International Student Loan Comparison Tool

Whether you work with international or study abroad students, as you can attest, the cost of studying overseas can add up. Not only do your students have to cover their tuition and books, but they also have to pay for their travel, room and board, cultural activities, and more. If you have students who are trying to get their finances in order for predeparture, or if you have students who have an unexpected interruption in their finances, student loans can be a helpful resource to cover expenses.

How International Student Loans Work

Student loans for both international and study abroad students are a great way for students to finance their education overseas if they have maximized their scholarships, fellowships, grants, and potential work study options. The hard part is determining which loans work for your students.

Not all lenders work with all schools or with international students. With this in mind, it can be tough for a student to figure out which loans to apply for - especially if English isn’t their first language. That’s why we have developed the first-ever loan comparison tool for international students. Students input their citizenship and school, and will be instantly matched with a list of lenders that will work with students at that institution.

With our loan comparison tool your students can see a list of lenders, compare basic terms and conditions, and then apply online for the loan that meets their needs within minutes.

International Student Loan Eligibility

Our loans work for international, study abroad, and foreign enrolled students.

  • International Students who are non-US citizens must be studying at an eligible school in the United States. If the school is listed in our comparison tool, then it is automatically an approved institution. In addition, all international students must have a US cosigner who is a US citizen or permanent resident, with good credit, who has lived in the US for the past two years.
  • Study Abroad Students are eligible for our loans if they will be receiving credit through an approved institution. If their home university is listed in our comparison tool, then it is automatically an approved institution.While a cosigner is not always required, it can help increase the likelihood of approval with a low interest rate.
  • Foreign Enrolled Students. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for our student loans if they will be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an approved institution outside the US. If their host university is listed in our comparison tool, then it is automatically an approved institution.While a cosigner is not always required, it can help increase the likelihood of approval with a low interest rate.
Contact Jenny Frankel, Director of Financial Services, for more information.

Newsletter Sign Up

Please enter the letters as they are shown in the image. Letters are not case-sensitive.

Latest Blog Posts