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Financial Aid for International Students

Resources are limited for international students who want to study in the United States. About half of the international graduate students studying in the United States are paying for their education entirely with their own funds or that of their family. However, there are several financial aid options for international students.


Degree from outside the United States


You will need to have your degree transcript evaluated if it is from an institution located outside of the United States in order to establish equivalency with a regionally accredited US degree.

We accept evaluations from the following services:

If you are requesting transfer credit or if you are applying to any program within the School of Psychology, you must request a detailed course evaluation including grade point average (GPA).  Otherwise, you may request the basic course evaluation.  Admission Standards Policy


For many of our programs you do not need to move to the US in order to receive your degree.  Look at the residency requirements for your program of interest to determine if and when you may need to travel.  Talk with your Admission Advisor to discuss your specific situation.

Travel for Face-to-Face Meetings

Short visits for face-to-face meetings do not require an F-1 student visa, as they are “conference” or “educational meeting” events according to US Customs.  You can receive a Travel/Tourist visa for the length of the session.

Student Visas

Fielding is approved to support F-1 student visas, which allow students to live in the US while attending Fielding. Online only programs and half-time programs are not eligible for F-1 student visas. The Registrar’s Office can provide documentation as necessary for student visas.

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