26 Universities
Budget-Friendly Schools for International Students
Find the perfect educational fit for your financial goals. Explore Shorelight’s budget-friendly schools where you can pursue a top quality education at an affordable price.
Discover Top Budget-Friendly Universities

Discover affordable education options with Shorelight’s curated list of budget-friendly schools.

Under $20,000 USD Tuition
Get a great value for a prestigious degree.
Scholarships for 50%+ of Tuition
Generous scholarships start at these universities.
Under $15,000 with Scholarship
Factoring in scholarships, these schools have affordable tuition pricing.
Guaranteed Scholarships
International students in good academic standing can rely on scholarships at these select schools.
Explore Shorelight Universities with Tuition Under $20,000 USD

Looking for affordable schools? Shorelight universities like Auburn University at Montgomery, Bridgewater College, and Cleveland State University cost less than $20,000 per year, offering top-ranked high-value degrees for international students. And with multiple options for financial aid at each school, you’ll find even more ways to save. 

Shorelight’s budget-friendly universities offer degree programs in business, science, law, the arts, and more, including access to state-of-the art facilities, expert faculty, and experiential learning opportunities. 

By opting for a university with tuition under $20,000, you can thrive academically and prepare for a successful career while making sure you stay within budget. If you need further financial assistance, you may be eligible for international student scholarships, need-based grants, work-study programs, and other financial aid (opportunities vary by university). Reach out to a Shorelight advisor to learn more.

See the Costs section in each school’s profile for more details about scholarship opportunities, and speak with your education counselor for more details.

#38
Best Value Schools - Auburn University at Montgomery (U.S. News & World Report)
57%
first-time college students enrolled at the University of Central Florida graduate debt-free
#24
Best Value Colleges in Ohio - Cleveland State University (Niche)
100%
of students enrolled at Trinity Christian College participate in internships or field education, enabled through the school’s four-day academic week
3,000+
co-ops and internships annually – Cleveland State University
#161
Among Top Performers on Social Mobility - Bridgewater College (U.S. News & World Report)
Testimonial
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Though you may find it to be a small campus, it has people with the biggest minds and hearts who will be great to have in your life.

Lama, Nursing 2022Auburn University at Montgomery

Cleveland State offers many part-time jobs to students. I loved the learning flexibility coupled with meeting others from different cultures.

Aditya, Master’s in Electrical Engineering, IndiaCleveland State University

I really appreciate Trinity. It’s a place where you can wave and say hello to someone, even if you don’t know them. This is a place to be known in the classroom and beyond.

Matthew, Double Major in Graphic Design and Communications Arts, May ‘24Trinity Christian College
Students greet each other
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