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Choosing Your Major – Don’t See Red, See Black!

July 25th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel
Choosing Your Major – Don’t See Red, See Black!

If you are financially savvy, then you may have heard the expression “being in the red” versus “being in the black”. Being in the red means that you are in a deficit situation whereas being in the black means that you’ll be in a good financial situation. Choosing your major as an international student is…

Details Emerge on Student Loan Deal

July 24th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

The Issue A bipartisan compromise from the Senate promises to resolve the student loan interest rate increase that went in effect earlier this month. Thanks to congressional inaction, the interest rate borrowers pay on government-subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. Though all parties agreed that something should be done, neither…

Breakthrough Reached on Student Loan Interest Rate Rise

July 19th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

Attention US students: Key negotiators in the Senate announced late Wednesday night that they had reached a tentative deal to resolve the recent jump in student loan interest rates. Though the legislation exists on paper only at the moment, because the agreement came from a round of talks between key Senators from both sides of…

Tuition Hikes – How Can International Student Loans Help?

July 18th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

Though the darkest days of the Great Recession may be over, the lessons it taught are still valuable. Indeed, it remains just as true now as in 2008 that college-educated workers are less likely to be unemployed than their lesser-educated peers and even if the United States unemployment rate is now well below its 2008…

Canadian Plan Aims to Increase International Student Enrollment

July 10th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

Canada has long been one of the world’s most popular destinations for international students but international student recruitment may soon become official government policy if the authors of a new report have their way. The report – which is entitled International Education, a Key Driver of Canada’s Future Prosperity – was compiled by the Advisory…

Stafford Loan Interest Rates Increase Today

July 1st, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel
Stafford Loan Interest Rates Increase Today

Breaking News: The date, long dreaded by college students and campus administrators around the US, has finally arrived. Thanks to congressional inaction, students who take subsidized government loans after Monday, July 1st will see their interest rates double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Bottom Line: That means that the already high burden of student loan debt…

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