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International Student Blog

Interest Rate Questions for International Student Loans

December 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

As the cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise, more international students than ever are looking for assistance when it comes to financing their higher education goals. As a result, while personal savings (self-financing) and scholarships (financial aid) remain the two most widely-used ways for such students to pay for college…

Financial Aid for Brazilian Students in the US

December 17th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

When it comes to international higher education in the United States it is hard to ignore the elephant (and tiger) in the room. Indeed, according to the latest Open Doors data, China and India represented the two leading places of origin for students coming to the United States. Together they account for more than a…

Understanding Interest Rates for International Student Loans

December 13th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

It comes as no surprise that international students are interested in, well, interest. After all, interest – broadly defined as the money above and beyond the principal (original amount of the loan) paid to the lender in exchange for borrowing money – represents a significant financial burden for any kind of loan. That burden, however,…

South Korean Enrollment Affected By Finances

December 4th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

The results are in for this past academic year and South Koreans were the third most populous group of international students in the US, following China and India respectively. Interestingly, if you look back at the data, you’ll notice that South Korean students have had consistent enrollments with limited growth, staying around 72,000 for years….

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