Federal regulations and U-M policy limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. University admissions policies require that students with F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, and G-series visas have enough resources to meet their expenses at U-M; students with these visas are not eligible for federal student aid. However, some non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for need-based financial aid programs. A paper copy of this information is also available here.
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For information about financial aid and private scholarships for international students contact:
- The U.S. Department of State
- The Consulate or Embassy of your home country
- FinAid's eduPASS website
- If you have been admitted to U-M, contact your U-M school/college or department for other possible funding sources.
Private Loans: Some U.S. lenders will provide private education loans for international students who have a qualified U.S. co-signer. Some lenders require that the student have a Social Security number prior to applying. See our Private Loans page for more information. U-M has not endorsed these programs, but is making the information available to you.
A student who is a non-U.S. citizen might qualify for need-based student financial aid programs under the following conditions:
- The student is a U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island).
- The student is a U.S. permanent resident with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551 or I-551C).
- The student is an eligible non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) showing one or more of the following designations:
- Asylum Granted
- Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Status Pending
- Conditional Entrant (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
- Victims of Human Trafficking T-visa (T-2, T-3, T-4, etc.) Holder
- Parolee (The student must be paroled into the United States for at least one year and must be able to provide evidence from the Dept. of Homeland Security/USCIS that he or she in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intends to become a citizen or permanent resident.)
- If you have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I-464), you are noteligible for federal student aid.
- If you are in the United States on certain visas, including an F1 or F2 student visa or a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, you are not eligible for federal student aid.
- Persons with G-series visas (pertaining to international organizations) are not eligible. For more information about other types of visas that are not acceptable, check with your school's financial aid office.
- Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are eligible only for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs) and Federal Work-Study; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
- An Authorization for Parole document alone is not sufficient for financial aid.