Third and Final Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 18th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

This is it! We’ve announced two lucky winners in our Financial Aid Fun Contest so far, and there’s still one more chance! Here is the 3rd and final question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

 

Question #3

“What percentage of international students rely on personal or family support to fund their education in the US?”

Need a hint? Click here for the answer!

Congrats to our Winner:

Bò Bụ Bẫm

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winner next Thursday, July 24. This is the final question for our Financial Aid Fun Contest this year, but you’ll have another chance next year! Also, be sure the check our blog and social media outlets for new, fun contests and information that can help you fund your international education!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally and, your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


Second Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 11th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

This contest is so exciting! We’ve already announced our winner of last week’s drawing. Now here’s chance number 2 to win in our Financial Aid Fun Contest! Here is the #2next question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

 

Question #2

“What is your favorite page on InternationalStudentLoan.com?”

And the Winner of $100 is: Sunshine Darling

 http://www.internationalstudentloan.com/resources/making-a-repayment-plan.php

“This is the first time I have visited this website and I am completely impressed by the post in the link below. It dawns on me about things I have to do when it’s time for me to pay back the loan which enables me to study abroad. I have harbored the dream of learning in other countries especially European ones for a long time. However, I find it hard to get 100% scholarship, which makes my hope somehow faded away. The information your website gives me is extremely precious to me. Now, my belief comes back and I eventually work out what I have to do for my future.”
View Question #3 here.

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winners the next Thursday, July 17. Don’t worry if the winner is not you. A new question will be announced the following Friday – there are three questions and three chances to win during the three weeks of the contest!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally and, your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


First Chance to Win $100 in our Financial Aid Fun Contest
July 2nd, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

#1Today is the day! Our Financial Aid Fun Contest has officially begun! Here is the first question to answer correctly in order to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

Question #1

“What is a cosigner?”

And the Winner of $100 is: Islam Taher

“A cosigner is someone who guarantees that if the borrower cannot pay back the loan, they will be legally responsible to pay back the debt. In other words, the cosigner is taking on a huge responsibility for the international student loan or study abroad loan since they are being asked to accept the responsibility of paying back the total loan amount plus any interest.”

View Question #2 here.

View Question #3 here.

How do I enter and win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter.  Just submit the correct answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, posting it on our page, or submitting it directly on this blog as a comment below. We’ll announce the winners the following week. Don’t worry if the winner is not you. A new question will be announced next Friday – you have three questions and three chances to win during the next three weeks!

This opportunity is brought to you by InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally, and your’s truly, International Student Loan. Remember, now is the time to apply for an International Student Loan if you need one. See if you’re eligible here.


Announcing the Financial Aid Fun Contest!
July 1st, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

summerpiggybank165182522Financial Aid just got a lot more fun! In honor of summer, InternationalStudent.com, the premier resource for students studying internationally, and your’s truly, International Student Loan, have teamed up to bring you an opportunity to win money while you learn more about international student loans, just by surfing the net and playing on social media! Too good to be true? Not this time!

What is the Financial Aid Fun Contest?

We’ll be posting a new question (often with a link to help you), once a week for three weeks. Mark your calendars for:

On each of these days, we’ll ask you a question. Share your answer with us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog! For each question you get right, you’ll be automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card. That means you’ve got 3 chances to win for a total of $300! Deadline for submission of each question is 3pm EST on Wednesday of the following week (July 9th, July 16th and July 23rd).

How can you win?

Simply add us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll post the first question, starting July 2, 2014. Just submit the answer to the question by posting it on your feed and tagging us, or submitting it directly on our blog. We’ll announce the winners the following Thursday. Don’t worry if the winner is not you.  A new question will be announced on Friday – so try again!

Who knew financial aid could be so much fun?

 


Join our Hangout – Student Loan Terms Explained
June 25th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

What You Need To KnowNow is the time to prepare yourself for the school year ahead. If you’re planning to apply for a student loan, make sure you know and understand the terms and conditions of your loan options so that you can make an informed decision and plan ahead to repay your loan accordingly. If you’re like most students, these loan details can be confusing! But we’re here to help.

Join us for our Google Hangout – “Student Loan Terms Explained”. We’ll define and explain the terms you need to be familiar with when evaluating your loan options to put you on the right path to financial success.

 

“Student Loan Terms Explained” Google Hangout

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. EDT

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry – the video will be available afterwards to view anytime. You can view past hangouts and informational videos here.

Additionally, we are constantly sharing and providing resources and cool info for international students. Be sure to join us on YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook to stay in touch and to learn about more financial aid opportunities. Keep in mind that the best time to apply for your loan is in July at August, at least 6 weeks before your classes begin. Click here for more information.

See you tomorrow!


Did you miss our live hangout on Student Loan Terms Explained? You can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cPm1yME4ak

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


Join the Hangout – How to Find an International Scholarship
May 22nd, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

Find an International ScholarshipKnowing how to find an International Scholarship isn’t always easy, but don’t worry – we’re here to help.  Join the Google Hangout tomorrow on International Student’s Google+ page to learn the best tips and practices for finding and winning international scholarships.  Our financial aid specialist will give some good advice and then answer your questions live on air. By this time tomorrow you will be ready to tackle any international scholarship that crosses your path.

The Hangout will show you the best places to find an international scholarship, how to complete the application, and what to do after you win. Additionally, we will have plenty of time for Q&A at the end of the session, so send in your questions! Read the rest of this entry »


Join our Hangout – International Student Loan Q&A Session
May 20th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

question answerWe are dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals. When meeting those goals involves finding an International Student Loan, look no further! Our resources and financial aid experts are the right people to talk to. That’s why we are putting on a free Google Hangout to answer questions for students just like you!  We’ll let the students determine our topics by typing their questions in the Q&A bar. We’ll also let you know where to go to find a loan that is right for you.

Consider this your formal invitation! Read the rest of this entry »


Join our Google Hangout – Find a US School You Can Afford
April 24th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

Study USA _ Female 142392157 (1)Want to study in the US? You’ve got to start somewhere! Join our Google Hangout to learn how to find a US school that is within your educational budget.  The Hangout allows you to ask questions directly to the experts or to other students interested in the same topic. You’ll receive valuable links to resources and will be able to inquire to schools directly from the InternationalStudent.com School Search.

Why: We’ll touch on things to consider when evaluating different schools as well as financial aid options. You can join the discussion by asking questions and having them answered during the presentation, live!

What: “Find A US School You Can Afford” Google Hangout

When: Friday, April 25th at 11:00 EDT Read the rest of this entry »


Join our Google Hangout – “Finding a US Cosigner for your Student Loan”
April 10th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

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If you are planning on studying in the United States as an international student, you may need an international student loan. These loans are available only if you have a US cosigner. International students do not have a credit history in the US and so banks and lenders require a cosigner with good credit history to be able to approve and extend credit to the student.  Finding a US cosigner is an important concept to be aware of – and we’re here to help! Join our Google Hangout this Friday to learn all about it. Read the rest of this entry »


Join our Google Hangout – “Smart Budgeting Tips for International Students”
March 21st, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

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Higher education can be quite expensive and studying overseas can spread your finances very thin. So thin, in fact, that it may seems that an education abroad is almost impossible. However, instead of settling for a run-of-the-mill college experience, a good budgeting plan can get you on your way to a well-managed, financially sound study abroad experience. We are holding a Google On Air Hangout next Wednesday to address smart budgeting tips for international students. Read the rest of this entry »


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