LSU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid is in charge of the selection of scholarships for international freshman and transfer students. All LSU scholarships for international students are merit-based; LSU does not offer need-based scholarships to international students. NOTE: International Services does not play a role in determining which students receive scholarships.
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Since LSU does not have a scholarship that covers all expenses for an academic year, all international applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 student status must provide a completed Affidavit of Support form for at least the balance between the amount of the confirmed award and the total estimated expenses. Please note: International Services cannot process your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility without proper certification of your total financial support. (For the most current estimated expenses, please click here.)
International graduate students have opportunities to apply for assistantships, fellowships and other awards. NOTE: International Services does not play a role in determining which students receive financial aid assistance.
Academic departments recruit and hire graduate assistants on an individual basis; therefore, you must contact the individual department for an application. All communication regarding graduate assistantships should be directed to the chairperson of the department. For more information, visit the “Financial Assistance” section on the LSU Graduate School’s Web site at http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/#.
Departmental nomination and admission/enrollment in an academic degree program is required in order to be eligible for consideration of a tuition award. This award does not cover University fees. (For the most current fees, visit LSU’s Office of Budget and Planning’s Web site at http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm.)
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You can also search online for private agencies that offer scholarships. Also contact agencies (government, corporations, etc.) in your home country for possible scholarships or loan programs for the purpose of study in the United States or abroad. Below are some example Web site you can visit. NOTE: There are many additional sites for scholarships, but you need to search for those on your own.
www.oas.org/rowe (loans for citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean)
www.credila.com (loans for Indian citizens)
DISCLAIMER: Financial aid assistance that you receive from any of the sites above and agreements that you may with these entities is your responsibility. International Services and LSU are not responsible for or involved in any decisions that you make regarding your relationship with any of these entities. International Services and LSU also are not responsible for the terms and agreements that you make with these entities.
This page was last updated , September 2, 2011