Financial Aid Resources for International Students

ISSS regularly receives inquiries and requests from international students seeking to acquire financial assistance for study in the U.S. The ISSS does not offer financial assistance; we recommend that you access the St. Thomas University financial aid website for an official listing of financial aid resources.  Additionally, the following link and resources may assist you in your search for financial aid. 

“Eighty-one percent of the international students in the United States finance their education through personal and family sources at the undergraduate level. Among graduate students, the figure is forty-seven percent.” – Source: NAFSA: Association of International Educators


  • eduPASS – The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA

Funding for U.S. Study, A Guide for Foreign Nationals. Institute for International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017-3580, U.S.A. This resource list more than 600 sources of funding for international students (graduate and postdoctoral programs). Telephone 212-883-8200.

The International Student’s Guide to Going to College in America. Sidonia Dalby, Sally Rubenstone, and Emily H. Weir, Macmillian, New York, 1996.

International Student Loan Program

Leo S. Rowe Fund (“the Rowe Fund”)