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International Student Resources

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While Simon offers merit scholarship support to a number of highly qualified applicants, most awards cover only a portion of tuition costs and do not cover living expenses. Therefore, we strongly encourage international students to develop a plan for funding graduate study prior to applying to the Simon Business School.


Loans are disbursed through the Financial Aid Office; visit the University of Rochester's financial aid website for additional information.

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Student Employment

We want our students to gain the most from their graduate school experience through involvement in the many learning opportunities offered locally and globally. Employment obligations, aside from the relevant project work and internships, can take away from the experience. Most students find that life as a Simon Business School student is very demanding.

International students may work up to 20 hours per week; however, only a small percentage of our students pursue campus employment due to the academic rigor of the program, as well as the time typically allocated to extra-curricular activities, social activities, and the internship/employment search. International students may not work off campus during the first three terms (quarters) of their program—which amounts to one academic year—as governed by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration. Thereafter, authorization to work off campus is required for summer internships or during the academic year.

Simon Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are available on a selective basis to some MS students and second-year MBA students. GA positions working with faculty are based on academic performance in the first year of the MBA program. An interview and selection process is typically used for GA roles in administrative offices. There are also opportunities within the University for on-campus student employment.  

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Other Resources

In addition to federal loans, scholarships, and employment, students should also consider personal savings, family funds, sponsorship by their company or government, and other outside loans, grants, and scholarships.

Several resources exist for international students seeking financial aid to study in the US. Some banks will authorize loans to international students, provided that the student has a credit worthy US co-signer to guarantee the loan. Also, some lenders may offer collateral loans or loans secured by a credit-worthy foreign citizen.

Please refer to the resources below for more information:

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Disclaimer:  The University of Rochester does not maintain a preferred lender list. Thus, the University has no agreements or relationships with any lenders and does not receive any benefit, financial or otherwise, from the use of alternative loans by students.

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