Scholarship Information

Important Scholarship Facts

  • Scholarships and financial assistance for international students on F-1 student visas are limited. There is more money available for graduate study in the United States than there is for undergraduate study.
  • International students do not qualify for federally or state funded financial aid programs.
  • Some private universities and colleges offer substantial financial assistance to international students, sometimes enough to be competitive with state university tuition. Many state universities do offer scholarships to international students but the amount and number of awards are limited.
  • There are many sources for scholarships available but they require extensive research, innovative approaches and patience.

Scholarship Resources

Loan programs for International Students

  • College Board, College Handbook: Foreign Student Supplement by Gregory A. Barnes — a handbook that list schools that offer financial aid to international students (available from the PCC library)