Application Instructions for Foreign Students
Sallie Mae® Smart Option Student Loan®1
If you are an international student, you and your cosigner must complete a paper Smart Option Student Loan application. Please contact Sallie Mae to request an application.
Email your request for a Smart Option Student Loan application to email@example.com. Please provide the following information in the email:
- Full name
- Contact phone number
- School name and eight-digit U.S. Department of Education code
(if you do not have the school code, please provide the full address of the school you are attending)
Call Sallie Mae to request your Smart Option Student Loan application:
- If you are inside the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, please call us toll-free at
- Callers in other countries outside the U.S. can reach us using our International number: 302-451-0546302-451-0546
Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM ET
Friday 8:00AM–8:00PM ET
Sallie Mae Residency and Relocation Loans®2
If you are an international student without a Social Security number attending medical or dental school, you and your cosigner must complete a paper Residency & Relocation Loan application.
Sallie Mae Bar Study Loan®3
You and your cosigner must complete a paper Bar Study application.
Encouraging Responsible Borrowing
Sallie Mae has helped more than 30 million Americans pay for college since 1972. We encourage students and families to supplement their savings by exploring grants, scholarships, federal and state student loans, and to consider the anticipated monthly payments on their total student loan debt and their expected future earnings before considering a private education loan.