Students with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards. Scholarships are very competitive and offered only to the students who have excellent achievements in academics, debating or athletics (There are other considerations as well, such as standardized test scores, Statement of Purpose, etc). The institutions offering full-scholarships are very limited. Some of the institutions award cultural scholarships, which cover only the partial tuition fees. Students should be well prepared to cover the remaining costs. Some institutions also offer scholarships based on the documentation related to their needs, but again the number is very few. Some of the universities/colleges have a policy to offer scholarships only after the first year.
Assistantships are offered mostly to the graduate students. Assistantships are aids with duties in teaching, research or school management. Usually students receiving the assistantship will receive monthly stipends plus a partial or full tuition waiver. There is a competition for the assistantship positions; however, assistantships are available in most of the universities.