You must be one of the following to receive federal student aid:
If you are not in one of these categories, you must be an eligible noncitizen, and you must have an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing one of the following designations:
If you have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I-464), you are not eligible for federal student aid.
If you are in the United States on certain visas, including an F1 or F2 student visa or on a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa only, you are not eligible for federal student aid. Also, persons with G series visas (pertaining to international organizations) are not eligible.
International students can apply for a private loan that may require a U.S. (creditworthy) cosigner.
SCHOLARSHIPS (Foreign LL.M. Students)
For possible funding sources, check:
There are a limited number of merit-based scholarships awarded to non-US lawyers admitted to the LL.M. program at the University of Houston Law Center. Scholarships may be program-specific and the number that is available may vary from year-to-year.