If you are an international student, financial aid is generally limited to institutional aid programs provided by the college and outside scholarships obtained by you through private sources. There are also limited opportunities for you to borrow a private loan; however, most of these loan programs require a U.S. citizen to serve as a co-signer.
International students are not eligible for the federal and state of Idaho financial aid programs. The federal and state financial aid programs require international students to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident of the United States.
International students may be eligible for scholarships awarded by colleges or departments. Generally, there is no separate application needed for these scholarships. The department/college will review your admissions files and academic records and select scholarship recipients based on this information.
Any international student can search for scholarships from agencies outside the college on the internet. For more information and links to some online search engines, see outside scholarships. The following sites may provide assistance as well.
* International Scholarships Online
* The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA
International Student Loans
There are limited opportunities for international students to obtain a private alternative loan. Most lenders require international students to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid alien registration card and a co-signer. Click here for a comprehensive list of international private alternative educational loan lenders.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strictly regulates employment for international students.