Paying for college is a combination of funding factors and resources unique to each student and can be overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. Financial aid sources and financing options can vary for domestic and international students so we have provided some useful resources below.
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: a required form for any student seeking need-based financial aid.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. More than 18,000 student financial assistance professionals at approximately 3,000 institutions of higher education, serving over 16 million students. Offering extensive resources for students and parents.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling. Nearly 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. Offering extensive resources for students and parents.
Office of Federal Student Aid:
A resource of the U.S. Department of Education. Learn about different types of financial aid and how to apply for them.
KNOW HOW 2 GO:
A public service initiative that helps middle and high school students prepare, apply, and pay for college. Sponsored by The American Council on Education, the Lumina Foundation, and the Ad Council.
YOU CAN GO:
A College Board project connecting students with success stories about preparing, applying, and paying for college.
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The following online resources are a great starting point to learn about scholarships, financial aid resources ad funding programs for international students who wish to study abroad.
EDUPASS! THE SMARTSTUDENT GUIDE TO STUDYING IN THE USA
eduPASS! The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA is a guide for international students interested in studying and living in the United States. It covers a wide range of topics, from college admissions and financial aid to culture shock and clothing sizes.
FUNDING FOR U.S. STUDY
Funding for U.S. Study is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants maintained by the Institute of International Education. The database includes funding programs for all levels of postsecondary study across the full range of academic areas. You can select funding based on where in the United States you would like to study.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AID & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
IEFA’s mission is to promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet. It is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE
International Student Insurance, provider of health insurance for non-U.S. citizens studying in the United States, provides a list of scholarship opportunities available to international students.
InternationalStudentLoan.com provides access to loans for non-U.S. students wishing to study in the United States and United States and Canadian citizens studying abroad. International students studying in the United States usually need to have a U.S. citizen cosigner when applying for loans.