International students must follow Roseman’s process, which is described in detail on the Student Services page.

A financial aid applicant who is neither a U.S. citizen nor U.S. permanent resident is not eligible to apply for Federal financial aid (including loans, grants, and work-study) through the U.S. Department of Education and should not fill out a FAFSA application.

However, several private (non-federal) educational loans allow application by such students if they obtain a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-signer. The co-signer must supply a U.S. social security number, have a satisfactory credit history, and demonstrate sufficient current income to repay credit obligations (including the educational loan). The student applicant should provide a U.S. social security number, if possible. With a creditworthy co-signer, a student can borrow up to the cost of attendance. The interest rates are variable. For more details on these private/alternative education loans (and/or to verify the latest information, which may be changed by the lenders without notice), contact the lenders directly.

 

If a student has secured a private educational loan, he/she must notify the Financial Aid Office so the loan can be certified and disbursed to the university in a timely manner. Loans cannot be disbursed before the student has begun the academic year (i.e., the first day of class).

For more information please see the U.S. Department of Education’s Information for International Students.