Paying for College

We know, you’re a really busy person and you don’t want to waste time searching for individual ways to help in paying for college. So we’ve provided you with a list below of some organizations, government offices, and companies that offer resources about scholarships, student loans with no co-signer, and more money-related topics specifically for international students in the USA.

Don’t forget that you can always get in touch with your school’s international student unit and also its financial aid office to get specific information.

AAUW Education Foundation

The AAUW Education Foundation provides fellowships to women pursuing graduate or post-graduate studies who are not citizens or permanent residents of the USA.


EducationUSA centers are sponsored by the U.S. government and are located all around the world. They provide resources and events about the college application process and how to adjust to life as an international student in the USA.

Federal Student Aid

The Office of Federal Student Aid is under the United States Department of Education and is in charge of making financial aid available for students. Though it primarily provides funding to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (including through the FAFSA form), some options are available for international students.


This company focuses on data to provide advice and tips about key components in life, including education. Its detailed overview of all financial-related issues for foreign students breaks down which steps to take to help in paying for college costs.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Founded in 1919, IIE is the largest non-profit organization in the USA devoted to international exchange. IIE manages over 200 programs and creates scholarship awards and training programs. Their website also includes a searchable database of scholarships.

MPOWER Financing

MPOWER Financing is a mission-focused fintech firm and provider of international educational loans. It is the only student lender in the world that doesn’t require a co-signer and that leverages both overseas and USA credit data, as well as future earning potential, to serve promising international and DACA students from over 200 nations.


This personal finance company offers information about everything associated with money, including comparisons and commendations. The website also offers guides, articles, and how-tos.

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