International Students

The responsibility for covering educational expenses (e.g. tuition, fees, room and board) rests with the student and his or her family. International students must submit proof of their family's ability to cover the estimated cost of the first year's educational expenses, as well as projected support for subsequent years of study at Rochester.

Canadian and Mexican citizens may apply for need-based financial aid, but must demonstrate the ability to pay the difference between the total cost of attendance and the financial aid package to secure a student visa. For more information, please visit our page specific to Canadian and Mexican students.

All applicants who need a student visa to study legally in the United States must complete the International Financial Support Form and return it to the Office of Admissions, along with copies of current bank statements.

Merit Scholarships

Every applicant for admission earns consideration for merit scholarships. Admitted international students who receive any merit scholarship need only demonstrate the ability to pay for the remaining educational expenses. Beginning in 2013, Rochester is a Davis United World College Scholars Program partner.

Eligible Non-Citizens

To be considered an eligible non-citizen, you must be a permanent resident of the United States who is legally permitted to live and work in the United States. You may be required to show proof of your status to the Financial Aid Office by providing a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551). If you have questions about whether you are considered an eligible non-citizen for financial aid purposes, please contact your counselor.

Eligible non-citizens follow the same financial aid application process as eligible U.S. citizens. Please see the Prospective Undergraduates section for details.

Alternative Student Loan Financing

Alternative student loan financing is available for international students; however, a U.S. cosigner is required. For more details, visit the Alternative Loans section on our website.

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