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International Financial Aid

Merit Scholarships – MCPHS University aspires to enroll students who have outstanding ability, academic promise, and a passion for healthcare. We recognize that a college education is one of the most important investments a student will make in his/her lifetime. To this end, our merit award program helps put an MCPHS University education within reach to qualified first-year applicants.  It is not necessary to submit a separate application for consideration; all applicants will be reviewed for merit at time of acceptance.

Students who are non-citizens may be eligible for federal need-based aid if they qualify for one of the following:

  • US permanent resident, with a Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”
  • Conditional Permanent resident (I-155C)
  • Other eligible noncitizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations:
  • Refugee
  • Asylum Granted
  • Indefinite Parole
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Cuban-Haitian Entrant
  • A Citizen of the Republic of Palau (PW), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (MH), or the Federated States of Micronesia (FM) 

You can receive federal student aid if you are an eligible noncitizen.  You must enter you eight on nine digit Alien Registration (ARN) on the FAFSA.

If your citizenship status has changed from an eligible noncitizen to a U.S. citizen you should contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to update your citizenship status.  If you do not update your citizenship status with the SSA, it could delay processing your financial aid.  To contact the SSA call 1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration’s Web site at www.ssa.gov

Students who are sponsored by their government or another type of scholarship must submit a letter of financial guarantee detailing the extent of their sponsorship or scholarship.

International Payments

MCPHS has partnered with Flywire by peerTransfer to eliminate hidden bank fees and ensure MCPHS receives the correct amount.  Students will save on exchange rates and in most cases make their payments in their home currency. Flywire will process the currency exchange offering the student wholesale exchange rates unmatched by traditional banks.  Flywire offers 24 hour customer support.