International Student Financing

Financing College in the U.S.

Guilford is dedicated to helping international students achieve their education goals. However, since Guilford cannot offer aid to cover all expenses, you should be prepared to pay a part, if not all, of your costs to attend. We strongly recommend you search for external sources of financial aid. The following are meant to help you in the search.

Academic Scholarships

Admitted students are eligible for merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 (U.S.). The specific amounts are based on academic achievements, the strength of the student's curriculum, meaningful activities outside of the classroom and information provided in the the student's essay and letters of recommendation. There is a priority application deadline of February 1 for students interested in scholarships.

Student Loans

Here's a partial list of lenders who may be willing to give an educational loan to international students. As a loan, there is an expectation of repayment to the lender. Most will require students to have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or a documente


Follow each lender’s instructions carefully. If your application is approved, the lender will notify Guilford College, and we will provide an amended financial aid award letter.

Working on Campus


Enrolled students are eligible to work on campus to earn money toward expenses. These funds cannot be applied to your school tuition and fees.