Loans for International Students

August 22nd, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

If you are an international student studying in the United States, you may be putting your last minute budget together before the new school year begins. When considering the many costs to fund your education – even if you don’t consider tuition – you’ll soon realize that the costs can add up fast. With travel, transportation, living expenses, room and board, and entertainment just to name a few, you may have realized that you need some extra help.

Private student loans for international students can help you make up the difference. With the new school year right around the corner, it’s not too late to apply and get approved within a few short weeks. International students should consider the funds they’ll need for the upcoming academic year, and apply for no more than the amount they need. Compare lenders to make sure you get the rates and terms that work best for you.

Remember, not all lenders work with international students – and to make matters more complicated, not all lenders that work with international students work with all schools. The international student loan comparison tool will allow you to find all the lenders that will work with you – at your school. Then, once you have a list of loans for international students, you can compare the terms and conditions, and choose the loan that’s right for you!

Studying in the United States can open many doors to international students, either at home or abroad. To make the most of your time overseas, be sure to plan ahead and think smart. If you take the time to budget ahead, you’ll be able to make the most of your education and open opportunities to your future career path.

Do you have questions about loans for international student? Contact our representatives for more information.

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  1. Mohamedawel kadi says:

    Contact me

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Mohamedawel,

      Thank you for your interest. I have sent you an email with further information on international student loans. Please feel free to reply with any questions you might have.

      I hope you find the aid you are looking for.

  2. jb nelly says:

    please i need info abt study loans for students going to the caribbean from africa. i have searched bu i cant find. please send me a mail. thanks

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi JB,

      Unfortunately, our loan programs are for international students from anywhere in the world studying in the United States, or for US students studying abroad. We do not currently have a program for international students studying elsewhere in the world, even with a US co-signer. However, you can find out more about available scholarships here.

  3. Olufunmi Felicia Olujide says:

    what is your interest rate

  4. Preethi Kosanam says:


    I am international student in the UK doing masters and looking for a student loan.

    • 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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