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Australia Now Most Expensive Destination for International Students

August 30th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

Australia’s rising prosperity represents a mixed blessing for the country’s international students. In fact, a report recently released by the international banking and investment firm HSBC reveals that the world’s sixth largest country is now the most expensive place to study abroad. This finding comes as something of a surprise considering the fact that both the…

New Tool Shows Economic Impact on Immigration Reform

August 22nd, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel
New Tool Shows Economic Impact on Immigration Reform

While studying in the US can be a significant investment for international students, investing in international students themselves can have a huge return on investment for the US economy as a whole. New research compiled by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, reveals that the US is missing the proverbial boat when it comes to…

Making the Most of International Student Loans

August 19th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

Receiving a loan dispersal – or any other financial aid – can sometimes feel like winning the lottery. After all, it is not every day that students receive checks with so many digits. That, however, is the point: even though it may feel exciting it is not an everyday occurrence, and those funds need to…

Infographic: Fund Your Education in the USA

August 15th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel
Infographic: Fund Your Education in the USA

As an international student preparing to come to the United States, you have a number of concerns on your mind. Chances are one of the most pressing of these concerns is how you will fund your education. Unfortunately, international students generally end up paying more than US students for their education. International students are not…

Expenses to Plan for When Beginning a Semester Abroad

August 11th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

Colleges and universities do their best to help incoming students anticipate the costs of college by providing financial projections and cost calculators galore but because all students are unique, such estimates should serve only as tentative – not definite – guides to the costs associated with higher education. After all, even single school tuition rates…

Which Student Loan is Right for Me?

August 8th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

With so many options out there, it can be difficult to know just what category of student loans you fit into. When applying for student loan for your studies overseas, it is particularly important that you know exactly what loans you qualify for. This blog post will help you answer the question, “which student loan…

The Unexpected Costs of College

August 4th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

While the cost of college continues to rise for both domestic and international students alike, international students in particular are vulnerable to a host of unexpected costs of college that may not affect their domestic classmates. Aside from obvious – and easily budgeted-for – differences like tuition and international student fees, international students are also…

Student Loan Legislation Affects Graduate Students Differently

August 2nd, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

The Backstory Having arrived at a solution that both the Democrat-led Senate and Republican-dominated House can support, the student loan crisis appears to be on the way to a successful resolution. In fact, the compromise, which ties the interest rate on subsidized student loans to the market rate of 10-year Treasury notes but also puts…

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