Aid for International Students
You must be a citizen of the United States or have lawful permanent resident status to receive federal financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The standard documentation for a permanent resident of the United States is the Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551, since 1997) or Resident Alien Card (Form I-551, before 1997).
You are not eligible for financial aid if:
- You have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-717 or I-464)
- You are in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa only
- You are in the United States on a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa only
Other Resources for International Students
There are scholarships and fellowships awarded through the Law School that do not include citizenship or permanent resident status as a criterion.
Information about financial aid sources outside of WSU for international and Canadian students is available at:
- www.edupass.org - SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA
- www.iefa.org - International Education Financial Aid
- www.canlearn.ca - CanLearn Guide to Student Financial Assistance for Canadian citizens
- studentaid.gov - Information from the US Department of Education
- https://www.myglobaled.com/InternationalStudentLoans/index.html - Global Education Management Services
The WSU Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) can assist you with matters pertaining to immigration as well as issues with cross-cultural adjustment.
Office of International Students and Scholars
42 W. Warren
416 Welcome Center
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-3422
Resident tuition application
if you are in the United States for other than a temporary educational purpose, you may apply for resident status in the same manner as a U. S. citizen,
Visit the WSU Registration and Scheduling website for more information.
"Good Neighbor" Program
Under the Wayne State University "Good Neighbor" program, residents of Ontario, Canada, who enroll in WSU academic programs, excluding the MD program, will have the non-resident portion of fees waived.
Please direct questions concerning the WSU "Good Neighbor" program to 1-877-WSU-INFO [1-877-978-3636].
All students who are awarded a scholarship must have a current, complete FAFSA on file in order to receive a monetary award. File your FAFSA online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. If you do not file a FAFSA, you may receive the scholarship in name only.