JOIN US LIVE ONLINE: Learn How to Compare Student Loans
July 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

DSC_0036International student loans are available now, and can cover up to the total cost of your education. If you apply now, you’ll have time to get the funds before the new school year begins. When it comes to international student loans, you’ll need to compare your options and find the loan that works best for you. That is why on Thursday, July 24th, at 11:00 EST we will have our next Google Hangout on how to compare your international student loan options.

Join Bryanna Davis, our International Student Loan Specialist, as she shows you step by step on how to find an international student loan – and begin the application process right online.

International Student Loan invites you to attend our Hangout on How to Compare Student Loans.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW

Set your calendars for Thursday, July 24th, at 11am EST and prepare any questions you have, as we will have a live Question and Answer series right after.

We look forward to seeing you soon, so that if something comes up where you realize you need money to cover your tuition, books, supplies, transportation, etc., you know you can turn to international student loans to help cover the gap.


Did you miss our live hangout on How You Can Compare Your Student Loans? You can watch it here:

For this and other great videos, check out our Featured Financial Aid Videos here.


Third and Final Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 18th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

This is it! We’ve announced two lucky winners in our Financial Aid Fun Contest so far, and there’s still one more chance! Here is the 3rd and final question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

 

Question #3

“What percentage of international students rely on personal or family support to fund their education in the US?”

Need a hint? Click here for the answer!

Congrats to our Winner:

Bò Bụ Bẫm

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winner next Thursday, July 24. This is the final question for our Financial Aid Fun Contest this year, but you’ll have another chance next year! Also, be sure the check our blog and social media outlets for new, fun contests and information that can help you fund your international education!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally and, your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


4 Tips to Land a Summer Job
July 16th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Young couple relax on deck of sailing boat103585169Finding the perfect place to work this season begins with you, but to help you with your quest, we’ve put together 4 Tips to Land a Summer Job.

While most students are more concerned with getting a tan than boosting their resumes, you’re setting  yourself apart already, by considering the idea of a summer job. Even working part-time through the summer will guarantee a paycheck, and the extra experience may be just the boost you need to earn your dream job down the road. Read the rest of this entry »


Second Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 11th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

This contest is so exciting! We’ve already announced our winner of last week’s drawing. Now here’s chance number 2 to win in our Financial Aid Fun Contest! Here is the #2next question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

 

Question #2

“What is your favorite page on InternationalStudentLoan.com?”

And the Winner of $100 is: Sunshine Darling

 http://www.internationalstudentloan.com/resources/making-a-repayment-plan.php

“This is the first time I have visited this website and I am completely impressed by the post in the link below. It dawns on me about things I have to do when it’s time for me to pay back the loan which enables me to study abroad. I have harbored the dream of learning in other countries especially European ones for a long time. However, I find it hard to get 100% scholarship, which makes my hope somehow faded away. The information your website gives me is extremely precious to me. Now, my belief comes back and I eventually work out what I have to do for my future.”
View Question #3 here.

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winners the next Thursday, July 17. Don’t worry if the winner is not you. A new question will be announced the following Friday – there are three questions and three chances to win during the three weeks of the contest!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally and, your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


4 Steps To Take Before Applying For Student Loans
July 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Ladder of Success470849445Deciding how you are going to pay for college is never as exciting as completing the initial applications or sifting through acceptance letters, but needless to say, it’s still an  important of  the college process.  After other forms of funding have been paid out, loans are used to “cover the gap” and provide the extra funding you need to finance your education, but it’s important to remember these 4 Steps To Take Before Applying For Student Loans.

Step #1 – Fill Out A FAFSA

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which basically offers  government money for students to attend school – none of which need to be paid back! Needless to say, the less money you need to borrow on your student loan, the better. This only applies to US citizens and permanent residents. If you are an international student on a F-1, J-1 or M-1, please proceed to step #2. Read the rest of this entry »


First Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 2nd, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

#1Today is the day! Our Financial Aid Fun Contest has officially begun! Here is the first question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

Question #1

“What is a cosigner?”

And the Winner of $100 is: Islam Taher

“A cosigner is someone who guarantees that if the borrower cannot pay back the loan, they will be legally responsible to pay back the debt. In other words, the cosigner is taking on a huge responsibility for the international student loan or study abroad loan since they are being asked to accept the responsibility of paying back the total loan amount plus any interest.”

View Question #2 here.

View Question #3 here.

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winners the following week. Don’t worry if the winner is not you. A new question will be announced next Friday – you have three questions and three chances to win during the next three weeks!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally, and your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


Announcing the Financial Aid Fun Contest!
July 1st, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

summerpiggybank165182522Financial Aid just got a lot more fun! In honor of summer, InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally, and your’s truly, International Student Loan, have teamed up to bring you an opportunity to win money while you learn more about international student loans, just by surfing the net and playing on social media! Too good to be true? Not this time!

What is the Financial Aid Fun Contest?

We’ll be posting a new question (often with a link to help you), once a week for three weeks. Mark your calendars for:

On each of these days, we’ll ask you a question. Share your answer with us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog! For each question you get right, you’ll be automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card. That means you’ve got 3 chances to win for a total of $300! Deadline for submission of each question is 3pm EST on Wednesday of the following week (July 9th, July 16th and July 23rd).

How can you win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll post the first question, starting July 2, 2014. Just submit the answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, or submitting it directly on our blog. We’ll announce the winners the following Thursday. Don’t worry if the winner is not you.  A new question will be announced on Friday – so try again!

Who knew financial aid could be so much fun?