Summer break is here – plan ahead! As temperatures rise life at many college campuses around the country are starting to wind down. Though summer break may seem like an ideal time to embrace a carefree attitude, because the summer term brings with it many changes to the normal pace of collegiate life, to best enjoy this time it is always a good idea to plan ahead. This is especially true if you plan to stay close to – or even continue attending – your school during the summer break. Here are a couple of questions to consider: Read the rest of this entry »
As the country prepares for the Memorial Day holiday, many student loan holders have their eyes on a July 1st deadline that, without Congressional action, will allow interest rates to jump from 3.4 to 6.8 percent for millions of subsidized Stafford loans. Though neither Republicans or Democrats believe that rates should be allowed to double in July, they remain divided over a solution to the problem. And so was born the student loan debate in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »
Though international students may at first consider the State Department’s student visa application to be their first and last step when it comes to studying in the United States, they will soon discover that there other hurdles to overcome before they can begin their studies in the US. The reality is that funding can be an obstacle not only to be admitted into the university or college but also once the degree program has begun. When it comes to funding college, many students typically rely on personal wealth, university funding (such as scholarships), and student loans. While it’s important for students to find funding they don’t have to pay back, some students will turn to international student loans to help cover their funding gap. To do this, however, you should ask yourself who can be your cosigner for an international student loan? Read the rest of this entry »
If you are running the numbers on the cost of your education, you may find that even though you’ve scraped together your money, applied to an overwhelming amount of scholarships, and sought out any institutional aid – you are still coming up short to cover your education costs. The good news is that whether you’ve realized this before your academic term or even once you’ve started, you can apply for an international student loan throughout the year.
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Benjamin Franklin, America’s great sage, may have said that death and taxes are life’s only certainty but to that list we humbly suggest you add college and food. After all, the value of a college education is at an all-time high in today’s increasingly competitive job market and, well, you have to eat. Just because prices for both are likewise at all-time highs, however, does not mean you are consigned to a diet of ramen and water! Here are few budget-friendly food tips for college students looking to make their student loans goes the distance: Read the rest of this entry »