International Student Financial Aid
There is limited financial aid for foreign nationals to study in the US, with the possible exception of citizens of Canada and Mexico.
Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources are restricted to US citizens and permanent residences. U.S. government student loans are not available to international students. Only two percent of all international students in the United States receive any funding from the U.S. government.
Certain agencies of the U.S. and foreign governments offer scholarships to international students. U.S. government funding comes only in the form of assistantships, fellowships, and awards programs. Colleges and universities provide funding through scholarships, grants, and fellowships, although these are limited and most are for graduate-level students.