Maybe. United States federal regulations governing financial aid require that you be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen to receive financial aid. An eligible noncitizen is defined as:
- U.S. permanent resident, and you have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551).
- Conditional permanent resident (I-151C).
- Other eligible noncitizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing any one of the following designations:
- "Indefinite Parole" and/or " Humanitarian Parole,"
- "Asylum Granted,"
- "Cuban-Haitian Entrant."
- Other eligible noncitizen with a Temporary Resident Card (I-688).
If you are in the U.S. on only an F1 or F2 student visa, only a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or only a G series (pertaining to international organizations), you are not eligible for federal student aid.
If you are an international student in need of assistance, the following may be of some help to you:
- International Education Financial Aid web site
Provides information on financial aid for international students and includes a free searchable database of scholarships and awards as well as a number of other resources of relevance.