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Information For: International Students

Federal regulations severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. University admissions policies require that students with F-1, F-2, J-1, and J-2 visas have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at SU; students with these visas are not eligible for federal student aid. However, some non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for funding through other sources.

Academic Scholarships at Salisbury University

Salisbury University scholarships are awarded to the most meritorious of applicants. Meritorious standards are defined by the combination of both, highly competitive scores on the SAT or ACT as well as exceptional grades in challenging course work. Additionally, students may be eligible for a variety of scholarships based upon leadership, particular majors, and financial need along with their academic records. A full scholarship listing can be found on the International scholarship page.

Graduate Assistantships

Salisbury University offers a number of Graduate Assistantships on a competitive basis.

Graduate Assistants are eligible to receive a salary and tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per academic year. To be eligible for the tuition waiver students must enroll for a minimum of six credits in both the fall and spring terms. Tuition is waived only for courses applicable toward Master’s degree requirements. The waiver of tuition does not include waiver of fees. Below is a link for additional information on Graduate Assistantships.

On Campus Employment

International students may work on campus provided they are maintaining F-1 status, do not work more than a total of 20 hours per week while school is in session and do not displace a U. S. resident. International students may be employed full time during holidays and vacation periods, including summer vacations, provided they are eligible and intend to register for the next school term. The 20-hour-per-week limit on employment while school is in session applies to all types of on-campus employment, including graduate assistantship. A 20-hour per-week graduate assistantship, for example, would exhaust eligibility for academic year on-campus work.

To view current on campus job opportunities, please visit Career Services.

Alternative Loans

Certain organizations allow international students to apply for loans.

Other Possible Funding

U.S. Department of State

The Consulate or Embassy of your home country.

FinAid's eduPASS website

University Payment Plan

Salisbury University has partnered with Higher One to offer payment plans. All of the payment plans are interest-free, debt-free ways to spread tuition payments over a number of months.

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