AdilB990 Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 After an arduous and painstaking process, I have been accepted to 2 MS programs in my field. As much as I'm thrilled by the success, I do feel that not having the assurance of funding does make me nervous as grad level study in the US is quite expensive - and even more so for an international applicant like me. I'm still waiting on another 2 decisions. But I'm pretty sure that the chances of getting accepted with funding are very low, as I do not have a research or teaching background since completing my Bachelor's. I haven't yet made up my mind which school to attend. Now I need advice: what should I do in such a scenario? With the help of my family, I have enough funds to pay fees for my first semester. But thereafter, I wouldn't want to burden my family with finances any further. I do know of an example where an MS student got financial assistance after being accepted without funding: one of my classmates (from B.Sc.) attended Virginia Tech for MS in 2009. He didn't get any funding in the 1st semester, however, he managed to get some sort of financial assistance (probably a TA-ship) from the 2nd semester onward. I'm sure others have also gone through similar experiences. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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