Want to find a student loan – compare now!
August 26th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Young businesswoman writing pros and cons comparison concept.493247075Some of you may have already started school, while others of you will beginning in the next couple of weeks. If you still need help funding your education, student loans are still available. If you are considering applying for a student loan, it’s important that you compare your options to find the one that is right for you. To help you do this, we would like to present you with a list of things to consider when comparing student loans: Read the rest of this entry »

LIVE HANGOUT TOMORROW: Finding Your Study Abroad Loan
August 14th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

search for a place to stay163647189If you are a US citizen or permanent resident planning to study abroad, there are study abroad loans for you too! Join us LIVE tomorrow for our next hangout on-air, where Bryanna Davis will help you when it comes to Finding Your Student Abroad Loan.

Discussion will cover:

Join us tomorrow, August 15, 2014, at 11:00 am EST, on our Google Hangout!

This hangout will focus on US citizens and permanent residents who are either doing a short-term study abroad program through their home university, of through another university in the US, as well as US students enrolling in a degree program overseas.

Be sure to get your questions ready as we’ll be answering them live on air. Do you have questions to ask? View our Google Hangout now and ask your questions now!

Ask Your Questions

This FREE hangout will start tomorrow at 11:00 am EST so mark your calendars!

Did you miss our live hangout on Finding Your Study Abroad Loan? You can watch it here:

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

How To Save Money This Summer
August 1st, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Woman and piggy bank478213267Tips and tricks to save money. These quick and easy fixes will save your dollars this summer – but not decrease your social life.

Saving money is a challenge for any student – let alone an international student! But there are ways to cut back on your expenses without taking all the fun and social life out of your life. If you have a summer job, count yourself lucky and do your best to save as much of it as you can so that you can use it during the school year. If you do not have a summer job – or if you’ve landed an unpaid internship – learning how to make your dollars go farther is extremely important. Follow these suggestions to help you spend wisely: Read the rest of this entry »

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.


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.

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 »

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 »

3 Tips For Understanding the Student Loan Process
June 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

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While student loans can seem confusing and complicated, never fear! As long as you’re armed with the right documents and information, you’ll be more than prepared to take on the task of applying for and choosing the right student loans for you.

Here are our top 3 tips for understanding the student loan process.

1. Don’t Borrow More Money Than You Have To

If you can work during the school year, work. If you can stay at home and commute, stay at home and commute. Consider all your options, because you can always take smaller loans if you’re willing to make some compromises. Try and think of it as helping out your future self. (We promise you’ll end up thanking your past self!) Read the rest of this entry »

Building Credit As An International Student
June 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

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You may be surprised at how frequently Americans whip out a debit or credit card from their wallet for the majority of their purchases, even for seemingly small things, like their morning coffee. Many other countries rely largely on cash, thus the idea of credit, credit cards and credit scores may literally be a foreign concept.

However, learning about credit and how to earn the best score possible doesn’t have to be scary – it’s simpler than you may think! Just remember that you have many options when building credit as an international student. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Terms You Must Understand To Evaluate Student Loans
June 23rd, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Businessman Behind Stack of File Folders152977163We know first hand that wading through the jargon of legal documents can be extremely stressful.  Since a complete list of student loan lingo would stretch around the block and back, we’ve opted for practicality and broken down (what may be the most important) 3 terms you must understand to evaluate student loans.

Deferment – Allows you to temporarily delay payments on your student loan.

Not everyone is eligible for deferment. You may be eligible if you are: Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Should I Borrow For My International Student Loan?
June 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Closeup of blond woman holding a piggybank101350728How much should I borrow for my international student loan?

Great question.

Going to school overseas is a big decision and may require you to take out a student loan since it is expensive and most of us don’t have large amounts of money just laying around. But how large of a student loan can you actually afford to pay off? Here are a few pointers for nailing down a loan you can handle. Read the rest of this entry »


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