Study Abroad Loans
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who choose to study abroad will likely find that the expenses will add up fast. With tuition,
books, transportation, and living expenses, study abroad students may find that after all their
financial aid, they still need more money to cover their expenses.
If you’ve maximized your scholarships, grants, and federal loans, then you may consider applying to
private study abroad loans that can help you cover the costs. Our loan comparison tool will allow you to
compare loans and find the loan that’s suitable to meet your needs – and you can apply right online.
Understanding the Loan Process
As a study abroad student, you can apply for our loans anywhere in the world. Use our compare student
loan tool to begin the process:
- Complete the student loan tool where you’ll be matched with lenders
- Evaluate which loan option works for you, and apply right online
- Your loan will be evaluated and if approved, will need your school’s authorization
- You will need to sign a Promissory Note and supply any other requested information
- Funds will be disbursed directly to your school
Am I eligible for a Study Abroad Loan?
Students who are US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for study abroad loans if they are
participating in a study abroad program at an approved school in the United States. The student must
receive credit at their home college or university. If you are not sure if your school is eligible, see
the complete list of eligible schools. Your school must be accredited by an agency recognized by the
United States Secretary of Education and be eligible to participate in federal student aid programs.
Are Cosigners Required?
US citizens and US permanent residents are not required to have a cosigner, but often times the addition
of one can increase the likelihood of approval as well as secure a more favorable interest rate. Your
cosigner must also be a US citizen or US permanent resident that has lived in the US the last two years.
Your cosigner must have a valid social security number and pass a credit check.
What Study Abroad Loans Are Used For
Like all private student loans, study abroad loans can be used for education-related expenses. These
expenses include tuition, books, fees, insurance, transportation, room and board, and other
school-related expenses. You can borrow the total cost of your education minus any other financial aid
you have received. Your school will certify the total amount you are able to borrow.
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