Financial assistance is limited for international students, but some funding is available. U.S. Federal Financial Aid for "Eligible Non-Citizens" includes students who are: U.S. permanent residents with a permanent resident card (I 551) or conditional permanent residents (I-551C). Non U.S. citizens with an Arrival Departure Record (I 94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: (a) "Refugee," (b) "Asylum Granted," (c) "Parolee" or (d) "Cuban Haitian Entrant" are eligible to apply for federal aid. If you are an eligible non-citizen you may apply for U.S. federal aid funds by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Georgetown offers a very limited number of need-based scholarships to selected first-year international students who demonstrate financial need.
Prospective international students who wish to be considered for one of these awards should indicate their interest on the application for undergraduate admission and should submit a CSS/Financial Aid Profile online.
Georgetown offers merit-based scholarships and fellowships to graduate candidates who are recommended by their program. International students compete for these awards on an equal basis with U.S. citizens. For more information about these awards graduate students should contact their academic program department.
Multilingual staff are available by appointment. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for assistance.
The Georgetown Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Scholarship for Peace
This Georgetown scholarship was established by generous donors for international students from war-torn areas of the world with demonstrated financial need.
All international students who apply for admission to the university will be considered for the scholarship. Each school's admission committee nominates international candidates based on their admission application records. Candidates nominated for an Arrupe award (typically less than 10 students a year) will be invited to complete a supplemental financial aid application to assess their financial need for the Arrupe scholarship award.
- Go to the GU Resources for International Students, which describes loans, employment and other financing options.
- The eduPASS Guide to Studying in the USA provides information about what an international student needs to know about studying and living in the United States.
- The International Student and Study Abroad Resource Center contains news, information and resources for students around the world who want to study abroad.
- The International Student Loan Program Center describes loan programs designed especially for international students.
- The International Scholarship Search is a free searchable database of scholarships and other awards for international students.