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How to Apply for Private Student Loans

November 11th, 2021 by International Student Loan
How to Apply for Private Student Loans

Private student loans make up 7.80% of the total outstanding student loan in the USA. That is more than $130 billion. Private student loans are some of the most useful financial tools that help students pay for their education, especially when traditional financial aid is not sufficient. A private student loan is a great alternative…

The shocking student loan debt statistics for 2021

October 25th, 2021 by Al C
The shocking student loan debt statistics for 2021

As time goes by, the average student loan debt continues to rise. While students should only have to focus on their education and future, student loans are becoming a major concern for both students and their parents. From tuition fees to books, many students are spending thousands of dollars before even they become graduates. It…

Is Sallie Mae legit?

October 11th, 2021 by Al C
Is Sallie Mae legit?

Sallie Mae is a private student loan lender that can help you get the money to pay for school. And the simple answer to the question above is YES -it’s one of the largest and best regarded providers of private student loans in the U.S. and has been operating since 1973. Sallie Mae, or Sallie…

In School Student Loan Deferment

September 24th, 2021 by Al C
In School Student Loan Deferment

In today’s world where student loans are the norm, especially for international students, it is increasingly important to be aware of how you can defer your payments while still in school. This article will take a look at what exactly student loan deferment is, how it works and how to request to defer your student…

Things to Consider Before You Study Abroad

September 10th, 2021 by Al C
Things to Consider Before You Study Abroad

There are many reasons why study abroad is not for everyone. You need to be aware of the costs, benefits of studying at home or abroad, and the pros and cons of taking out student loans for study abroad before you can make a decision on whether or not it will work best for you….

International Student Financial Aid Guide

August 27th, 2021 by Al C
International Student Financial Aid Guide

International student financial aid is a necessity for almost all international students wishing to study abroad and often times it can’t be obtained without applying for an international student loan. Many international students, however, need a loan in addition to any awards or scholarships received. So what are these loans and how do you get…

What’s the difference between foreign enrolled and study abroad loans for U.S. students?

May 27th, 2021 by Al C
What’s the difference between foreign enrolled and study abroad loans for U.S. students?

Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons and experience different cultures. It’s also an excellent opportunity for students to improve their language skills, or study subjects that are not offered in their home country. International students overwhelmingly report benefiting greatly from the experience during their time abroad and in the impact on…

Social Security Number for International Student Loans?

February 1st, 2021 by International Student Loan
Social Security Number for International Student Loans?

US student loans are available for international students from around the world. We get many questions from you about the application process and one of our most frequently asked questions is whether international students need social security numbers in order to apply for student loans. The good news is that you don’t! Social Security Numbers…

Loans for international students in Canada – cosigner not required!

January 16th, 2021 by Al C
Loans for international students in Canada – cosigner not required!

Until recently loans for international students in Canada were not widely available – but things have changed. Read on for more! The Canadian Bureau for International Education reports that over half a million international students studied in Canada in 2018. That’s more than a 150% increase since 2010. As a result, Canada has overtaken France and…

How can I afford college as an international student in the US?

January 12th, 2021 by Al C
How can I afford college as an international student in the US?

Studying abroad and specifically in the US is a dream for millions of students around the world. More than a million students apply for colleges in the US  every year. But most of the students and their families can’t afford the tuition fees and other related costs. In 2019 international students paid over $26,000 per…

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