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International Financial Aid and Scholarships

International 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” - 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.

Petersons - Financial aid help page.  A resource for college financial aid information.

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.  or 

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--

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 -



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