Where to find Financial Aid
Locating financial aid for international students can sometimes be a daunting prospect! Where do you look? What type of aid is available to you? How should you apply for it?
The main purpose of this article is to help you locate the main sources of financial aid available to international students and hopefully provide you with advice on how to go about applying for it. The main types of aid available are:
International Student Loans
Loans are a great way to secure financing as an international student. However, not all lenders work with international students, and not all lenders will work with every school. Because of this it's important to compare lenders and see what's available for you. To learn more about International Student Loans, please see:
Scholarships are another main source of financing for many students and the first place to look for scholarships is at the school you are apply to or planning to attend. If you want to find out what schools offer scholarships and financial assistance please see:
Most schools will provide some form of scholarship to international students, but as you will see this aid will not cover the full cost of education - so you will have to supplement this with either a loan or other scholarship.
As well as obtaining a scholarship from your school, there are many other scholarships available from local governments in your home country and private organizations. The InternationalScholarships.com database has been compiled with most of these awards - so they are in one destination for students. If you need information on how to use InternationalScholarships.com then please visit:
Other Financial Aid Resources
There are also many other resources available to students looking for financial aid, including:
- International Financial Aid Blog - Online weblog about financial aid for international students
- Financial Aid Podcast - USJournal.com financial aid podcast