International Students

International Students

Are international students eligible for Federal Stafford Loans?

No, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for Stafford Loans.

What kind of financial aid is available to international students?

International students may be eligible to receive Hofstra Law merit-based scholarship funding only, as determined by the Office of Admissions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to their ineligibility for federal loans, many international students may have a significant gap between total costs and available funding. Thus, we encourage all international students to investigate all available options in their home countries and outside funding organizations. International students may also get useful information at

As an international student, what types of loans am I eligible to receive?

The only alternative financing available is through a private lender/bank. Most require a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen. Approval of these loans is made independently by the lending institution after Hofstra certifies your enrollment and cost of attendance.

Does Hofstra Law School offer any loans?

Yes, they are based on need and funding is very limited.

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