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Financial Aid for International Students

Merit-Based Scholarships

Gordon awards merit-based scholarships based on academic achievement and excellence. These can be renewed annually, as long as you consistently meet grade point average (GPA) requirements.

R. Judson Carlberg Global Scholars
Recipients of this scholarship will receive $13,000/year (or $52,000 over 4 years).

David Franz Global Scholars
Recipients of this scholarship will receive $9,000/year (or $36,000 over 4 years).

For international students who do not take the SAT 1 or ACT with Writing, but opt to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), scholarships will be determined by TOEFL or IELTS score and strength of academic performance as evidenced in student's academic records and overall application. 

International Student Grant

In addition to merit-based scholarships, deserving international applicants are also eligible to receive International Grants based on financial need. To find out how much aid you qualify for, please complete the two steps below. 

1. Fill out the International Student Finance Form
2. Fill out our Expanded International Student Finance form (for accepted students)

Students are encouraged to complete both forms as soon as possible in order to be considered for full financial aid packaging.  

Minister and Missionary Scholarship

Awarded to incoming students of fall 2021 whose parents are in full-time ministry or missions work. To apply for this scholarship, please complete the form on the following page:

Apply for the minister and missionary scholarship ➔

Church Student Assistance Program

The Church Student Assistance Program is an opportunity for a church to assist its Gordon students with college costs by giving a minimum of $250. Gordon will match up to $1,000 of their gift.

Learn more about the Church Student Assistance Program ➔

On-Campus Employment

The Student Employment Office provides students with part-time, temporary, and seasonal employment opportunities while enrolled at Gordon. Visit the following site for more information:

Student Employment at Gordon College

Loans with a Co-Signer

For international students who are not eligible for federal loans, private or alternative educational loans may be available. Private educational loan programs vary by lender. Please contact specific lenders to find out about terms and conditions that may apply:

Alternative Loan Information (ELM Select Portal)