International Student Funding Resources

Special Circumstances Funding

International students facing a financial emergency due to natural disasters or economic hardships in their home countries may present evidence of need to International Affairs to request support. Please schedule an appointment speak to an international advisor about your specific situation.

internationaladvising@unt.edu

International Texas Public Education Grant

TPEG-I is a need-based grant open to international students that have been enrolled at UNT for one full academic year. Applications open annually in May. Funding is awarded for the Fall semester.

international.scholarships@unt.edu

Country & Region Specific Opportunities

UNT’s Mexican Waiver provides eligible undergraduate and graduate students from Mexico with a non-resident tuition waiver that allows students to be charged the resident tuition rate.

The Good Neighbor Program provides tuition assistance to students from other nations of the Western Hemisphere (other than Cuba).

UNT Eagle Scholarship Portal

The University of North Texas offers various scholarship opportunities to help you finance your education. A scholarship is a financial award given to a student based on academic achievement and promise. Many scholarships are awarded based on merit. However, some also consider financial need. If you are awarded a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

Eagle Scholarship Portal

Scholarships for International Students

Department-Sponsored Scholarships

You can receive department-Sponsored scholarships from the college, department, or school in which you major. Application deadlines may vary. Please contact your academic advisor for more information. If you are awarded a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

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.

elmselect.com | thebalance.com | consumersadvocate.org/student-loans | studentloanhero.com.

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.

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.