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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #313 January 21st, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: SUNY Plattsburgh Merit- and Need-Based Financial Aid
UG: Colorado State University Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships
Grad: Texas Tech University School of Law Announces New LLM Scholarships
Grad: Texas Christian University MBA Scholarships
Grad: George Washington University Elliott School Merit-Based Fellowships
II. Campus News
Chapman University College of Educational Studies Wins ISPA Accreditation
Newly Renovated ELS Center at Texas Tech Opens for International Students
International Fulbright Scholar Blogs About American Idioms
I. Financial Aid

SUNY Plattsburgh has been providing financial aid to international undergraduates for more than a decade. The result has been exceptional global diversity on campus and more than a thousand successful alumni worldwide. Plattsburgh currently enrolls approximately 350 international undergraduates from more than 60 countries.
International student financial aid awards are based on academic merit, country of residence, and financial need. The average award for 2013-2014 is expected to be approximately $6,200, increased from an average of $4,500 in 2012-2013. The minimum award package for 2013-2014 is $2,500 and the maximum is $10,500. The estimated billed cost of attendance (including tuition, housing, food, and mandatory fees) is $28,700.
To determine the estimated value of an individual student’s financial aid package, try our easy-to-use international award calculator:
The International Admissions Office employs rolling admission. So we are reviewing applications for fall 2013 now and will continue to do so until all seats for the fall class are filled (usually about May 1). Please contact Jackie Girard Vogl, Assistant Vice President for Global Education, for more information about majors, location, campus life, cost, scholarship, etc.
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Colorado State University has hosted international students for over 100 years. The Office of International Programs hosts more than 1,200 international students plus 400 visiting scholars annually. In addition to top academic programs and research, our international students enjoy an outstanding community friendship program and other opportunities for social and cultural interaction.
In support of the growth of this longstanding community, Colorado State has begun making a variety of scholarships available to incoming international freshmen and transfers. All are renewable, and range from $3000 to $9000 per year. To be considered for scholarships, students must submit a complete Application for Admission (including official transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS score(s), processing fee, personal statement and recommendation) by the posted deadline. No additional scholarship application is required for consideration.
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Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that offers more than 100 masters’ degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech University School of Law has consistently been recognized in the U.S. as one of the "Best Value" law schools. In addition, the School of Law is consistently recognized for its personal touch, recently ranking No. 3 among U.S. law schools for its professor accessibility. The School of Law offers a two-semester Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in United States Legal Studies. The program is designed for graduates of foreign law schools who are interested in a formal program of study of the United States legal system.
Texas Tech University School of Law is pleased to announce the Dean’s Scholar and other scholarship and tuition reduction opportunities available to qualified students interested in pursuing an LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies. All applicants to the LL.M. program will be considered for special recognition as one of a limited number of Dean’s Scholars. A Dean’s Scholar will be entitled to scholarships and other significant tuition-savings measures. LL.M. candidates not qualifying for the Dean’s Scholar recognition will be considered for other competitive scholarships, saving candidates as much as $8,000.
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The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) puts bright minds to work in a variety of learning environments. Brilliant faculty members electrify classrooms. Nationally and internationally renowned executives make powerful connections. And real-world work experiences ensure that tomorrow’s technology and business processes become business as usual. Everything we do is geared toward forging the next generation of leaders — one unique person at a time.
The large majority of our students receive scholarship or graduate assistant awards from the Neeley School. The award decisions are made on the basis of the credentials presented with your admission application. Many factors are weighed including prior academic performance, relevant test scores, professional work experience, motivation, maturity and leadership ability. Final Application Deadline for admission and scholarship for TCU MBA Program international students is March 1st, 2013.
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The George Washington University has educated generations of international leaders and advanced the understanding of important global issues since 1821. The Elliott School of International Affairs, named in honor of former GW President Lloyd H. Elliott and his wife Evelyn, is dedicated to this mission.
The Elliott School is extending its deadline for fellowship consideration to February 1st. Therefore, if your application is complete by the February 1st deadline, you will be considered for a merit-based fellowship award from the Elliott School. Please note that this update is only applicable to GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs; not all GW graduate programs.
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II. Campus News

Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies (CES) has won accreditation by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) for its masters-level and Ph.D. programs in school psychology.
“We are one of the very few to receive this honor worldwide,” said Don Cardinal, Ph.D., dean of CES. “This accreditation is evidence of our world-class school psychology program in the CES as well as its commitment and meaningful work around the world. This is a great way to begin 2013 – please join me in congratulating the CES School Psychology team and all who have supported them through this process.”
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Texas Tech and ELS Language Centers (ELS) Thurday (Jan. 17) hosted the grand opening of the new ELS Center at Texas Tech. The newly renovated facility will serve international students at Texas Tech by providing English language classes and incorporating students into campus life.
Vice Chancellor Joseph Rallo, Interim President Lawrence Schovanec and ELS Educational Services President and CEO Mark Harris spoke during the grand opening ceremony.
“International students are an important component at Texas Tech,” Schovanec said. “Upon graduation, they serve as ambassadors for the university in their respective countries and showcase their educational experience through their work. While at Texas Tech, they have the opportunity to share their cultures with others, helping us create a more diverse and inclusive environment.”
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Paula arrived in the U.S. last year as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) through a Fulbright Program. She is an English as a Foreign Language teacher by training, so she’ll be sharing her experience in the U.S. through the phrases she’s learning, and the valuable words that describe her feelings and experiences.
Check out Paula’s special series, “The U.S. in Words” on the Voice of America Student Union blog site.
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