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Frankly, it seems that things are not very friendly for international students. Does kellogg provide atleast upto 80% of COA loans to international students? If I am not wrong, international students have only one loan option (something called option B) if they don't have US based co-signer. Does Kellogg offer substential loan covering ~80% of COA with this loan?
I checked with Prodigy too and could get less than 80% of COA offer. At the moment, it turns out that Kellogg could go off my list because of financial reasons if school doesn't provide substential loan.
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Rather than make a bunch of broad based assumptions, why don't you just apply for financial aid and see what happens? Contact the people making these decisions.

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Does kellogg provide atleast upto 80% of COA loans to international students? If I am not wrong, international students have only one loan option (something called option B) if they don't have US based co-signer. Does Kellogg offer substential loan covering ~80% of COA with this loan?


Yes, Kellogg does provide 80% of COA loans to almost all if not to all the students (it becomes a bit difficult for students in R3 of applications). But the international students I know here at Kellogg, got close to 100% of COA. So rest assured, Kellogg understands the need of international students to get loans at competitive rates.

As for option B, yes, you are correct that this option is for people with non-US co-signors. But option B does not mean that you will not get atleast 80% of COA. If you fill out your application correctly, you should get atleast 80% of COA, if not 100%. Kellogg is aware of the fact that there are not many options for international students and they want to convert every single admit to a confirmed admit. Wait for you to get your official admit email detailing what you need to do for the next steps. See if you can get contact details of the person in the financial aid. Refer to (in the meantime) http://www.northwestern.edu/sfs/financi ... index.html

If you still are not sure of how to proceed with this financial aid thing, PM me mid Jan and I will provide you the details of the financial aid coordinator.

Additionally, use the link (calling-all-admitted-kellogg-applicants-2016-intake-class-of-210027-60.html#p1627585) from last year's admit class at Kellogg to guide you on what to expect.

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Does kellogg provide atleast upto 80% of COA loans to international students? If I am not wrong, international students have only one loan option (something called option B) if they don't have US based co-signer. Does Kellogg offer substential loan covering ~80% of COA with this loan?


Yes, Kellogg does provide 80% of COA loans to almost all if not to all the students (it becomes a bit difficult for students in R3 of applications). But the international students I know here at Kellogg, got close to 100% of COA. So rest assured, Kellogg understands the need of international students to get loans at competitive rates.

As for option B, yes, you are correct that this option is for people with non-US co-signors. But option B does not mean that you will not get atleast 80% of COA. If you fill out your application correctly, you should get atleast 80% of COA, if not 100%. Kellogg is aware of the fact that there are not many options for international students and they want to convert every single admit to a confirmed admit. Wait for you to get your official admit email detailing what you need to do for the next steps. See if you can get contact details of the person in the financial aid. Refer to (in the meantime) http://www.northwestern.edu/sfs/financi ... index.html

If you still are not sure of how to proceed with this financial aid thing, PM me mid Jan and I will provide you the details of the financial aid coordinator.

Additionally, use the link (calling-all-admitted-kellogg-applicants-2016-intake-class-of-210027-60.html#p1627585) from last year's admit class at Kellogg to guide you on what to expect.

Hope this helps.

Thanks a lot. Thats really helpful.

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Summary of my interactions with finaid team and other students is as follows. You all are welcome to add-
1. Kellogg offers NU student loans for international students (Option A- US cosigner, Option B- International co-signer). With 0.5% difference in interest rates
2. Kellogg finaid team will assess each case and offer the need based loan
3. Kellogg confirmed that they typically try to complete this process before we have to make the non-refundable deposit. Good!
4. Maximum loan one can get is = COA - scholarship - family funding - other loans
5. I found in some of the older threads that students received the scholarships too as a part of financial rewards.

Did anyone find any other loan options? or any additional useful information? Also anyone received full 80% offer from Prodigy?

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Does anyone know if your admission decision effects your financial aid package? I'm thinking of putting down my deposit prior to submitting the application but don't want it to negatively effect my chances to get need based scholarships.


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Does anyone know if your admission decision effects your financial aid package? I'm thinking of putting down my deposit prior to submitting the application but don't want it to negatively effect my chances to get need based scholarships.


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I dont think this changes anything. Basing this off last year's thread.

In any case, why don't you wait? If you submit before the 6th of Jan you should hear back before the deadline for the deposit.

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Summary of my interactions with finaid team and other students is as follows. You all are welcome to add-
1. Kellogg offers NU student loans for international students (Option A- US cosigner, Option B- International co-signer). With 0.5% difference in interest rates
2. Kellogg finaid team will assess each case and offer the need based loan
3. Kellogg confirmed that they typically try to complete this process before we have to make the non-refundable deposit. Good!
4. Maximum loan one can get is = COA - scholarship - family funding - other loans
5. I found in some of the older threads that students received the scholarships too as a part of financial rewards.

