You must be a citizen of the United States or have lawful permanent resident status to receive federal financial aid.
The standard documentation for a permanent resident of the United States is the Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551, since 1997) or Resident Alien Card (Form I-551, before 1997).
You are not eligible for federal financial aid if:
You have only a Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-717 or I-464)
You are in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa only
You are in the United States on a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa only
Other resources for international students
U. S. citizenship is not a requirement for admission to WSU. There are scholarships and fellowships awarded that do not include citizenship or permanent resident status as a criterion.
www.edupass.org - SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA
www.iefa.org - International Education Financial Aid www.canlearn.ca - CanLearn Guide to Student Financial Assistance for Canadian citizens
studentaid.gov - Information from the US Department of Education
The WSU Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) can assist you with matters pertaining to immigration as well as issues with cross-cultural adjustment.
Office of International Students and Scholars
42 W. Warren
416 Welcome Center
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-3422
Resident tuition application
if you are in the United States for other than a temporary educational purpose, you may apply for resident status in the same manner as a U. S. citizen,
Visit the WSU Registration and Scheduling website for more information.