I'm 18 years old and I'm considering taking a student loan as all the alternatives are exhausted and I can't continue my undergraduate studies without a loan. I don't have a history of credit and my father's credit isn't shiny as well if he wanted to be the co-signer. I still try and look for many options as possible. I'm willing to continue my education despite of all the costs I may incur. I know it's difficult for financial institutions to provide loans. I'm not a US citizen.
What are my options to take a student loan without a co-signer?
Grants and scholarships are unlikely and the money isn't sufficient to fund my entire studying period.