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Financing MBA Study as an International Student


Most top 10-15 business schools offer loan programs to international students to finance all or part of total expenses required to complete 2 years of MBA study. These loans are offered to admitted students without the U.S. based co-signor requirement.


Repayment starts about 6 months after graduation and repayment period can be 120 months or more. Some of these schools offer loans covering all expenses including tuition and living expenses while others have a maximum limit. Please check with each school for complete details of the loan programs.


Here are some of the Business Schools in USA that offer MBA loans to international students WITHOUT U.S. based co-signor


University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Stanford University
Columbia University
University of Chicago

Duke University (Fuqua)
University of Virginia (Darden)
New York University (Stern)
Dartmouth College (Tuck)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cornell University (Johnson)
Yale University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)


Loans cosigned by a US permanent resident are also available for international students.


International applicants who have lived in the U.S. and have developed a good credit rating spanning at least 36 months are also eligible to apply for private loans without a co-signor.


Visit http://www.studentloan.com and http://www.accessgroup.org for details on the above two categories of loans.


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