For US Students who are planning to enroll directly in a foreign school, your funding options are a lot more limited than for those studying in the USA. Exchange rates continue to eat away at the value of a dollar, making it even more expensive to study overseas. However, International Student Loan provides you with a complete funding source to cover your education costs in a foreign country.
The most economical way to fund your education when you are enrolled in a foreign school is to borrow all you can on Federal Stafford Loans, so make sure you complete your FAFSA and get your federal funding. But typically you will need a lot more than is available through the Stafford program, so you can also borrow any remaining funds that you need through our Foreign Enrolled Private Loan. Because it is school certified, you will not borrow more than you need.
Co-Signer Recommended for All Applicants
The Co-Signer must be a US citizen or permanent resident, with good credit, income history and who has lived in the USA for the past 2 years. There are very few students who have good enough credit and income history to qualify for a loan without a co-signer.
Foreign Enrolled Private Loans offer:
- Funding limits up to the total cost of education, as determined by your school, minus any other aid received. Total cost of education includes tuition, room and board, and living expenses.
- Fast online application and approval
- No application fee and no out-of-pocket costs
- Hundreds of approved foreign schools, including medical, dental, business and law schools
Funding an education in the UK is a major obstacle for many students, as often there are not many sources of funding available to help students support themselves. The International Financial Aid page from The UK Study has been designed to provide you with advice on where to find funding for studying in the UK.
We have compiled a list of universities in the UK that provide some form of financial assistance to international students who are currently or will be attending that university. The financial assistance will often vary in the form of scholarships or tuition assistance – so please see the list for further information about each school. Continue reading
If you are an international student looking to study in the UK, the cost of education can be a barrier standing in your way of you achieving your goal. Just like our USA Schools Awarding Aid Database, UK InternationalStudent.com has compiled a list of universities in the UK that offer financial aid to international students. If you are a potential international student looking to study in the UK, you might want to try these universities first – as they are known to offer scholarships and aid to incoming intenrational students. Continue reading
Scholarships are a great way for international students to obtain financial aid that is, essentially free, as you would never need to pay a scholarship back. For this reason scholarships are very popular, and there are some companies/ individuals that will prey on students eagerness to obtain a scholarship to scam them out of money. To protect yourself there are many things you can look out for that should send alarm bells ringing when looking for a scholarship:
How to spot a scholarship scam?
The best way to guard yourself from a scholarship scam is to know what the main scams are and how they work: Continue reading