Did anyone find any other loan options? or any additional useful information? Also anyone received full 80% offer from Prodigy?



This is helpful. Thanks!

To point 5. I believe the need based scholarships (not to be confused with merit based that are offered at the time of giving the offer) are for US citizens? Or have these been given to international students?

Also, in the finaid form I was hoping to put in more info in terms of why I might need the whole COA as a loan. But there wasn't a lot of space, like 500 characters to put any comments. Would it be worth reaching out the finaid team to discuss this? Or wait for the outcome and then discuss?

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Summary of my interactions with finaid team and other students is as follows. You all are welcome to add-
1. Kellogg offers NU student loans for international students (Option A- US cosigner, Option B- International co-signer). With 0.5% difference in interest rates
2. Kellogg finaid team will assess each case and offer the need based loan
3. Kellogg confirmed that they typically try to complete this process before we have to make the non-refundable deposit. Good!
4. Maximum loan one can get is = COA - scholarship - family funding - other loans
5. I found in some of the older threads that students received the scholarships too as a part of financial rewards.

Did anyone find any other loan options? or any additional useful information? Also anyone received full 80% offer from Prodigy?



This is helpful. Thanks!

To point 5. I believe the need based scholarships (not to be confused with merit based that are offered at the time of giving the offer) are for US citizens? Or have these been given to international students?

I'd try reaching out directly. Doesn't hurt. I had a few questions about the fin aid app and called the office and they were more than happy to help and answer questions.
Also, in the finaid form I was hoping to put in more info in terms of why I might need the whole COA as a loan. But there wasn't a lot of space, like 500 characters to put any comments. Would it be worth reaching out the finaid team to discuss this? Or wait for the outcome and then discuss?

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Probably not the right place for this topic but posting it here anyway...

Did anyone who got admitted in R1 botch their video essays? I just did my video essays for R2 and they didn't go very well at all. I got cut off on one question, rambled quite a bit on another, and overall I just don't think I said anything that will help my case. I practiced but it was still a very flustering experience.

Curious to know if any of you had a similar experience and still got admitted. Does anyone know how much weight the video essays carry in Kellogg's "holistic" evaluation of candidates?

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Probably not the right place for this topic but posting it here anyway...

Did anyone who got admitted in R1 botch their video essays? I just did my video essays for R2 and they didn't go very well at all. I got cut off on one question, rambled quite a bit on another, and overall I just don't think I said anything that will help my case. I practiced but it was still a very flustering experience.

Curious to know if any of you had a similar experience and still got admitted. Does anyone know how much weight the video essays carry in Kellogg's "holistic" evaluation of candidates?



I had a similar situation, but more I rushed answering one question as I was running out of time and then got cut halfway through a sentence at the end. It wasn't an issue as I got away with it - but my interview went really well, I connected with the interviewer and still am in touch with him.

I've spoken to someone in the admissions team and they mentioned this happens a lot and is nothing to worry about. They look at the video interview right at the end and it's more a pivot if and when they are uncertain about a candidate, but just another point in the entire application. I'd rank it comfortably below the in-person interview and application itself (academics, work exp, purpose).

But do remember getting in isn't easy by any means, but don't let it get your hopes down. I'd suggest acing the in-person interview to leverage this.

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Has anyone received confirmation that their background check is complete? Do they notify via email?

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Has anyone received confirmation that their background check is complete? Do they notify via email?


I don't think you'd get that confirmation until later in the year, this would come from Kellogg, not re vera.

I was just going to submit my verification form. Where do I find my application ID? Is this the same as the student ID?

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Does anyone know when financial aid decisions are going to be released? Do we think they'll be out before DAK?

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Does anyone know when financial aid decisions are going to be released? Do we think they'll be out before DAK?


Not 100% sure if they will be out before DAK. But if you submitted before the advised deadline they will be out before the deposit deadline.

My best guess would be some time late next week.

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I got my financial aid package.

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My admission contact in Kellogg takes more than 10 days to reply to a mail. Is anyone else facing the same problem. What should I do? Its a little frustrating I will admit :(

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Anyone know when in Feb we can expect to find out about where the KWEST trips are headed? :)

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Anyone know when in Feb we can expect to find out about where the KWEST trips are headed? :)


They gave us a sheet at DAK I with all the destinations. Happy to take a picture and share with you via PM if you're interested!

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Anyone know when in Feb we can expect to find out about where the KWEST trips are headed? :)


They gave us a sheet at DAK I with all the destinations. Happy to take a picture and share with you via PM if you're interested!


That would be great!! Thank you so much :)

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Can you please brief how the background check process works? Do they contact the recommenders? Anything one should be worried about or take care?

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Has anyone received confirmation that their background check is complete? Do they notify via email?


I don't think you'd get that confirmation until later in the year, this would come from Kellogg, not re vera.

I was just going to submit my verification form. Where do I find my application ID? Is this the same as the student ID?

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