Books about Studying in the US
Student Handbook: The Essential Guide to University Study in the
USA, 1998. (\$4.95 shipping in US, $9.95 elsewhere). 192 pages. A
good first book on the subject, but a little light on detail in key
areas. To order a copy, call 1-609-734-1704, fax 1-609-734-5410 (Attn:
D. Chadwick), or write to
NAFSA Handbook Orders,
Educational Testing Service, MS 75-D,
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA.
Clara L. Simerville,
Home visits abroad: A guide to planning personal and
professional visits, with some suggestions for
entering a foreign culture,
National Association of Foreign Student Advisers,
Oregon State University Press, 1961.
The International Student Handbook,
American Immigration Law Foundation, Washington, DC, 1992.
ISBN 1-878677-42-X ($10.95). 209 pages. This book
does not provide any information about financial
aid, but does provide a lot of information that
international students may find helpful. To order a copy,
write to American Immigration Law Foundation, 1400
Eye Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005.
Books about Tax Preparation for International Students
- Gregory A. Barnes,
The International Student's Guide to the American
National Textbook Company, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 1993.
$12.95. 208 pages. Includes a 15-page chapter on
financial aid. To order a copy, write to NTC
Publishing Group, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago,
- College Board, International
Student Handbook of US Colleges, 1999. ISBN 0-87447-593-7
($21.95). 330 pages. This book provides information about
more than 3,000 colleges and universities, including average and
minimum TOEFL scores, availability of financial aid for international
students, and ESL programs.
You can order the book for $21.95 plus $8.31 for overseas
shipping from College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY
10101-0886 USA, fax 1-212-713-8143. If you are in the US, you can call
1-800-323-7155 to place an order.
- Sidonia Dalby, Sally Rubenstone and Emily H. Weir,
The International Student's Guide to Going to
College in America,
Macmillan, New York, 1996.
ISBN 0-02-860581-0 ($12.95). 170 pages. A book for
international students about studying in the
US. Includes a 20-page chapter about financial
aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or
1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or
1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201
West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send
You can also write to Macmillan General
Reference, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, or
- Ian Jacobs and Ellen Shatswell,
International Students' Guide to the USA,
Princeton Review, New York, 1996.
ISBN 0-679-76913-7 ($15.00). 207 pages. Although
this book presents an excellent overview of study in
the US, especially its treatment of Visa
requirements and US customs and culture, it
overstates its coverage of financial aid. After
seeing 'financial aid' highlighted on the cover,
you'd expect to see more than 2 pages on this topic
To order a copy, fax 1-212-874-0775, call
1-800-REVIEW-6 or 1-202-483-4660, write to
Princeton Review Publishing, 2315 Broadway, 3rd
Floor, New York, NY 10024, or send email to
Books about Financial Aid
- Deborah L. Vance and Deborah Ahlstedt,
U.S. Federal Income Tax Guide for International
Students and Scholars,
NAFSA Association of International Educators, 1996.
Item number 1450. $20 plus $5 shipping and
handling. 144 pages. This is a comprehensive guide
to taxes for international students, including
information about the tax treatment of scholarships,
fellowships, and grants. To order a copy, call 1-800-836-4994,
fax 1-412-741-0609, or write to NAFSA Publications,
PO Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143.
See also the financial aid section
of this site.
Scholarship: A Handbook of Scholarships, Awards, and
Financial Assistance for Canadian High School Graduates,
7th edition, Canadian Guidance Services, 1997.
ISBN 0-929-079-18-4, 256 pages. $19.95 plus $5
shipping and $1.75 GST ($26.70 total). This book
lists scholarships and awards available to Canadian
high school students for use at Canadian colleges
and universities. It omits university-specific
bursaries and local awards, listing a total of about
575 sources, with most awards greater than $500.
The book is organized by province and covers all of
the Canadian provinces. It does not include an
index. Revised every 2 years. To order a copy,
call 1-905-332-0083, write to Canadian Guidance
Services, 2042 Coral Cres., Burlington, Ontario, L7P
3K5, CANADA, or send email to
Anna J. Leider, Victoria A. Fabisch, Joseph M. Re and William F. Shanahan,
Scholarships for International Students: A Complete
Guide to United States Colleges and Universities,
1st edition, Octameron Press, Alexandria, Virginia, 1986.
