASS. The Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains an extensive database of scholarships and grants for international students at http://www.fundingusstudy.org/.

Financial aid for undergraduate students

At the present time, the vast majority of financial aid for Binghamton University undergraduate applicants is based on financial need and is restricted to applicants who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Therefore, undergraduate international students should be aware that their academic and living costs will need to be provided by personal or family funds, or a private sponsor.

For more information on financial aid for undergraduate students, click here to be taken to The Binghamton University Financial Aid Services website

A limited number of part-time employment opportunities on campus are available to international students, but the earnings from such employment will, at best, only cover incidental expenses. Click here for information on employment for international students.

Financial aid for graduate students

Over one-third of Binghamton's graduate students receive some form of University funding. For international students, more than half receive some form of University funding. Assistantships, fellowships or tuition scholarships, all based on merit, can significantly reduce the cost of graduate study. Such funding is awarded by individual academic departments or programs. Therefore, you should indicate your desire to be considered for such aid on your graduate application form. Contact the academic department for further information.

For more information on financial aid for graduate students, click here to be taken to the Graduate School's website.

A limited number of part-time employment opportunities on campus are available to international students, but the earnings from such employment will, at best, only cover incidental expenses. Click here for information on employment for international students.
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Last Updated: 7/15/14