As an international student planning to study law at Saint Louis University, financial arrangements must be met before studies begin.
If you need assistance with financing your educational expenses, there are three sources of funding to explore: private scholarships for international students, private student loans, and possibly federal student loans. Review the eligibility criteria for each funding source below to determine if you qualify before completing an application.
Private Scholarships for International Students
Many national and international organizations sponsor scholarships for international students who have the desire to continue their education in the United States. Scholarships are funds that do not require repayment.
Saint Louis University has compiled a listing of scholarships available to international students. SLU does not administer these programs. The awarding organizations determine requirements and deadlines. If interested in applying for a scholarship, contact the organization as early as possible for applications, deadlines and requirements.
Please note, this should not be considered a comprehensive listing; additional private scholarships might be available to you. Check information online, but use caution. Remember that you don’t have to pay to find scholarships and other financial aid. Find further information here to avoid scams.
American and foreign students are invited to review these international scholarship opportunities. Please contact the listed reference for additional information.
Open to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have
earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree prior to Sept. 1, 2006. Applicant
must intend to devote herself full-time to proposed academic plan and intend to return
to home country to pursue a professional career. See website for application and further
requirement details. Award: up to $18,000.
AAUW Educational Foundation
PO Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243
Phone: (317) 337-1716
Web: AAUW International Fellowships
Applicant must be a citizen of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Purpose
of award is to encourage advanced study and research and increase understanding between
the U.S. and Scandinavia. Contact the ASF's cooperating organizations for specific
information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. See Web site
for ASF for organization links.
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 879-9779
Email: American-Scandinavian Foundation
Web: American Foundation Awards
Grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.
Student must be a national of a developing country and be at least 25 years of age
by Dec. 31, 2006, and not a U.S. Green Card holder. See website for full eligibility
criteria and application. Award: Up to $11,000.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund, Room H2-204
1818 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20433
Phone: (202) 473-8751
Email: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Web: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 255-3153
Web: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Sons of Norway Foundation
Sons of Norway
1455 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Email: Sons of Norway Foundation
Web: Sons of Norway Foundation
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Web: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Private Student Loans
Some private lenders offer these types of loans to international students. Loans must be repaid in full and based on the terms of the lender, which will include interest. Most private loans require a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer on the loan. Private loans are based on credit history, and the lender has discretion on approval on loan. Most private loan programs have similar requirements and limits. They mostly differ in guarantee, fees and repayment options.
Contact the appropriate lenders for specific requirements and qualifications. Saint Louis University provides a historical list of lenders who continue to participate in the student lending business and whom SLU students have used within the last three years.
Saint Louis University does not endorse or recommend any lending institution. Please read and research the various loans carefully to see which loan best fits your needs.
Federal Student Loans
This is not a common source of aid for international students. International students on a F1 or F2 student visa, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa do not qualify for federal student loans. However, the U.S. Department of Education offers federal student loans to some eligible non-citizens. Find more information about eligibility criteria for non-citizens.
For more information, either contact the awarding organization directly or call the Office of Student Financial Services at the School of Law at 314-977-3369 or via email.
The School of Law has a long-standing commitment to the study and practice of international and comparative law. Through the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), our faculty and students engage in a wide range of international activities. Contact CICL for information regarding admission into the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers or two-year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers programs.
For information regarding admission to the J.D. program, contact SLU LAW's Office of Admission.