Links for More Information on Financial Aid

Financing U.S. Study » Links for More Information on Financial Aid

Links for More Information on Financial Aid


Below are links to some additional useful sources of financial aid information available online. See also our U.S. Lifesection for some strategies and resources to save you money during travel and/or once you arrive in the United States and our Fields of Study section for resources that may exist for students in particular specialities.

Funding for U.S. Study. Excellent source for locating the hundreds of grants specifically for international students awarded by governments, foundations, and international organizations. Searchable by country/region or field of study. Institute of International Education.

American Institute of Iranian Studies Senior Fellowships.Offers established scholars in the field of Iranian studies the opportunity to come to the United States to collaborate with U.S. researchers in the field for several weeks or months. Preference is given to tenured faculty and museum researchers.

College Board Scholarship Search. For U.S. and international undergraduate students, lists about over 2,300 scholarships, internships and loans drawn from the College Board Scholarship Handbook.

Edupass. Specifically for international students considering U.S. study, this site discusses admissions, financing, English language study, visas, cultural differences, U.S. life and more. Includes a list showing which U.S. colleges and universities award the most financial aid to their international undergraduate students.

Fastweb. Students can enter profile (including citizenship information) then search database of scholarships (mostly for U.S. citizens). Additional matches may be sent in e-mail updates. College search program also available.

Finaid. While most information specifically for international students appears on sister site Edupass (see above), Finaid is also a valuable resource. For instance, it includes a list of Web addresses for college and university financial aid offices and information on scholarship scams.

Foundation Center International Visitor Information. Includes a section on aid for international students that provides links for a range of resources.

Grants and Related Resources. From Michigan State University Libraries, includes links to a wide range of Web resources.

Grants Information Collection. This resource from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, contains a wealth of information on both grants for individuals (including specifically international students) and fundraising resources and sources for nonprofit organizations.

GrantsNet. Search for funding to support research and advanced study in the biomedical sciences as well as undergraduate science education.

International Education Financial Aid. Specifically for those studying in a country other than their own, including international students in the United States. Includes database of over 1,000 scholarships, searchable by field of study.

Mobility International, Financial Aid Resources for Non-U.S. Citizens. Focus on aid for students with disabilities.

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships. For international democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists to work on a project that may focus on political, social, economic, legal, and/or cultural aspects of democratic development. Fellows spend from five to ten months at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, DC, so a working knowledge of English is required. 

Society of Iranian American Women for Education. Funds scholarships for Iranian nationals already holding F-1 visa status and attending college in Texas as well as Iranian-American students.

NeXXt Scholars Program. The NeXXt Scholars Program offers female students from Iran interested in studying STEM disciplines the opportunity to pursue undergraduate degree programs at U.S. women’s colleges. Students apply directly to any of the 38 U.S. women’s colleges participating in the NeXXt Scholars Program. 

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