If you’re an eligible noncitizen, you may qualify for federal loans and grants. To be eligible, any one of the following must be true:
- You are a permanent U.S. resident with a permanent resident card (I-1551), also known as a Green Card.
- You are a conditional permanent resident.
- You have one of the following listed on your Arrival–Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security:
- Asylum Granted
- Cuban-Haitian Entrant
If you are not a permanent resident and do not have a Green Card, you may still be able to get money for your education.
- Apply for IU East scholarships and use the 'Citizenship' filter to find those available to you.
- Apply for external scholarships and grants.
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)—Apply for scholarships and grants that support higher education for women, including its International Fellowships.
- College Board—Get information and advice on finding financial aid, and search the scholarship database.
- eduPASS—Learn about your options for financial aid, and search for scholarships on the eduPASS database.
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)—Search for scholarships and grants that specifically seek to support international study.
- International Student—Read about searching for scholarships as an international student, and consult its list of scholarship resources.
- MacArthur Foundation—Apply for grants and fellowships, including awards specifically intended for international study.
- NAFSA—Apply for scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)—Apply for scholarships and grants that support science education.
- Organization of American States (OAS) Rowe Fund—Interest-free loans provided to citizens of Latin America and Caribbean OAS member states.
- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship-This scholarship is available for women in graduate programs (any major).
There are many additional scholarship and grant resources available. Spend time doing Internet searches for international scholarships, and be patient—most scholarships are available only to U.S. citizens.
- Research funding possibilities in your home country. Contact an overseas advising center to learn about opportunities.
- Consider student loan options.