Funding and Loan Information

International Services

Institutional financial aid for international students is limited. Academic scholarships are available to international students on the basis of academic qualifications, and will be determined at the time the student’s application for admission is reviewed. Generally, international students must show evidence of ability to pay all direct and indirect costs of attendance. Indirect costs include expenses not covered by tuition, room/board and fee charges, and are such things as travel, personal living expenses, and living expenses when school is not in session and when the student is unable to return home and books. United States Immigration law requires non-U.S. citizens who are not permanent residents to submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances form as proof that assets are available to cover all costs of attendance. Educational loans are available to international students through a variety of lending institutions. Virtually all require the signature of a U.S. co-signer. For more information, call, write or e-mail the Office of Financial Aid.

NOTE: Financial aid (including scholarships) for United States citizens living overseas will be determined as other United States citizens, that is, by academic qualifications and the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Loan Information for International Students

Citibank- The Student Loan Corporation (Requires a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident)

College Board


Fast Web!


Institute of International Education

International Education Financial Aid

Internet Resources for Educational Advisors

ISO Student Health Insurance

The MacArthur Foundation

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority

Saint Leo University Scholarships Page

Wells Fargo Student Loans for College

Bank and Funding Contacts

American Express


Organization of American States – Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund
The Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, or the Rowe Fund, is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Rowe Fund helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars.

These loans are granted on the understanding that recipients agree to repay the loan in full and return to their home countries to apply their knowledge and training as well as continue to promote cultural exchange and development in the region. Rowe Fund loans include:

  • Deferred repayment while in school
  • No application or processing fees
  • Use of non-profit guarantor(s)
  • Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round and at any time during your studies
  • Funding is sent directly to the student after approval
  • Easy access to loan application forms and instructions