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The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

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The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

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1890s postcard of the University of Berlin (now called the Humboldt University of Berlin). The school’s founder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, implemented a novel educational model at the university, which emphasized holistic, curiosity-driven learning, rather than exclusively vocational, market-driven learning.
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Legal status and residence will not prevent bright future

Senior+Yunsun+Lee+scrolls+down+through+Naviance+looking+for+scholarships+who+do+not+have+a+citizenship+specification+on+Nov.+13.+Photo+by+Carolina+Puga+Mendoza.
Senior Yunsun Lee scrolls down through Naviance looking for scholarships who do not have a citizenship specification on Nov. 13. Photo by Carolina Puga Mendoza.

Nothing worse than reading, “Sorry, you are not applicable.” As a senior, I have no issue with college applications, but tuition prices keep me awake.

I moved to the U.S five years ago, but my legal status remains as “non-resident” which doubles the prices of college. Purdue, for example, costs an estimated $23,022 for Indiana residents, yet I am not considered a resident or out of state. I qualify for international admission and my tuition raises to $44,144 according to Purdue’s official tuition and fees page.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has its restrictions on non-citizens,  which can be checked here. I personally cannot fill it because my legal documents do not apply the eligible noncitizen, but other options exist out there.

Websites of outside resources turn out to be helpful, pages such as International Scholarships, Unigo or Naviance help to create personalized accounts where scholarships matches are given, whether you are a legal resident or not.

For more help on international admissions, students may contact Atama Abdourahmane an admissions counselor and international recruitment coordinator from Franklin College.

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Carolina Puga Mendoza, Entertainment Editor
Hello! My name is Carolina Puga Mendoza, I'm from Nayarit, Mexico and moved to Indiana about five years ago. This is my third year as a staff member and first year as a section editor. I chose newspaper out of curiosity along with a bunch of other school activities and honestly I've fallen in love with N the Red. I'm highly excited about what this year will bring and look forward strengthening my weaknesses.

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Legal status and residence will not prevent bright future