International Student Loans Available

January 6th, 2011 by IEFA

Student loans are available for international students studying at approved schools in the United States and Canada.  There are multiple loan programs available – today we will highlight the main two. International students are not eligible for US federal loans, for which you need to be a US citizen or permanent resident. However, the following two private loan programs are an excellent resource for non-US citizens: – International Student Loan is the main online resource for school loans for international students, and has been for years. Currently, International Student Loan offers loans up to the total cost of education, as determined by your school, minus any other aid received. These loans are school certified (as all student loans are now), meaning your school financial aid office must certify the final amount of the loan to ensure that you are not borrowing more than you need. And the kicker – the school determines how much you need, based on their total cost of education minus any other aid you receive.  The approved school list is quite long, meaning most US schools are approved for loans. With this loan program, interest payments are required while you are in school, with full repayment beginning 6 months after separation from school.

Find an international students loan in usa at – is the primary portal site for international education, and on its loan page it features a loan comparison tool with multiple lenders.  The school list is even longer, and you can find loans on the comparison tool that do not require any interest repayment while in school.

Check them both to figure out which is the best financing option for you.

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  1. Justin Chris Kpodi says:

    I’m a student from West Africa ( Liberia ????????)
    And I need a student aid or loans.
    Can someone please help me?

  2. Nonkululeko Monica Choba says:

    Hi, I am a high school student (grade 12) soon to be an undergraduate 2023 and I need a student aid or loan even a bursary/scholarship
    Can somebody please help me

  3. Amirjon Safarov says:

    Hey! I am a student from Tajikistan, Central Asia. Is there any way to get student loans or maybe scholarships and be eligible for them? Thank you.

  4. Nuuyoma Nakutwima says:

    I am a pilot student I completed my ground school and my only parent the father is paying for the course, I would like to find out how do I apply for the loan to complete my Pilot license at CAE OXFORD AVIATION ACADEMY PHOENIX in USA NEXT YEAR 2023. thank you

    • Al C says:

      Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, we do not have a lender for aviation courses at present.

      Please check back in the future.

  5. Nji Theophilus says:

    I’m an online student resident in Cameroon but studying at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health…I need a loan or scholarship to cover a portion of my school fees. Please help in any way if you can. Thanks

  6. Tobias martin wandugu says:

    Help me please

  7. Younoussa Gassama says:

    Hi there
    Hope that this message finds you well . In fact i am an international student looking for student loan without co-signer . Please could you suggests me some loans without co-signer ??
    And also if is there scholarships opportunities for me ..

    Thank you for help and support!!
    Best regards!!

    • Charmone Wallace says:


      I’m glad to hear from you! As an international student, finding a student loan without a co-signer can be a challenge, but there are options available. You may want to check out the following resources: and These websites offer international student loans without a co-signer requirement.

      Additionally, you can explore scholarship opportunities for international students. Many universities and organizations offer scholarships specifically for international students. You can research and apply for these scholarships through various resources such as:

      I hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your studies!

  8. Boyrot says:

    I got admission at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS Business Analytics program. I received aide of 2000.00 and the balance 60,000 I got loan to finance the two years program certified by my school. But I worry if the embassy won’t deny me due to loan financing. I am sorry if he might think I won’t come back to my homeland. Even though I have evidence that I’m legally married with two kids tying me back to always be with them.

  9. Hannah Asante says:

    Hello, I’m an external student from Ghana who has been admitted to Trebase Institution. I would like to enquire about whether your institution offers educational loans and financing options and the related requirements if yes.

    Thank you.

    • Charmone Wallace says:


      Thank you for your comment!

      We recommend exploring various scholarship and financial aid options that might be available to you. Our scholarship search tool can be a great resource. You can access it here:

      Additionally, for more comprehensive information on financial aid options, including loans and other forms of assistance, please visit our resources page here:

      Remember, each scholarship or financial aid program will have its own application process and requirements, so be sure to contact the relevant organizations directly for guidance.

      Best of luck with your studies, and keep pursuing your dreams!
      – The IEFA team

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