Additional Funding Resources

UNT Start Green Stay Green

Students experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to reach out to a student aid advocate with UNT's Start Green Stay Green program. Simply complete the form online and the student aid advocate will research and provide appropriate resources for your particular situation as an international student at UNT. Please note that this is a service for students currently enrolled at UNT.

UNT Student Money Management Center

Many thanks to the UNT Student Money Management Center for their contributions to this list of funding resources. The mission of the Student Money Management Center is to prepare students to be financially responsible in a rapidly changing world. The vision of the Student Money Management Center is for students to have the knowledge, resources, and confidence to become financially responsible. Programs include Financial Wellness, Financial Preparedness, and the Eagle Support Program.

External Scholarships

It does take time and effort to identify potential scholarship opportunities and that is often what deters students – they feel that it is not worth the time or effort. Hard truth. The scholarship process in this country is intended to be at no cost to applicants – from researching, creating profiles, applying, to awards. That will not mitigate the presence of advertising for fee-based services you may come across while using at-no-cost websites. Websites have bills to pay.

Keep in mind that most scholarship funds are disbursed at a future date. While you may find it challenging attaining scholarship funding for immediate needs, scholarships can be an excellent funding source to help you in the future to continue and complete your degree matriculation.

Private Loans

The UNT Financial Aid Office will often recommend that you research private lenders. | | |

Please keep in mind that the university has no affiliation with these sites. Some lenders may consider international students, while others may not. Most will require a US citizen or resident as a cosigner.

You may also want to contact your personal bank/credit union. 

Private Lenders for International Students

Many international students don’t have a U.S. credit history. Without finding a co-signer who does, these borrowers have few alternative funding options. There is a growing number of private lenders specializing in serving international students. It is imperative for you to review terms and conditions before considering whether to submit a loan application or not.