International Students

The mission of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is to facilitate global education and cultural exchange at Emory University through services and programs for Emory international students and the wider community with whom they interact. At present, there is no federal, state or Emory need-based funding available for international students.

An international student enrolled in the Goizueta Business School does have options for financing the cost of attendance with private education loans.

Option 1:  Private education loans with a credit worthy U.S. citizen cosigner.  You may borrow up to full cost of education less any other aid received provided you and your cosigner meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the lender.  There are a number of lenders who offer this type of loan.  The interest rate and fees will be determined by the lender.  Please select the following link to review specific borrowing options: Private Loan Lender List for International Students.  Emory will certify any loan selected by a Goizueta MBA student and does not place any limit or restriction on a student's choice of lender.  The Office of Financial Aid does advise students to carefully consider any loan they borrow and to compare rates, fees and other expenses when considering loans.

Option 2: Emory Alliance Credit Union Custom MBA Loan is a private education loan offered to International Graduate Students at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. A U.S. citizen cosigner is not required for this loan. An applicant must be an international student attending Goizueta and become a member of the Emory Alliance Credit Union to receive funding. You may borrow a total of $84,000 for your MBA program. There is a maximum loan amount of $50,000 per academic year (or the cost of attendance less any other aid received). The minimum loan amount that you may request is $5,000.  Student Choice will send first time borrowers a personal email of support that may be used for I-20 completion.   The loan requires Goizueta Business School to provide guaranty against loan losses of the lender. Timely repayment of outstanding loan balances will ensure the sustainability of this program.

The cost of attendance for student loans is set by Emory’s Office of Financial Aid. This may be different from the cost given by the Business School.

You may only borrow one academic year at a time. You cannot borrow the full cost of the program on one application/promissory note.

Immigration documentation is required by the lender prior to disbursement of loans.