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Can I afford to study in the United States?

The cost of college is more expensive than ever, for both U.S. citizens studying in the United States and...

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American colleges are not just for American students. Like students from the U.S. who study abroad, students from all...

5 Reasons to Open a U.S. Bank Account When Studying in America

Leaving your home country to attend university in the United States is a transition that requires planning. But the...

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What to Do When Your Student Visa Approval is Delayed

by Jennifer Calonia | In Guides and Tools, Immigration Assistance and Information | 1 Mar 2023

Before stepping foot onto your college or university’s campus for the first day of class, international students must secure a valid U.S. student visa. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this...

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by MPOWER Financing | In Financial Empowerment, Guides and Tools | 6 Sep 2022

Preparing for international study isn’t just about financing and applications. You also need to make sure you’re ready for life in a whole new country (or continent!). Everyone knows...

7 Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans Faster as an International Student

by Rebecca Safier | In Financial Empowerment, Guides and Tools | 31 May 2022

While student loans can be a useful tool for paying for college in the United States, they can become a major financial burden after you graduate. If you’re ready...

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