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5 Benefits of Refinancing Your International Student Loans

June 20th, 2022 by Al C
5 Benefits of Refinancing Your International Student Loans

It’s tough to pay back student loans if you’re living in the United States and paying them to a bank in another country. You could make payments easier by refinancing your international student loans through a US-based lender. In truth, there are a number of reasons why the response to “Should I refinance my private…

Study in the USA vs. Study in Canada

July 24th, 2020 by Al C
Study in the USA vs. Study in Canada

If you’re reading this then you must be interested in comparing Study in the USA vs. Study in Canada as an international student. Well, you’re in the right place – because in this article we’ll cover some of the major benefits of studying in these countries. So let’s dive right in with Why you should…

How to Compare Student Loan Options

September 25th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
How to Compare Student Loan Options

Have you already checked out our International Student Loan Comparison Tool, but realized that you weren’t exactly sure how to compare the results given? Deciding which loan is the right one for you can feel a little overwhelming, but here is a cheat sheet on how to compare your different loan options and choose the…

STEM Students and the OPT Program at Risk

April 19th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
STEM Students and the OPT Program at Risk

In August 2015, the US federal court ruled against the validity of  the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2008 regulation update for the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. However, the court gave the DHS until February 10,  2016,  to begin the implementation of necessary changes. In January 2016, the court extended the date for…

How to File Taxes When You’ve Been Employed On Campus

April 1st, 2016 by Anum Yoon
How to File Taxes When You’ve Been Employed On Campus

One of the benefits of working an on-campus job when you’re an international student is that you get a great feel for the culture. You’ll make new friends, learn how things are done in the U.S. and earn some spending money. Still, the most authentic experience you’ll have after working on campus is filing taxes…

International Students Must File Taxes – Due April 18th!

March 11th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
International Students Must File Taxes – Due April 18th!

Tax season has already begun and many international students are not aware that they must file a US tax return as well – even if they’ve never earned any money in the US.  All students must file their US taxes on or before April 18, 2016. For most international students, this process will be easy…

A 2016 Budget to Start the Year With Dollar Bills!

January 4th, 2016 by Lette Berhe
A 2016 Budget to Start the Year With Dollar Bills!

Now that many of you have experienced your first semester, or first few quarters, as an international student you probably have already established your routine. Although we all try our hardest to manage our finances, it is an ongoing process and there is always room for improvement. Now that you have figured out what works…

On-Campus Jobs for International Students

March 27th, 2015 by Lette Berhe
On-Campus Jobs for International Students

There may be those of you out there who have stayed on top of the application process and scholarship deadlines, but have also taken the time to determine what extra funds may be necessary apart from tuition. These extra funds can sometimes be crucial, due to the fact that most people underestimate what their daily…

4 Tips to Land a Summer Job

July 16th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel
4 Tips to Land a Summer Job

Finding 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…

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