Haas has secured multiple loan options for international students that do not require a co-signer (“risk-share” loans). Risk-share lenders were selected based on their ability to make loans at reasonable rates for a population of students ineligible for Federal Loans and who did not have access to a U.S. Co-signer or an SSN, and based on the ability of the school to share in the risk and make these options possible.
The combined borrowing capacity for the risk-share loan options below is $60,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. Borrowing limits on the risk-share loans for international students are revisited every year. Students may not combine risk-share lending with other lending options.
Please note, students are not responsible for making loan payments on risk-share loans while enrolled in at least 6 units or during the grace period. The grace period commences after graduation, or after dropping below 6 units. Borrowers of these risk-share loans are expected to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and enroll in at least 6 units per term to be eligible for loan disbursement.
The Cost of Attendance will guide the total amount of loan you are able to borrow from any source. Limits may be impacted by other sources of funding including but not limited to scholarships/ fellowships, sponsorships and private loans certified through our office.
Loan maximums will be the lowest of either
To apply for funds, go to the Discover Student Loan website for Haas MFE Students. If you need assistance during the loan process, please call their dedicated Custom Graduate Loan customer service number at 1-800-973-5145 as opposed to the generic number appearing on their website.
To apply for funds, go to the Elements Financial Loan Program website for Haas Students and click on "Apply Now/Draw Request".
If you have or obtain an SSN while in the program, be sure to update the lender for smoother servicing after you graduate!