In this issue: still time to get a loan, win $4,000, social security numbers, and how to find a scholarship!

Financial Aid Newsletter

September - Issue #6

Welcome to the Financial Aid Newsletter for international and study abroad students brought to you by, and

In this month’s newsletter find scholarships and loans for last-minute funding for this semester, enter the Travel Video Contest for a chance to win $4,000, and learn about Social Security numbers.

We hope you enjoy, and if there are any topics you’d like us to cover in detail in future newsletters please let us know.

The International Financial Aid Team


It’s Still Possible to get a Loan for this Semester!

If you are attending one of the many colleges or universities on our eligible school list and need additional funding to cover unexpected costs you can still apply for a loan. Plus, at certain schools, loans that don't require a cosigner are available!

To get started visit our loan comparison tool and follow these three easy steps. You could find a lender in less than 10 seconds!

  1. Enter your information and click 'Find My Student Loan'
  2. Review and compare the student loans available to you
  3. Choose an international student loan and apply online

The Travel Video Contest is Open

Calling all dreamers! If you’re hoping to be an international student and have a specific school in mind, or if you’re already an international student with a dream trip you’ve always wanted to take, here’s your chance to win up to $4,000 to apply towards it!

With five unique prizes this year,’s annual Travel Video contest is back for 2019! Get those films started and submit them before the deadline! All contest details can be found on the main contest page:

Social Security Numbers and International Student Loans

Learn everything you need to know about Social Security numbers (SSN) for international students in the USA who are applying for international student loans.

In this useful resource you will gain insight on who is eligible for an SSN, how to apply for one, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions students have. Explore the world of Social Security numbers in the US.

How to Search and Find a Scholarship

IEFA is the premier resource on scholarship and grant information for students wishing to study outside their home country. Within the search, you will have free access to comprehensive scholarship listings for international and study abroad students.

Use our search tool to find a specific award by name, or filter awards by your field of study, location of study and/or nationality. Narrowing down the list of more than 1,600 scholarships allows you to focus on the awards you’re most eligible to win!

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