Organizations

We know, you’re a really busy person and you don’t want to waste time searching for individual ways to help pay for college. So we’ve provided you with a list below of some organizations, government offices, and companies that offer resources about scholarships, student loans with no cosigner, and more money-related topics specifically for international students in the USA.  

Don’t forget that you can always contact your school’s international student center as well as its financial aid office to get specialized information. 

AAUW Education Foundation

The AAUW Education Foundation provides fellowships to women pursuing graduate or post-graduate studies who are not citizens or permanent residents of the USA. 

EducationUSA

EducationUSA centers are sponsored by the U.S. government and are located all around the world. They provide resources and events about the college application process and how to adjust to life as an international student in the USA.

Federal Student Aid

The Office of Federal Student Aid is part of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for providing financial aid for students. Though it primarily provides funding to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (including through the FAFSA form), some options are available for international students

GoodCall 

This company focuses on data to provide advice and tips about key components in life, including education. Its comprehensive overview of all financial-related matters for international students breaks down which steps to take to help cover college costs.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Founded in 1919, IIE is the largest non-profit organization in the USA devoted to international exchange. IIE manages more than 200 programs and develops scholarship and training programs. Their website also includes a searchable database of scholarships. 

MPOWER Financing

MPOWER Financing is a mission-driven fintech company and provider of global educational loans. It is the only student lender in the world that doesn’t require a co-signer and that leverages both overseas and USA credit data, as well as future earning potential, to serve high-promise international and DACA students from more than 200 countries. 

NerdWallet

This personal finance company provides information about everything related to money, including comparisons and recommendations. The website also offers guides, articles, and how-tos.