State and federal financial aid is not available for international students; however, there are some other resources that you should investigate.
Check with the school or department to which you are applying or have been accepted to determine if they have any possible fellowships, assistantships, or scholarships available.
There are several FREE online scholarship search tools and a Scholarship Bulletin Board. There are also Financial Aid Information Pages specifically for international students at: www.edupass.org and www.iefa.org
Student loans are another option to consider. There are a number of private education loans that are available to international students who can provide a cosigner who is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. Some of these lenders are:
Citibank CitiAssist Loan
TERI Alternative Loan
Nellie Mae Grad Excel Loan
Sallie Mae International Loans