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Apply for LLM Financial Aid

Financial aid may be offered to a few international applicants demonstrating financial need and outstanding academic achievement who would otherwise be unable to pay for the LLM program. Those applicants must submit a separate written statement with their application materials that provides details on their finances, including the amount and sources of funding available to support their USF studies. No financial aid application will be considered without this information. Since funds are limited, it is to the scholarship applicant's advantage to submit their complete application with supporting materials as early as possible.

In addition, Discover offers private loans to international students, who are neither citizens nor permanent residents if they have a credit-worthy US citizen as a co-signor.  See www.discoverstudentloans.com or call 877.728.3030. 

U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents needing financial aid may submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Such students may qualify for an Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan of up to $20,500. Additional information on financial aid for U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents is available by clicking here.   For further information about these and other programs contact the USF School of Law Office of Financial Aid.

External Sources of Financial Aid for International Students

Please be advised that this list is based on the most current data available and may be subject to change. Please consult the direct websites for the most updated information.

Searchable Library and General Financial Aid Web Resources

eduPASS is an online guide and resource which includes listings of loans and scholarship information. www.edupass.org/finaid

Foundation Center is a guide and free online tutorial for international students seeking scholarships to study in the US. http://foundationcenter.org/

Global Student Loan Corporation is an educational loan program for international students. http://www.globalslc.com/

International Scholarships is a searchable database of specific scholarships and loans. http://www.internationalscholarships.com/

International Student Organization of America (ISOA) has an extensive list of grants and scholarships through various organizations. www.isoa.org/list_scholarships.aspx

Specific Organizations Providing Grants or Scholarships

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants lists International Fellowships that are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: December 1, 2011 (for 2012-2013 academic year) www.aauw.org

Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program provides “micro-grants” for students interested in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and other similar areas. http://www.asil.org/helton-fellowship.cfm

Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions across the United States.  Check website for updated deadlines. http://www.irex.org/project/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-program

Fondo Per Studenti Italiani (The Italian Student Loan Fund) offers financial aid to Italian university graduates, who wish to attend a post-graduate course (Master or Ph.D.) in the United States.  Please check website for specific eligibility requirements and updated deadlines. http://www.fondostudentiitaliani.it/bulletin.htm

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to individuals from IFP countries (check listing on website). Check website for application instructions and deadlines when new applicants are being accepted. http://www.fordifp.net

Fulbright Foundation, Institute for International Education allows foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.  The Institute of International Educations (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States. Check website for specific deadlines. www.iie.org

International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of grants and scholarships to women graduates for post-graduate study.  Check national headquarters for specific deadlines. http://www.ifuw.org/what/fellowships/international/

 Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) offers scholarships to women who are nationals of a developing country.  More specific criteria are listed on the website. Check website for specific deadline. http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-us.html 

Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.  Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are awarded throughout the year. Deadlines: Vary; please check website www.soros.org

Organization of American States (OAS); Education Portal of the Americas offers financial assistance to citizens of OAS member states. Leos S. Rowe Pan American Fund (www.oas.org/rowe) is an educational loan program of the OAS.  They grant interest-free loans (up to $15,000) to citizens from Latin American and Caribbean countries to finance their studies in accredited universities in the US.  Deadline: Please check website for specific dates.OAS Website:  www.oas.org ; Education Portal of the Americas: www.educoas.org

P.E.O. International, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.  Please check website for specific eligibility requirements. Deadlines: Eligibility information -- Dec. 15, Application forms -- Jan. 31, Confirmation of admission and Income Verification – April 1, Awards announced in May  www.peointernational.org

Rotary International sponsors academic year scholarships.  While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups.  Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. Deadlines:  Vary; please consult the website  www.rotary.org

World Wide Studies (for students from Ukraine) awards grants to Ukrainian students to get Master’s degrees. http://worldwidestudies.org

For further, more country/region specific information please contact us.