You are considered an “eligible noncitizen” if you fall into certain categories, such as the ones listed on the FASFA website.
A special note to international students:
Resources for financial assistance to international students who do not meet the criteria for eligible non-citizen status are extremely limited, therefore; it is imperative that each student makes clearly defined payment arrangements for the four-year period before arriving. Tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel and all other miscellaneous expenses must be included in the budget plan. This plan must be on file at the College of Dentistry.
Ultimately, financing a dental education is the responsibility of each student and their families. Applicants are encouraged to explore all outside sources for assistance in meeting their educational costs. International students commonly enroll in the payment plan each semester and pay the bill out of pocket. Typically, international students apply for private loan(s). Often, students need an endorser (cosigner) to be approved for the private loan.