International students have the following options to assist in financing educational costs. A Student Financial Service advisor is available to answer any additional questions.
Merit and Need-based Grants for International Students (undergraduates only):
St. Edward's University offers undergraduate academic scholarships through the admission application. To be considered for St. Edward's University need-based grants, an undergraduate International student should complete the CollegeBoard CSS Profile application for International Applicants using our school code: 6619. This application will require information about your family’s income, assets, and expenses allowing you to enter the information in your home currency.
The CSS Profile application priority deadline for new students is January 15 and for current students March 1.
Education Loans for International Students
In general, international students are not eligible for U.S. federal educational loans since these loans require U.S. citizenship or certain eligible non-citizen status.
Private/alternative educational loans are an option for international students. These loans allow application with a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-signer. The loan co-signer must have a U.S. social security number, a satisfactory credit history, and demonstrate sufficient current income to repay credit obligations (including the educational loan). With a creditworthy co-signer, a student can borrow up to the Cost of Attendance minus other financial aid. The interest rates on these loans are variable.
St. Edward’s Monthly Payment Plan:
St. Edward’s monthly payment plan offers an opportunity for students to take advantage of this payment plan to pay out their expenses over the course of a semester. The university does not charge interest for the deferred portion of the payment plan, although it does charge a nominal participation fee each semester. Students can elect to enroll in this plan during registration.
Other Resources for International Students:
These sites provide additional information about international student financial aid:
Organization of American States Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean.