For decades, the United States has been a beacon of higher education around the world. With its globally recognized colleges and universities, students from around the world have been coming to America to pursue higher education. But how can they secure an international student loan to finance those educations?
To receive federal student financial aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national (including natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island) or a U.S. permanent resident who holds a permanent resident card.
However, study abroad students are eligible for some private, international student loans. At Citizens Bank, our private student loan product, the Citizens Bank Student Loan™, allows international students to apply as long as they have a credit-worthy co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
Remember that international studying in the U.S. will require considerable preparation on your part. Among the things you'll need to arrange for are:
Some of these arrangements take longer than they used to in the post-9/11 environment. So don't wait until the last minute to make your plans.
Find helpful information about the Citizens Bank Citizens Bank Student Loan™. If you still have questions, call a student loan specialist at 1-888-411-0266, and we'll help walk you through the process.