ISBN 0-91776-084-0. 271 pages. For more information,
or write to Octameron Associates, PO Box 2748,
Alexandria, VA 22301.
Lisa M. Muto and Paul A. Bohlmann,
The Harvard College Guide to Grants,
Office of Career Services, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994.
ISBN 0-943747-14-7 ($13 + $2 shipping and handling
in US, $10 shipping and handling for overseas orders).
304 pages. This book provides general information
about grantsmanship for college students and recent
graduates and detailed information
about the major national grant and fellowship
competitions. It also includes information about
grants for study in the US (organized alphabetically
within arts, humanities, science, social science,
and unrestricted categories), grants for study overseas (by
geographic area), internships, and an extensive
bibliography. There are sponsor and student
characteristic indexes, as well as a separate index
for women and minority students. The book lists a
total of 253 awards. To order a copy, write to
Office of Career Services, Harvard University, 54
Dunster St., Cambridge, MA 02138 or call 1-617-495-2595.
NSERC Awards Guide,
National Sciences & Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC), September 1991.
ISBN 0-662-58481-3. 75 pages.
NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Guide,
National Sciences & Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC), September 1991.
ISBN 0-662-58482-1. 75 pages.
A Selected List of Fellowships and Other Support
Opportunities for Advanced Education for U.S.
Citizens and Foreign Nationals,
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1993.
NSF Publication 93-147. Lists fellowships. 76 pages.
Available for free on the World Wide Web.
Revised periodically; the previous edition was published in
Marie O'Sullivan (ed),
Funding for US Study - A Guide for International
Students and Professionals,
Institute for International Education (IIE), Princeton, New Jersey, 1996.
ISBN 087206-219-8 ($39.95 + $4 shipping in US or
$16 shipping to other countries). 462 pages. This
book provides information about
financial assistance for international students to
study in the US, including more than 600 sources of
funding for international students (mostly for
graduate and postdoctoral programs, but some for
undergraduate students). The listings are organized
according to the student's country of origin. The
book also includes basic cost information for US
undergraduate and graduate institutions. To
order a copy, call 1-301-617-7804 or 1-800-445-0443, fax
1-301-953-2838, write to IIE Books, PO Box 371,
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0371, or send email to
Payment should be by Visa,
Mastercard, or check in US dollars drawn on a US
bank. For more information about IIE programs, call
1-212-984-5330 or 1-212-883-8200, or write to US
Student Programs, 809 United Nations Plaza, New
York, NY 10017-3580.
Educational Awards Handbook,
Rotary International, Evanston, Illinois, annual.
Free. For a copy, call 1-708-866-3000 or write to
Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560
Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.
Ellen Wise Sivon,
Private sector funding available to foreign scholars
and students in the United States,
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC, 1984.
Peterson's Scholarships for Study in the USA and Canada,
1998. ISBN 1-56079-948-X ($21.95). 421 pages. This books lists
more than 1,100 non-school sources of money for undergraduate and graduate
international students. Awards are indexed according to award name,
sponsor name, academic field, career goals, and other characteristics.
To order a copy, call 1-800-338-3282 or 1-609-243-9111, fax 1-609-243-9150, or visit the
W. Wickremasinghe (ed),
Scholarships and Grants for Study or Research in the USA,
2nd edition, American Colleagiate Service, Houston, Texas, 1989.
ISBN 0-940937-01-8 ($23.95). 151 pages. This book
contains a compilation of financial aid
opportunities available from colleges, US
foundations, and international organizations for
study and research in the US. To order a copy,
call 1-713-493-9863 or write to American Colleagiate
Service, PO Box 442008, Houston, TX 77244.
- L. Victoria Hall (ed),
Foundation Grants to Individuals,
9th edition, Foundation Center, New York, March 1995.
ISBN 0-87954-604-2 ($65 plus $4.50 shipping to US
destinations or $11 overseas shipping). Order code GTI9. 630
pages. Updated annually. This book contains listings for more than
2,650 foundations that make grants to individuals,
including those that provide educational support
(scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans). The
information is based on IRS Form 990s and responses to
questionnaires. The book includes subject, grant
type, geographic, sponsor, and school indexes. This
is a key reference work and is very carefully
researched. It includes a handful of scholarships and
fellowships for international students. To order a copy,
call 1-800-424-9836 or
1-212-620-4230, fax 1-212-807-3677, or write to
Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY