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Old 03-01-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Hey everyone! So I'm not from the US, but I've been planning to get an education there for a few years now, and I'll be moving in the fall of 2015. The cities I'm considering are Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston and Chicago, possibly Atlanta. Basically the largest metropolitan areas. I'm leaning more toward Los Angeles at the moment.

I'm aware that there are some downsides to living in LA, it's expensive and I'm probably going to have to buy or rent a car. Also, I know that the tuition there is pretty steep.. I can't pay more than 16500 dollars in tuition, so I wanted to know if there are any good universities there for that price? Community college is not an option.

Which of the cities listed do you think would be the safest bet to move to? Are there any big upsides/downsides to them?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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i don't think there are any worthwhile private universities in the country that are less than $16500/year. Private and nonresident higher education is absurdly expensive. I'm not sure what you could get in financial aid as a foreigner either. Your only option if you want affordable education is to live here for a year prior to establish residency. You will need citizenship, permanent resident status, or a student visa to do this.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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You can get some tuition and housing assistance with a student visa so that should be your goal.
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