International Student Resources
Below are on-campus and off-campus resources for current International students.
- Automatic Consideration Scholarships
- Congregational Partners in Education (CPE) Award
- Additional Outside Scholarship Resources
- Private/Alternative Loans
- These loans are offered by third-party private lenders and interest rates range depending on the servicer. Most of the time, they do require a U.S. citizen as a co-signer, and a credit check is involved.
- Cal Lutheran Payment Plan
- Cal Lutheran has a payment plan which allows you to pay any remaining balance (that financial aid doesn’t cover) in monthly installments.
- Student Employment Office - Cal Lutheran
- International or foreign born students who are enrolled at least part-time in a degree seeking program (undergraduate, graduate, or professionals) may be eligible to work on-campus. All students are required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the US and students must apply for a social security card prior to working.
- Download this Instruction Sheet.
- For questions, contact the Office of Student Employment.
- Cal Lutheran Global Engagement Fund
- The Cal Lutheran Global Engagement Fund serves as a financial resource program intended to offer assistance to students in crisis or address financial needs in support of global education initiatives at Cal Lutheran. The program is made possible by generous donors supporting Cal Lutheran student success.
- Community Cupboard
- The Community Cupboard provides non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards, and Ullman Commons guest meals to any current Cal Lutheran student who may need additional support.
- Health, Counseling and Safety
- As a student at Cal Lutheran, your wellbeing is our number one priority. Our close-knit nature as a private, liberal arts institution means that we look after one another, and our community of faculty, staff, and fellow students are authentically invested in you.
The following scholarships and websites are sponsored by outside agencies and are not affiliated with California Lutheran University. Please be sure to exercise caution in your search as Cal Lutheran won't be held liable for the contents of the websites below and does not endorse scholarship search engines for which there is a fee.
- National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA)
- This resource provides information primarily for students with nonimmigrant visas (F-1, J-1, etc.)
- StudentAid.gov – Non U.S. Citizens
- The OISS assist international students on F1 and J1 status. However, there are other students who hold a different type of U.S. visa/status and attend higher education institutions. Visit the link above for financial aid eligibility information.
- Study California Scholarship
- Each fall, Study California awards a scholarship to five international students planning to continue at a Study California member institution. Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic ability, financial need, and leadership qualities. The scholarship award is $1,000 per student recipient and is not renewable.
- OAS Rowe Fund Program
- The Rowe Fund Program of the Organization of American States (OAS) aims to support Latin American and Caribbean students pursuing higher education in the United States by providing interest-free loans and supplementary scholarships.
- International Education and Financial Aid (IEFA)
- IEFA is a resource for international scholarships and grant information for students.
- Scholarship Search Tool - Department of Labor
- How to avoid scholarship scams – Finaid.org
- The most common scholarship scams – Consumer.ftc.gov
Any combination of Cal Lutheran scholarships, grants, and awards may not exceed the amount of tuition. All students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to be eligible for institutional aid. Undergraduate students must be registered full-time and meet required individual scholarship standards in order to maintain institutional awards.