Financial Aid Newsletter

June - Issue #27

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

Studying abroad is an incredible experience. It's a chance to grow as a person, learn about different cultures and languages, and explore the world. But before you can take that leap of faith into the unknown, you need to find funding! In this newsletter we cover finding a loan without a cosigner - and how to compare those loans, plus two wonderful scholarship opportunities. We've also got a great post to share about studying in Spain, and we define our Financial Aid term of the month: Enrollment Status.

The International Financial Aid Team


Loans Without A Cosigner

It's hard to figure out if you can study in the USA or Canada with a student loan that doesn’t require a cosigner. Our comparison tool is the only one that compares the lenders and their terms to show you if there is a no-cosigner loan at your university.

In just 10 seconds you can find exactly what you need!

Read our guide to finding a loan without a cosigner in the US or Canada.

Two Exciting Scholarship Opportunities

Are you dreaming of a college degree and were born outside the U.S.? Apply for the Women in STEM or Global Citizen scholarships! These opportunities are open to any international student who's been accepted to an eligible American or Canadian university and meet the other requirements:

Women in STEM Scholarship

Up to $3,000 for female international or DACA students studying STEM degree programs full-time at eligible schools.

Learn More

Global Citizen Scholarship

Up to $5,000 for international and DACA students studying any program at eligible universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Apply Now

How to Compare Loan Offers

International student loans are a great way to fill any remaining funding gaps when it comes to financing your college education. They allow students from all over the world to pay for their higher education, and they offer many benefits. However, it can be hard to know if you're getting a good deal or not. When you're considering an international student loan it is important to understand how it compares to other offers so that you can make the best decision for yourself before committing.

In this new resource, International Student Loan breaks down the most important factors to compare.

Study in Spain as an International Student

Spain is one of the most exciting countries in the world for international students. It has a rich culture, an excellent education system and a fantastic quality of life. There are many reasons why you should study in Spain as an international student, and if you'd like to know more, check out our post on the International Education Financial Aid Blog.

Financial Aid Explained: Enrollment Status

Enrollment status is reported by the school you attended, and indicates whether you are, or were, full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, less than half-time, withdrawn, graduated, etc.

To be eligible for international Student Loans you must usually be enrolled at least half-time.