There are limited forms of support to international students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Eligible Canadian citizens, or landed immigrants, or Mexican citizens may be eligible for the Non-Residential Tuition Differential Scholarship as either an incoming undergraduate freshman or a transfer student.
For Graduate International Students, the Non-Residential Graduate Tuition Scholarship provides up to 80% of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition assessment. College specific applications can be obtained at the following links:
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not have a Non-Resident Scholarship at this time.
Additional information can be obtained from your college advisor.
There are a number of private scholarship websites that are geared to international students. These websites are excellent resources and dedicated to promoting international study.
- IEFA: International Education Financial Aid
- Institute of International Education
- International Scholarships Online
- Scholarships Canada
- International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center
There are also private loans that are available to international students. Typically international students are eligible only with a creditworthy cosigner, who must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Some lenders require that the student borrower have a Social Security Number.
To qualify for need-based aid from federal and university sources, students must be a U.S. citizen or national or be an eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens include student who have one of the following USCIS (United States Citizenship Immigration Services):
- I-151, I-1551, or I-551C (Alien Registration Receipt Card)
Other Eligible Non-Citizens
An Arrival-Departure Record (1-94) showing one of the designations to be considered eligible:
- "Asylum Granted"
- "Indefinite Parole" and/or "Humanitarian Parole"
- "Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Status Pending"
- "Conditional Entrant" (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
A Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I-464) does not provide an eligible status for federal student aid.
Students who have a visa status of F-1 or F-2, J1 or J2 or G series are not eligible for any federal student aid.
The Office of International Affairs is a resource for all international students. It is located at
780 Town Center Drive, Room 108, Dearborn, MI 48126. Many services are provided and can be a great assistance to students.