If you’ve been following us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter – or if you’ve been reading our blog – then you know something is different! This year we are excited to bring you live Hangouts to help you finance your education. Want to know about scholarships? Need help applying for student loans? Looking for guidance on budgeting? International Student Loan is happy to bring you the latest with your chance to get your questions answered by our financial aid representatives LIVE.
Financing Your Education Is Expensive!
If you are reading this blog, then we don’t have to tell you how expensive school can be! As an international student, you pay more in tuition, transportation, and in some cases – living expenses. So to manage all of this, we have our Financial Aid experts ready to answer your questions to make it easier. We’ll be giving you tip and tricks to juggle it all, so that you can focus on what really matters, your studies!
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Applying to study in the US can seem difficult but it doesn’t have to be. A little bit of investigating reveals that the process is actually much less confusing than it initially appears. Take the I-20, one of the earliest – and most frequently misunderstood – aspects of the student visa application process. This document, which is also known as a Certificate of Eligibility, is required for all F-1 visa applications and can only be issued by accredited colleges and universities. At its most fundamental level the I-20 certifies that a) applicants have been admitted to the school in question, b) they are proficient in English, and c) they have met the school’s solvency requirements for international students. Read the rest of this entry »
International students face many unique challenges when applying to colleges in the United States. While domestic students are confronted solely with the college application process alone, factors such as the likely language barrier, the near-certain cultural barrier, and – perhaps most importantly – stringent visa requirements make the process all that much more intimidating for would-be international students. Indeed, this unique burden seems all that much more onerous thanks to the solvency requirements for international students – but, fortunately, appearances can be deceiving. Read the rest of this entry »