The not-so-very much kept mystery of getting a grant to the top U.S. schools and colleges is to get in (except if your folks are so rich you didn’t require a grant in any case). On the off chance that you need a full grant, likewise ensure that your family makes under $65k.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford offer among the most liberal undergrad monetary guide bundles in the country. In the event that you are acknowledged, you will in all likelihood get an exceptionally liberal need-based monetary guide bundle. At Harvard, for example, families whose wages are beneath $150k are required to pay close to 10% of their wages (regularly under 5%), and those with livelihoods underneath $65k are relied upon to contribute nothing by any means. You might be keen on taking a gander at the Harvard College Financial Aid Fact Sheet.
All things considered, the monetary guide offered by these schools is need-based.* This implies that if your family is extremely affluent, your odds of getting a lot of monetary guides (considerably less a full grant) are probably nothing regardless of whether you are among the top concedes. In like manner, regardless of whether you got off the shortlist, you’re given a guide comparable to your non-waitlisted peers.
You can, obviously, apply for outside grants from various sources, however, such grants would apply to any college and aren’t extraordinary to simply Harvard, Yale, or Stanford. All things considered, the award segment of your monetary guide bundle gobbles up any pieces of your outer grants that surpass your normal parental commitment. The term-time work and summer investment funds commitments, on the request for $6k per year, are the last to go (yet I have seen understudies with the $200k in grant cash needed to work on those contributions).**
At the alumni level, most if not the entirety of the top Ph.D. programs are completely supported and cover educational cost and health care coverage, just as offer sensible alumni payments. When all is said in done, you shouldn’t need to stress over financing as a Ph.D. understudy. Assuming you are a terminal expert’s understudy, the story changes, yet even various monetary guide and partnership openings exist from the top schools.
*The help is “need-based,” yet there’s unquestionably (narrative) proof to propose that legitimacy factors into the recipe too.
**As I’ve examined with Tom Stagliano, regardless of whether you get a maximum monetary guide bundle, it’s not in fact a “full” grant. The top schools request that understudies give around $6k yearly in self-improvement, sourced about similarly from a college gave term-time work and a late spring investment funds assumption. All things considered, it’s not simply an accepted $6k cut from your monetary guide bundle; most colleges give numerous approaches to recuperate the self-improvement sum moderately effectively (it’s a whole lot simpler than taking an off-grounds work).