We welcome international students!
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid determines the financial aid eligibility of non-U.S. citizens.
If you are not a U.S. citizen but are a permanent resident with a green card, you may be eligible for financial aid.
You are an eligible noncitizen if you are a:
- U.S. national (including those from American Samoa and Swain’s Island)
- Permanent U.S. resident with a Form I-551, I-151, or I-551C (permanent resident, resident alien, and alien registration receipt cards)
- Refugee, asylee, Cuban-Haitian entrant, or conditional entrant with an I-94
- Holder of a T-visa or your parent holds a T-1 visa
If you meet these criteria, the first step toward receiving aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
There may also be other aid, like scholarships through your country’s U.S. embassy or consulate, for which you are eligible. Explore Education USA and Career InfoNet Web sites for information.
If you are in the United States on an F-1 or F-2 student visa, a J-1 or J-2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa, you are not eligible for federal student aid.