Admissions & Financial Aid For International Students
Wabash College has a long tradition of welcoming international students to its campus. Because the cost of an American education may be prohibitively high, students are encouraged to first explore all options of financing their education from personal funds and outside sources before applying for aid from Wabash. All international students can qualify for and compete for any merit-based scholarships.
A limited number of merit-based and need-based awards are also available. Applicants for financial assistance must have a complete file on record by February 1 and present outstanding academic records, high standardized test scores, and strong letters of recommendation. Since the number of scholarships is limited and our applicant pool is large and talented, only a few of the qualified applicants will be offered an award. These awards are won through competition and are renewable for four years provided the student maintains standard academic progress.
Need-based awards are also available; however, NO AWARD PACKAGE WILL COVER ALL EXPENSES AND YOU MUST COMPLETE THE CSS PROFILE (cost to complete = $25 US). Early Decision applicants should complete the CSS PROFILE by November 15. All others need to do so by January 15.
Students are expected to provide complete financial information, so Wabash can best assess their financial needs. A typical financial aid package may consist of a combination of an offer of campus employment, loans, and a very limited number of grants in addition to any merit-based scholarships that may be awarded. International students must be aware that an aid award will not cover travel expenses, summer maintenance, and personal expenses.
To be given priority consideration for need-based or merit awards, we must receive ALL of the following before February 1:
- A completed application with signature
- An official copy of academic transcripts from the last 4 years of education, along with the Secondary School Report
- An essay showcasing your ability to write well
- Standardized test scores (TOEFL or SAT/ACT)
- Two letters of recommendation
- All students applying for need-based financial aid must complete the College Board's CSS PROFILE and fill out the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application and International Student Certification of Finances.
In order to be considered for admission and financial assistance, all applicants must be able to document the ability to provide for expenses not covered by even our best awards.
Outside Sources of Funding
The following is a list of useful resources for International Students seeking financial aid.
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