International Students

International Students

eligibility information

Unfortunately, only Permanent Residents or citizens of the United States are eligible for need-based federal and University funds. As a public, state institution, we follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of Education in regards to federal funding. Visit the FAFSA website to determine your eligibility status. International students are expected to be self-funded and able to cover their educational costs for the entirety of their studies.

Check with each individual school of interest to determine if they offer private funding that may assist in financing your education. We also recommend looking into private scholarships, to see if you may be eligible.

Suggested resources for non-eligible students:

    • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) provides financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. Their search feature allow users to find scholarships around the world.
    • International Scholarships has listings of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist you in your pursuit to study abroad.
    • This website gives information to international students to consider when choosing a school in which to study. It includes suggested links that you can visit to learn more about international funding opportunities.
  • Edupass
    • The international student guide to studying in the USA.

DACA Work-Study

  • For students who are a part Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and have eligible work authorization paperwork. Eligible students can request Carolina Work-Study eligibility be added to their aid offer to earn potential work-study earnings through a work-study position. Check out the request form to learn more.