In this issue: find a loan in seconds, scholarship search, featured awards and more!

Financial Aid Newsletter

May - Issue #2

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Financial Aid Newsletter for International and Study Abroad Students brought to you by, and

Whether you’re an international student seeking an opportunity to study in the USA, or an American student studying abroad, we believe our financial aid sites will help you find the resources you need in your search for international scholarships and loans.

In this month’s edition you’ll find links to International Student Loan’s latest blog post about financial aid, information about one of IEFA’s featured scholarships for international students, and how to get social with us to keep updated on the latest financial aid news.

The International Financial Aid Team


Financial Aid Information for Students Studying in the USA

As an international student planning to study in the USA, there’s no doubt that you’ve already started to contemplate the financial implications of this decision, and you are probably wondering what your options are for financing the cost of studying outside your home country.

We have created this extremely useful post to give you as much information as we can to help you fulfill your dream of studying in the USA and finding the funding to enable you to do that.

International Student Loans: How to Apply

The loan comparison tool is the easiest way to compare the options available to you, as not every lender works with international students, and lenders only work with specific colleges and universities.

Our loan comparison tool lets you find the lenders that have loans available to you based on where you’re from, where you’re planning to study, and whether or not you have a cosigner - remember that a cosigner is not required at select schools in the US and Canada.

Use our loan comparison tool and see if an international student loan is available to you and to apply online.

International Student Loans: When to Apply

Once you have decided to study outside your home country, researched all your options and started the process, you need to turn your attention to funding.

With our international student loan finder there is no set deadline - you can search for a lender at any time and begin the application process. Although it is possible to begin the loan application prior to being accepted to your school, you will need to be accepted with your student visa to finalize the loan.

Keep in mind it is recommended that students apply at least 6 weeks before they want their funds to be available. However, get more details on when to apply in your situation:

Connect with Us on Social Media

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Are you on Facebook and Twitter? If so, connect with International Student Loan for up to date news on international student loans.

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You can also now connect with for the latest news on other financial aid options like scholarships. Get social with us to keep informed!

Featured Award: MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship

Did you know that our scholarship database has more than 1500 awards for you to search through?

We highlight a small number of Featured Awards - these are updated frequently and have been selected by the Financial Aid team. If you’re trying to find a good starting point in your financial aid search, why not start with our Featured Awards?

One of our current featured awards is the MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship:
The $5,000 MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship is a program designed to match the broad, diverse experiences of international students and recognise their extraordinary potential. Any student enrolled at an MPOWER partner college or university can apply irrespective of the field of study. | |
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