Thousands of international students go to the U.S. and want to know about the education of their fellow Americans and how the education system works. Due to its local differences, the system of American education seems confused. Else, the structure and procedures in American universities and colleges differ somewhat from other systems, such as the British model. This is a brief description of American colleges and university systems.
The U.S. has a federal system of government that has historically value to local government, there is no education system at the country level or program exists in the United States. The federal government does not work with public schools. Each state has its own Department of Education, which establishes rules for the universities and colleges of the United States. The colleges also receive funding from individual state, and also from local property taxes. Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state in which they are located. The legislature of each state decides how tax dollars will be given to public colleges and universities. Students in grades 1-12 do not pay tuition. University and college students pay tuition, but many scholarships earn or receive financial loans.