Federal Aid for Graduate International Students
Federal regulations and University of Michigan policy severely limit the types of U.S. Federal financial assistance available to international students. Specifically, international students with F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2; and G series visas are not eligible for federal student aid.
Non-U.S. citizens may qualify for student financial aid programs if they are one of the following:
- A U.S. permanent resident with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151, I-551, or I-551C)
- If you have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I-464), you are not eligible for federal student aid.
- A U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island)
- An eligible non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing one or more of the following designations:
- Asylum Granted
- Indefinite Parole and/or Humanitarian Parole
- Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Status Pending
- Conditional Entrant (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
If you meet the above criteria, you may qualify for federal assistance.
Private Educational Loans
- Some U.S. lenders will provide private education loans for international students who have a qualified U.S. co-signer. Some lenders require that the student have a Social Security number prior to applying. To browse a selection of approved lenders, please visit the FASTChoice Private Education Loans – For International Students. The U of M has not endorsed these programs, but is making the information available to you.
- The university adheres to a Code of Conduct for Student Loans that prohibits inducements or incentives by private lenders.
Scholarships by Degree Program
- Full-Time MBA
- Part-time MBA (Evening, Online and Weekend)
- Executive MBA
- Master of Accounting (MAcc)
- Master of Supply Chain Management
Other Possible Funding Sources
For information about financial aid and private scholarships for international students contact:
- The U.S. Department of State
- The Consulate or Embassy of your home country
- If you have been admitted to U-M, contact your U-M school/college or department for other possible funding sources.
The Ross School of Business Office of Financial Aid is a satellite office of the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid. Disclaimer.