Wright State University’s Center for International Education (UCIE) offers merit-based scholarships designed to recognize academically outstanding international students. Scholarships are awarded to both incoming undergraduate and graduate students.
Citizenship Requirements for Federal Student Aid
To qualify for federal student aid, you must be a citizen or eligible noncitizen. Generally, you are an eligible noncitizen if you are:
- A permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551);
- A conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or
- The holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee," "Asylum Granted," "Parole" (I-94 confirms that you were paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), "Victim of human trafficking," T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant."
If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa (pertaining to international organizations), you are not eligible for federal student aid.
If you feel you meet citizenship requirements for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Alternative (Private) Loans
Students must initiate loan processing by contacting the alternative loan lender and applying for the loan. If approved for the loan, several steps must occur in order to receive alternative loan funds.