In order to be considered for federal student aid you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student.
Generally, you are an eligible non-citizen if you are:
- a permanent resident of the U.S. and you have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551)
- a conditional permanent resident (I-151C)
- residing in the U.S. with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing any of the following designations: "Refugee,""Asylum Granted,""Indefinite Parole,""Humanitarian Parole," or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant."
***If you are neither a citizen or an eligible non-citizen you are not eligible for federal student aid. You may, however, apply for an alternative student loan through a U.S. lender. These loans are generally credit-based and require a co-signer or co-applicant who is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. Please contact Student Financial Aid for more information.
For scholarship information, please contact the Center for International Studies.