If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, Penn Dental Medicine encourages you to explore funding sources from within your home country, including government and private scholarships and loans. As part of the visa application process, you must have a confirmed source of financial support for the time you will be in the U.S. on a student visa.
International students are eligible to borrow private loans with an approved U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer to pay their educational costs.
While the Office of Student Affairs makes every attempt to provide current and complete financial resource information, this list is by no means comprehensive. Programs, deadlines, and eligibility requirements are constantly changing. Please review the program links carefully. Student Affairs cannot assume responsibility for the information provided.
The following is a list of financial aid resources available to international dental students, including eligibility requirements and important deadline information.
Foreign students must document their ability to cover their cost of education for the duration of the program. Foreign students are not eligible for need-based aid or federal loans. There is funding available for foreign students through private lenders. All lenders require a credit-worthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-signer(s). Please go to the Student Financial Services website for more information regarding private (alternative) loans for international students
Your credit history is one of the most important factors used in determining your loan eligibility. Most loan programs require some form of credit evaluation for the co-signer and the individual requesting the loan. If you have defaulted on a previous educational loan, you are ineligible for future loans.
Please contact the Student Financial Services Office Office of Student Affairs at 215-898-4550 with any questions.
Assistance for Canadian Students
Other Loan Options