Category: International Student Loans

Ways to Save Money as an International Student

It’s never too early or too late to think ways to save money as an international student. Whether you’re just applying for colleges, in your second year or close to graduation, it’s always good to have a loan repayment plan. It’s something many of us take for granted, something you don’t have to think about […]

How to Open Up a Bank Account in the US

As an international student studying in the United States, having a US bank account will make managing your finances significantly easier. With a US bank account, you can deposit your financial aid awards, loans, and stipends—all of which are typically paid by check—as well as money from home. Why Have a U.S. Bank Account With […]

How to Apply for a Credit Card in the USA

If you are an international student studying in the United States, you may want to consider applying for a credit card for the length of your stay. Applying for a credit card in the US can be an intimidating concept for many international students, particularly those from countries that are largely run on cash or […]

Understanding the US Banking System

The United States banking system can seem complicated and confusing. Even many Americans don’t completely understand it much of the time. For international students coming into the United States, it can seem downright baffling. This article will attempt to provide you with the basic details about what you need to know to understand the United […]

When to Apply for an International Student Loan

One of the biggest aspects of organizing your study abroad trip is how it is going to be financed. Although the idea of how to apply for international student loans may seem daunting there is an easy formula of how to break it all down to make the process as easy as possible. Now that […]

How to Make Exchange Rates Work For You

When studying in a foreign country, you will have to deal with currency exchanges. Depending on where you are studying, currency exchange rates can either help you get great bargains or make your stay even more expensive. However, no matter how strong your home currency is in relation to the local currency, you will want […]

Find the Right Scholarship for You

If you need financial support to study abroad it’s important to find the right scholarship for you. There are several different scholarships to which you can apply, but as you search through the various options you’ll realize each has different requirements. Below are just a few categories that scholarships often put requirements and limitations around. […]

Working on a J Visa – J1 and J2 Explained

As an international student studying in the United States, you may be interested in working during your studies to help supplement your finances. If you are in the US on a J1 visa, you are eligible for both on campus and off campus employment. On Campus Employment Students studying in the US under a J1 […]

Conditional Loan Approval

If you are an international student who plans to study abroad, chances are likely that you are (or plan on) applying for student loans. Applying for loans can be an intimidating and confusing process, and it is easy to get over overwhelmed, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the process. Say you receive a notification […]

Timeline for Applying for Study Abroad Loans

When preparing to study abroad, there are a number of things you need to get done. One of the most pressing of these concerns is figuring out how you will be able to afford your time abroad. For most students, this means taking out loans. Navigating the loan application process can be confusing, and it […]