International Financial Aid and Scholarships
Pfeiffer Undergraduate International Student Merit Scholarship
Pfeiffer offers international scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000-$11,000 annually based on academic performance. These scholarships are determined automatically after admission to Pfeiffer—there is no separate application. They are renewable annually based on a 2.5 or higher GPA and full-time enrollment.
Other Possible Sources of Financial Aid
CollegeView - Extensive financial aid section covers types of financial aid, a scholarship search and directory, and features answers to students’ grant, loan, and scholarship questions
EduPASS: The SmartStudent (this is trademarked) Guide to Studying in the USA - Provides useful articles, recommendations, and links to sources of financial aid
FinAid! - Covers loans, scholarships, fellowships for graduate students, and military aid and provides helpful tools for students to determine how much money they’ll need
*searchable with keywords such as “international student financial aid”
GraduateTutor.com - Apply for a scholarship valued at $5,000 dollars with an essay on "the best advice you can give a business student." The last day to apply is Nov. 30, 2012.
The International Education Financial Aid Page - Contains wide-ranging financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for international students
International Scholarships - A comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist international students in their pursuit to study abroad
U.S. Department of Education - Available in Spanish and English versions, The Student Guide is a free resource that features grants, loans, work study programs, and other forms of financial aid available through the U.S. federal government.
College Board Scholarship Search - Online tool to help locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match education level, talents, and background
FastWeb - Scholarship search that matches goals, hobbies, interests, and background with scholarship opportunities
Wiredscholar - Connects students with money for college through a free scholarship search
American Association of University Women - An international student loan program for international students enrolled at US universities/colleges.
Collegeboard - Locates scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your educational level, talents, and background.
Financial planning for study in the US.
Institute of International Education - Fellowships and sponsored programs, including the Fulbright Program. Funding US study: A guide for foreign nationals.
The International Student - Information on a range of resources from the college admission process to securing a student visa.
US Journal of Academics - Recent financial aid information for international students in the U.S.A.
The Rotary Foundation - Information on Rotary International’s privately funded international scholarship program.
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) - Two sites of general information about an organization that promotes fellowships and exchanges between US and NIS countries.
NAFSA - Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States.
Loan Programs for International Students
Teri Loans - Co-applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who has been residing in the U.S. for the previous two years, and has been with the same employer for the previous 2 years
MEFA Loan (Mass. Educational Financing Authority) - Internationals can apply with US citizen or permanent resident co-signer. Canadians can apply with co-applicant (who can be a Canadian citizen)
Access Group Loan - To apply individually, must have Social Security Number and credit history of at least 4 years. Can apply with responsible co-signer (US citizen or non-citizen) who meets the above criteria
Global Student Loan Company (GSLC) - Comprehensive education loan for international and distance learning students that does not require a U.S. co-signer
International Student Loan - Information on the International Student Loan Program (ISLP) for students with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer
Student College Loan - Up-to-date news and information on loans, as well as advice on consolidating student debt, calculating school costs, and understanding the loan process
Student Loan Station - Outlines specific loans available to students worldwide and explains student loan refinancing options, loan consolidation, obtaining direct loans, and much more
The following company will give a loan to an int'l student if he/she has a co-signer who is a permanent resident or US citizen: Chela Financial USA, Inc. P. O. Box 64768 St. Paul, MN 55164-0768 1-800-366-0032
International Student Loan Program (EDUCAID) - Their telephone number is 1 800 255 8374
Foundations & Grant Opportunities for Internationals
The Foundation Center - Online resource with a listing of foundations that fund individuals
The Fulbright Program - Funds students, scholars, and professionals who wish to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools
Fulbright Program-- http://www.cies.org/
GrantsNet - One-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education
The Soros Foundation Network - Features a research page that displays a variety of grants available (in many program areas) through the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -