Financial Aid for International Students

Sources of Aid

Meridian’s Institutional Financial Aid Program

Financial Aid availability is limited and based on demonstrated financial need.

  • Meridian Income Share Agreement options available to students not eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA) who reside outside the US
  • Meridian’s Diversity Grant available to students not eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA). Qualified students may request a Meridian Diversity Grant. Criteria used in determining the student’s eligibility for the Diversity Grant are demonstrated financial need and meeting race/ethnic diversity criteria.
  • Meridian Impact Scholarships Available to students worldwide, Meridian University's Impact Scholarships represent the University's commitment to supporting graduates to take transformative action in the fields of psychology, business, coaching, education, and leadership.
  • Applicants and students in the following degree programs are eligible to apply for an Impact Scholarship:

1. MBA in Creative Enterprise

2. MEd in Educational Leadership

3. MA in Psychology

Meridian Institutional Financial Aid Process:
  1. International students start the financial aid process by completing the Institutional Financial Aid Application.
  2. Once the application has been received it will be reviewed for completeness. If additional information is needed a Financial Aid team member will reach out to you.
  3. Once your application is complete it will be submitted to the Financial Services Committee for review. This process can take 4-6 weeks so please ensure you have allowed for this when applying for your desired quarter.
  4. Once the Financial Services Committee has made a decision you will be notified via email.

The Financial Services Committee reviews Institutional Financial Aid applications holistically in making their decisions. The Committee considers numerous factors about the application as well as relevant aspects of the University. The Financial Services Committee expects students to take responsibility for some of their tuition therefore, full tuition scholarships are not offered.

Home Country Student Aid Program

Canadian Student Loan Program

Residents of Canada can explore educational loans through the Canadian Student Loan Program. Applications are available through the Canadian provincial governments.

Students from Latin American and Caribbean Countries

The Organization of American States, through the Rowe Fund, offers interest-free loans to eligible students from Latin American and Caribbean countries to help them finance their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States. For more information visit

External Scholarships

International Scholarship and Loan Options

General Information for International Students

Keep in mind that outside grants and scholarships are “free sources” of financial aid that do not have to be paid back. You should never be asked to pay for scholarship applications. Please be mindful and look out for financial aid scams.

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