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Nafsa san jose regional funding an international education in the usa

  1. 1. Bryanna LindblomMarketing CoordinatorInternational Student LoanNassef GirgisDirector of International Students & ScholarsUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
  2. 2. Current statistics of primary sources ofinternational student educational fundingWays to assist your international studentapplicant to preview the true cost of a USeducationAwareness of alternative financial aid resourcesthat may be available to international students atvarious stages of their educational journeyAwareness of the extent of your personal/professional involvement in this process
  3. 3. Personal and Family Funds (63%)U.S. College or University (23%)Home Government/University (6%)Current Employment (5%)U.S. Government (1%)U.S. Private Sponsor (1%)Foreign Private Sponsor (1%)Other Sources (1%)International Organization (0%) Open Doors Report 2011
  4. 4. Percent of Education Funded from Personal and Family Funds70.0%68.0%66.0%64.0%62.0%60.0%58.0% 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 Open Doors Report 2011
  5. 5. An InternationalStudent Financial AidAdvisor?
  6. 6. Interruptionloss of financial support!
  7. 7. This first step is one of the biggest-know whatinternational students are up against ◦ Private vs Public ◦ Community college vs State university ◦ City vs Rural ◦ Personal aid vs Institutional aid
  8. 8. *Sample Budget Sheet Courtesy of NAFSA
  9. 9. Bank statementEmployment letters◦ Teacher Assistant letter◦ Graduate Assistant letterLetter of financial guaranteeConditional loan approval
  10. 10. ScholarshipGrantAssistantshipFellowship
  11. 11. Private Home organizations government or (U.S. and embassy international) Religious Foundations and organizations Philanthropiesand associations Colleges and International universities agencies
  12. 12. Know what is availableBe aware of the basicapplication procedureProactively seek to influencethe process and distributionof scholarships tointernational students
  13. 13. International student application fee ($40)deposited into foundation account10K to establish an endowed scholarshipfund for international students – return onendowment is distributed in scholarshipsannuallyBoosting the number and value ofscholarships by giving an extra 2–3K annuallyCreating a new scholarship forfreshmen…great recruitment tool
  14. 14. Share with your students information aboutscholarships (deadline, application, criteria)Benefit from having a scholarship namedafter your office (program) Recognition as donor Recruitment tool for new students Office visibility at a scholarship award ceremony Earn extra gratitude from your students
  15. 15. 30% of scholarships offered are available toall students (including international)Inform students of the possibility ofscholarship availabilityCreating a new scholarship for internationalStudents from the student administrative feecollected every semester
  16. 16. • * Fulbright Program For Foreign Students | Institute of International • * The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA | eduPASS Education Provides a wide range of information, from admissions to Awards grants to international students for Master’s or Ph.D. study at financial aid to passports and visas, for international students U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. Programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by planning to study in the U.S. Financial aid information is Fulbright Commissions in the applicants home countries. Program provided through FastWeb, a scholarship search engine that eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. requires a free registration process.• * Funding For US Study: International Scholarships | Institute of International Education • Fellowships | Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Database of scholarships, fellowships and grants for all levels of post- Supports international fellowships and grant programs in the secondary study, across the full range of academic areas. Search by social sciences. Provides access to information on current region, area of study, name of program, or location in the U.S. funding opportunities, online applications, guide to writing research grant proposals.• * NAFSA: Association of International Educators NAFSA promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. The web site includes information on grants and • * Study Abroad Funding scholarships and links to other informational sites. From IIE Passport, this resource allows searching by country and subject to find study abroad funding information,• * Social Science Research Council including scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Supports fellowships and grant programs in the social sciences. The Fellowship section of the web site provides access to information on current funding opportunities and online applications. There is also a • * International Scholarships for Developing Countries useful guide to writing research grant proposals, The Art of Writing Searchable by level of study, target group, subject, place of Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science study, and keyword. Research Council Competitions, available in full text. * Adopted from
  17. 17. • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program | Institute of • Scholar Rescue Fund | Institute of International Education International Education Provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work This program places mid-career professionals at select are threatened in their home countries. One-year fellowships U.S. universities for professional enrichment and support temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and training. This page lists eligible countries and fields, application procedures, and selection criteria. other higher learning institutions in safe locations anywhere in the Administered by the Institute of International Education world, enabling them to pursue their academic work. (IIE) for the U.S. Department of State. • Institute of International Education• International Scholarships Has a searchable database of grants, scholarships, and Includes information about international education and training loans for students wishing to study abroad. It can be programs, including Fulbright scholarships. searched by field of study, location of study, award type, and keywords. • Scholarships for Students Regardless of Immigration Status [PDF] These scholarships do not require a social security number, legal• International Students | Study in the USA Study in the USA provides international students with residency, or citizenship in order to apply. As a general rule, if an information about hundreds of colleges, universities and application asks for your social security number and you do not have English-language programs in the United States. one yet, leave that space blank but still fill out• Mobility International USA (MIUSA) • US College Search for International Students | Petersons MIUSA is a cross-disability service organization that provides information on international exchange and This scholarship search tool provided by the publishers of the international development programs. It runs the < Petersons Guides includes International Scholarship Search and> National Clearinghouse on International Graduate Scholarship Search. Disability and Exchange, which features a funding database that includes fellowships and financial aid for non-U.S. citizens and residents.
  18. 18. Work StudyCurriculum Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  19. 19. • Stafford Loan• Perkins Loan• PLUS LoanWhich of these are available to aninternational student?
  20. 20. How can international students apply?How much can they borrow?Is a co-signer needed, what are therequirements?How long does initial approval take?
  21. 21. Interest RateRepayment PeriodIncome upon graduationHave they maxed out their “free money”?
  22. 22. The depth and the extent of your involvement in thisprocess depends in your personal and professionalcircumstancesDevelop your own handy guide(s) that will helpstudents make a sound and realistic financialdecisionDevelop a list of resources (on and off campus) thatmay open different aid outlet option for your studentProactively seek to influence the international studentscholarship process and distribution
  23. 23. Any Questions?Bryanna Lindblom Nassef nassef.girgis@unlv.eduInternational Student Loan University of Nevada, Las Vegas224 First Street 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 1035Neptune Beach, FL 32266 Las Vegas, NV 89154Toll Free USA (888) 247-1387 ext 115 (702) 895-0464Direct +1 (904) 247-1387 ext 115