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Who Is Considered an International Applicant?

The scenarios below describe whether you should apply following the standard application process or as an international student:

If you are a U.S. citizen currently living outside the U.S. (Expatriate):

  1. Follow the standard application process regardless of your current address.
  2. You have the option to email your application requirements directly to your admissions counselor.
  3. Please be sure to include your overseas address as well as your U.S. address on your application.

You are eligible for federal aid through the FAFSA beginning January 1. Click here for more detailed information about who can submit the FAFSA.


If you are a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the U.S.:

  1. Follow the application directions as if you were an international student.
  2. Be prepared to provide proof of visa or residency as part of the financial aid process.*

If you are a permanent resident/green card holder, you are eligible for federal aid through the FAFSA beginning January 1. Click here for more detailed information about who can submit the FAFSA.

If you are a visa holder, you are eligible for financial aid through the international student grant.

*In order to qualify for most forms of financial aid, students must submit proof of permanent residency or visa. Residency and visa status are not prerequisites for admission—just for financial aid.


If you are a non-U.S. citizen currently living outside of the U.S. or your country of birth:

  1. Follow the application directions for international students.
  2. You have the option to email your application requirements directly to your admissions counselor.

You are eligible for financial aid through the international student grant.