Loans for International Students
The Financial Aid Office will determine which loans to offer you based on your citizenship status and the information provided in your financial aid application. Your total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. You can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid or other resources (i.e., parents, relatives, friends and/or employers, and other external resources). Loans through Stanford GSB must be used for educational purposes only.
International students are strongly encouraged to look for loan options in their home country because they may be able to secure better interest rates. The Financial Aid Office will certify any educational private loan a student chooses; however, we recommend that you review the terms of these private loans, or any other private loan, before making your decision.
Stanford GSB works with Prodigy Finance and Star One Credit Union to provide loan options for international students. The school does not benefit in any way, financial or other, from these arrangements.
Prodigy Finance offers a loan to international students without requiring a cosigner. Prodigy Finance is unable to lend to international students who are from Antarctica, Sudan, or Taiwan.
Star One Credit Union – International Line of Credit
Star One Credit Union offers a line of credit to international students without requiring a social security number or a U.S. citizen as a cosigner. The following terms apply to for the 2014-15 academic year.
Lenders based in the United States (including Star One Credit Union) may not be able or willing to make loans to students from countries on the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions list; or to individuals identified by name, or related to or connected with anyone on the Specially Designated Nationals List. All applicants from these countries are strongly cautioned to be prepared to make their own financial arrangements to attend Stanford GSB.