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The Pros and Cons of Common Financial Aid Options

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

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College can be pricey, especially when you consider the fact that you not only need to pay for tuition but also textbooks, rent, extra-curricular activities, transportation, food and entertainment. Thankfully, there are various forms of financial aid at your disposal.

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Ways for Students to Earn Money While Studying Abroad

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 under International Students, Internships, Jobs, Money, Paying for College, Uncategorized

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University life abroad can be fun if you learn to juggle your responsibilities efficiently. Getting a part-time job or an internship is an excellent way to earn some extra cash and manage your expenses while studying in another country.

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5 Ways to Pay for Your Semester Abroad

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 under Money, Paying for College, Study Abroad, Travel

plane tickets and money for studying abroad

The idea of studying abroad is popular among many students, but the main problem that often comes up is how to pay for it. Fortunately, there are lots of methods of paying for study abroad programs, ensuring that most students who want to travel while they’re in school can do so. As you start making […]

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Taking a Gap Year: Is It Right for You?

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 under Applying to College, Money, Paying for College

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Taking a gap year allows students to save money, do volunteer work and get some life experience before enrolling in college. But a gap year isn’t for everyone. How do you know if taking a gap year is right for you?

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The Benefits of Community College for International Students

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Living in the US, Paying for College

benefits of community college

Less expensive tuition, relaxed English proficiency requirements and the ability to easily transfer to another school convince many international students to attend a US community college.

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Get Rewarded for Your Hobby with These Student Scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

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Just because your grades aren’t stellar and you’re not amazing at football does not mean you can’t get a scholarship for college. As long as you’re good at any hobbies you have, you stand a chance of getting money for college tuition.

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Tips on Saving for College as an International Student

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Money, Paying for College, Study Abroad

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After doing research on US colleges, you have probably noticed that they tend to be more expensive than the schools in most other countries. And since you won’t exactly get in-state (or even in-country) tuition from most schools in the US, college can be a costly goal.

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International Student Tuition in Quebec May Rise

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 under International Students, News, Paying for College

quebec international student

quebec international studentIf you are considering applying to be an international student at McGill University or any other college in Quebec, be aware of possible tuition increases.

McGill’s campus newspaper recently reported that the government in Quebec is considering some changes when it comes to tuition for international students.

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10 Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College

According to a US News and World Report, these 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.

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Obama’s Student Aid Proposal: Pros and Cons

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 under Current Events, Paying for College

obama student aid

US President Obama has been busy visiting colleges to garner support for a proposal that would rate schools before allocating student aid from the government.

The plan is an attempt to make college more affordable, and though it has its supporters, it has also drawn some criticism.

Find out how the rating system will work and how it may affect the future of financial aid.

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3 Budgeting Tips for International Grad Students

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 under Choosing a College, Graduate School, International Students, Money, Paying for College

grad school budget

Going to grad school in the US as an international student can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

But if you’re not prepared for the the financial burden of graduate school, it could keep you from being able to complete your studies. Don’t let this happen to you!

Before you choose a grad school in the US, you should keep the following tips in mind as you prepare your budget.

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Your Alumni Donation

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 under Graduation, Money, Paying for College

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Now that you’ve graduated from college, you are faced with many decisions, including the age-old question of how much money your alumni donation should be.

Wait, what?

Your first response may be shock, since you just spent at least four years paying for college, and now you are being asked for more money.

But after about the fifth letter pleading for additional financial help, you might start contemplating what the right amount would be for your alumni donation.

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Need-Aware vs. Need-Blind Admissions

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

Princeton University building

It’s the little details on the college application that suddenly become daunting as you begin to apply to schools.

An example is the box that asks if you will apply for financial aid. Should you check it?

Before you decide, you need to acquaint yourself with the basics of need-blind and need-aware admissions.

And no matter which one appeals to you, be honest about your financial situation when you apply to college!

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How Important Is the Cost of College?

Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

Northwestern University Arch

The cost of college has gradually increased over the years, and students are taking notice.

In fact, a recent study shows that more people than ever are considering college costs before choosing a school.

While the cost of tuition should not be the only detail you consider, it is wise to pay some attention to it before applying. Consider factors such as your savings, your willingness to take out loans and your ability to hold a job while maintaining your studies.

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Work-Study vs. Other On-Campus Jobs

Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus, Paying for College

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One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.

Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!

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