Financial Aid

A USA education is very expensive. Tuition, room and board at an undergraduate institution will cost from $15,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on the school. A graduate education can be even more expensive. As a result, international students will find very little information about financial aid for international students. This site presents more information about financial aid for international students than any other publication. You will find a description of how to access what aid is available, and a discussion of some of the problems you may encounter as you pay for a USA education.

Sources of Financial Aid

Because sources of financial aid to study in the USA are extremely limited, you will have to be resourceful and explore every possibility.

Loans for International Students

A few USA banks will offer student loans to international students if the loan is co-signed by a creditworthy USA citizen or permanent resident.

Financial Aid for Canadian Students

Databases of scholarships and fellowships for Canadian students to study in Canada.

Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students

Some USA schools are more likely than others to offer financial aid for international undergraduate students.

International Students and the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by USA citizens and permanent residents to apply for financial aid from the USA federal and state governments.

Financial Aid for European Students

Noopolis is a database in Italy run by CNR that contains information about scholarships to study in Italy, and about scholarships for Italian citizens to study abroad.