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Hi Everyone..

ok, gonna try and keep a long story short!

I moved here in 2012 and have permanent resident status, my youngest daughter lives here with me, my eldest daughter ( 17 ) decided to stay in UK and finish her high school education.

She is now looking to do uni/college over here in fall or jan 2016, I live in upstate NY, and at the moment she has looked at several unis and colleges.

What im trying to find out is the best way to obtain any fiancial aid/scholarship/student loan for international students, its an absolute labyrinth , she would acyually move here on a permanent resident visa as opposed to a student visa as that seems the best finacial option.

Has anyone gone through anything similar to this? We are not poor, but we dont have a massive amount of expendible income either, I want my daughter to mive here and study so much.

She just did her SAT test in the uk yesterday,,,she is an EXTREMELY bright girl ( not just saying that coz she is my daughter ) , but she has the potential for an amzing future. She is looking to study a biochemistry and or biolgy course, she is interested in forensics, physoclogy and sciences etc etc.

PLEASE HELP if you have any experince with a similar situation

thank yu all so much


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India

You mentioned that she would move here as a permanent resident, have you already petitioned for her or are getting ready to? If you have not petitioned for her yet, because you are a permanent resident she won't be able to come to US whilst you wait for the application to be approved.

As far as scholarships, she can apply for Fulbright Scholarship, which allows foreign students to come to the US to study or do research. I am not sure if it is open to undegraduate student. However, please note that if she specifically applies for Scholarships for International students, she will have to come under the student visa. Other options are available to permanent residents.

The best bet would be to contact the schools your daughter is interested in attending and ask them.

Also from personal experience, she will receive a much more affordable and higher quality education in UK. I am a US citizen who studied in US and in UK and the programmes in UK are much more rigorous and prepare students to think for themselves. Just my two pence, sorry if I'm being too nosy.

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