Any Hope of Getting Financial Aid?

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Here’s Rahul @ Average GRE Scores.

Hi! I have a GRE score of 1,070 (V = 390, Q = 680). But my GPA is 8.22/10, which is equivalent to 3.24/4.

I want to do my M.S. in computer science in some fairly standard U.S. university. So can anyone please suggest me the universities where I can be admitted?

Also, is there any hope of me getting some financial aid if I can prepare my letters of recommendation and SOP well and do a few certifications as well in different software programming languages?

Financial Aid in USA for Grad School

Every student assumes that there is a certain university in the U.S. that will give financial aid with admission irrespective of your score. If you have such thoughts, then you are wrong.

There is no university in the U.S. that will give financial aid to all its international students, even public schools has budget realities to reckon with.

You will need to have exceptional academic profile compared to those of other students applying for the same program slots to receive some financial aid.

If someone with a GRE score of 1,400 applies at same university’s program, you are not going to get any financial aid. That other student with such a high score will get the financial assistance.

You have much better chances to get aid after you come to the U.S. and start working with for a professor in a certain research project.

By the way, you cannot simply convert your CGPA of 8.22 into GPA, there is no GPA Converter formula for that.

A GRE score of 1,070 is already good, but with that score, admission with scholarship will be a tough sell unless you have very good projects and good recommendation letters.

Even then, you will still have less than 10% chances to get financial aid.

Related: How Get Financial Aid from Professors

Comments

  1. I completed my btech(CSE) in 2011 witha cgpa of 9.7.I passed 10th with 96% and 12th with 92%, in 2007.(ISC Board).I cleared GRE with a score of 1350, and plan to give TOEFL next month.I wish to pursue MS in Computer Science and Applications in 2013.I hav also attained work experience as a software developer in HCL,India.I want to know what all universities should i apply in, to geta good scholarship and placement.Please help.

  2. I got M.Sc in applied mathematics from a regionally tier 1 university with total GPA of 3.24/4 and I have solid working experiences for more than 3 years.

    My B.Sc. is also from a top tier university with total GPA of 2.73/4 and last two years of study GPA of 3.3/4.

    I have not taken the GRE yet but will do soon.

    My TOEFL score is 590.

    I havs applied to many institutions to pursue my studies in Financial Mathematics, some listed below;

    Boston University (MFM/DFM=Master/Doctorate of Financial Mathematics,MBA)

    Florida State University

    University of Alberta

    University of Calgary

    University of Concordia

    Bowling Green State University

    Dayton(MFM)

    Please let me know with any suggestions that might be helpful

    or any University for which it is more probable to get admission.

  3. Hi,
    I am currently working as a Software Engineer. I am an I.T. engineer with 64% aggregate from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
    I am planning to give GRE in December 2010. Will it be possible for me to apply to the Universities for the term starting in September 2011?

  4. i ve got 880 in gre but i m having good research experience,reco's from scientist since i am doing my undergraduate in research institute..Will i get admit with aid in US universities…

  5. Hi

    I have just taken my GRE with score 1300 (800 QA and 500 VA).I am passout from NIT Surat with CGPA 6.55 .I have 2+ year work experience for working as software engineer in IBM .I wish to pursue my MS in Industrial engineering and operation research I would like to know chances of getting financial aid with compromise on university ?? I want to fund everything of my own with bank loan and financial aid .Please suggest me

  6. Hi

    I have just taken my GRE with score 1300 (800 QA and 500 VA).I am passout from NIT Surat with CGPA 6.55 .I have 2+ year work experience for working as software engineer in IBM . I would like to know chances of getting financial aid with compromise on university ?? I want to fund everything of my own with bank loan and financial aid .Please suggest me

  7. I graduated from Kerala University in 2009 with a CGPA of 7.55 with 88% at 10 th grade(cbse) and 87%- 12th grade(cbse)

    and havnt written the GRE yet. I plan to fund my education through scholarships ie. financial assistance.

    I completed my final year project at the ISRO and i hope that would fetch me some credit as far obtaining scholarships is concerned and the will be ready to provide a recommendation letter for the work completed under them.

    I would like to know the minimum GRE & TOEFL target scores i should have in mind in order to attain a full scholarship. Also i would like to know whether universities would consider my current GRE score if i were to take up research under a professor and apply after a couple of years to boost my chances of admission into a good university with funding.

    Thanking you,

    Awaiting ur reply,

    Vivek Mahadevan

  8. If there is a possiblity to study my MA By Management at University of Houston I have no idea to Express my feeling.

  9. I graduated from Lamar University and it is one of the small but good universities that you might consider. Other than that you might consider applying to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (both are in TX and they are smaller than Lamar), University of Texas at Arlington or University of Houston at Clear Lake, TX. These are all the universities listed above considerably good for engineering. I have handful of friends graduated from these schools and are doing very nice jobs!

    Good Luck

    Sri

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