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Myth 3 – It is Impossible to Get a Part-Time Jobs or Scholarships for International Students

June 24, 2019

The general view among International students is that it’s tough to find part-time, on-camp jobs or assistantship positions. But, is it really true? Is it impossible to get any part-time…

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OMG! U.S. Plans to Add Country Cap to H1B Visa for Indians – 10% to 15% of Annual Cap

June 19, 2019

. The U.S. government plans to restrict (or limit) the number of H-1B Visas issued per year to 10% to 15% of Annual Cap.   Looks like Indian officials were…

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The Cost of MS in the USA – Masters Degree

May 13, 2019

Are you planning to study a Masters Degree in the USA and you want to know the cost of studying Masters (MS) in the USA? Add all the expenses for…

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How Much Does it Cost for WES Transcripts Evaluation?

May 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered why Universities require the Transcripts Evaluation or what is the cost of Transcripts Evaluation? You have come to the right place. What you’ll learn here. Types…

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4 Options to Pay US University Tuition Fees

May 9, 2019

Once, your F1 Visa is approved, you are going to start thinking the folowing. How to Pay the College Tution Fees? How to take the money with you for Living…

What is a Credit Hour & How Tuition Fees are Calculated from The Credit Hour?

May 8, 2019

What the heck a Credit Hour? Why do Universities list the tuition fees in relation to the Credit Hour? How many Courses should I study to complete Bachelors or Masters…

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College Tuition Fees: In State vs Out Of State Fees

May 7, 2019

Want to learn the differences between in-state and out-of-state tuition at state public universities? You have come to the right place. Here’s what you will learn in this article: The difference…

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The Breakdown: Tuition Fees + Living Expenses vs I-20 (9 and 12 Months)

May 6, 2019

My I-20 mentions that the total cost for the Masters is $35000 for 12 months. And the tuition fee is $22,000. I’m having a hard time to wrap my head…

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Master’s Degree – Thesis or Non-Thesis – Which is Better?

May 5, 2019

A master’s degree at U.S. universities takes one to two years to complete depending on your degree plan. Let me qualify the above statement again. Most Masters Degree would take…

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Court Issued Nationwide Preliminary Injunction for Unlawful Presence Memo. What Does That Mean?

May 3, 2019

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction for Unlawful Presence Memo! What does that even mean? What about the word Enjoins in the following statement? “The motion is GRANTED in that the Court hereby…

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Prodigy Finance Review – Refinance F1 Student Visa Loan to Save Money

April 25, 2019

Can you save money by refinancing your International student education loan by refinancing with Prodigy Finance? So, let’s find out. Shall we? If I were to refinance my education loan…

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H1B Visa 2020 – Lottery Results, Receipt Number Tracker

April 17, 2019

Have you applied for H1B Visa in April 2019 and waiting for the Lottery Results? Please update your current H1B Visa Application and Status by submitting the form below. If…

Next Steps After After H1B Visa Lottery Selection – Sleepless Nights to Receipt Numbers

April 12, 2019

USCIS announced they had completed random selection of H1B Visa applications. Also, they announced, 201,011 H1B Visa 2020 applications were received. Are you a first time H1B Visa applicant? Let…

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F1 Visa for PhD Rejected After Lost Passport & 3 Years Into PhD

April 10, 2019

Three unique things about this F1 Visa Interview for a Ph.D. stands out. F1 Visa Denied for Ph.D. Don’t Take US Visa Interview for granted The student has only one…

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Is H4 EAD Saved? DHS Asks The Court to Dismiss the Lawsuit Filed by Save Jobs USA

April 2, 2019

Great News for H4 EAD Spouses! DHS is arguing that Save Jobs lacks standing to challenge DHS about implementing H4 EAD. And DHS is requesting the court to dismiss the lawsuit.…

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F1 Visa Interview Experience – Fall 2019 – Review, Analysis and Lessons Learned

March 22, 2019

Here’s an F-1 Visa Interview Fall 2019 – Rejection experience, where you can learn several lessons to help you with your F1 Visa interview and avoid rejection. What’s Included in this…

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OMG! H1B Visa Filing Fees Can Vary From $3,000 to $10,000

March 20, 2019

Do you want to know the H1B Visa Filing Fees? There’re various fees that USCIS requires as part of the H1B Visa application. Let’s start with two examples. Example H1B…

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H1B Visa RFE’s – Top 10 Reasons Why RFE’s Were Issued by USCIS

March 20, 2019

62.3% of H1B Visa applications issued RFE were approved for FY 2018. In other words: About 38 H1B Visa Petitions were Denied for every 100 after RFE’s were issued. What…

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H1B Visa Premium Processing Available for FY 2020 Season in Two Phase. But, What About Approval Chances?

March 19, 2019

Premium Processing dates for H1B Visa FY 2020 to be offered in two phases, USCIS announced on Mar 19, 2019. The Bottomline: H1B Visa 2020 Premium Processing will not be closed for…

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These Advanced Degree H1B Visa Cap Count Statistics Will Blow your Mind Away – 2020 – 2019

March 16, 2019

Have you seen the total H1B Visa Cap Count and Petitions filed under the Advanced Cap for last few years? Do you want to know how many F1 Students changed…

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Do You Want to Know H1B Visa 2020 Probability in the H1B Visa Lottery?

March 15, 2019

Do you want to know your H1B Visa 2020 probability? I’m sure you have heard about the reversal of H1B Visa Lottery order for H1B 2020 fiscal year. How does…

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H1B Visa 2020 – USCIS Received 201,011 Application. Lottery Completed [Apr 11, 2019]

March 14, 2019

Are you applying for H1B Visa 2020 (April 1, 2019)? If your answer is Yes! You have two Important milestones to reach. Getting Selected in the H1B Visa Lottery Getting H1B…

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How to Refinance Your International Student Loan Without Cosigner with Prodigy Finance

February 28, 2019

Have you wondered how to get an International student loan without cosigner in the USA? Do you want to know in less than 15 minutes, if you can refinance your…

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Myth 2: Scholarships Are Not Given to International Students

February 7, 2019

When I came to the US to study bachelors degree, as an International student, I did not bring a ton of money with me. I had enough funds to cover…

Day 1 CPT Students, Have You Accrued Unlawful Presence & Do You Have to Depart the USA?

January 31, 2019

Here’s a look at various scenarios and solutions, and discussed. Certain students on F1 Visa can potentially face 3 years ban starting Feb 5, 2019, due to the unlawful presence memo…

Indian Students Attending A Fake University Setup By the Government Arrested at 4 AM

January 30, 2019

ICE Raided and Arrested Students Attending  – The University of Farmington, Michigan. This is like an Action/Thriller Story. Remember the University of Northern New Jersey? Quick Summary: While, the news…

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F1 Visa Rejected Twice for Bachelors Degree – I’ve Got No Options Other Than To Die

January 26, 2019

I’ve been rejected twice by the US Consulate at New Delhi for  Spring. I wanted to pursue B.S. in Computer Science. I got admission with a scholarship worth $10,375 per…

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Indian Students on F1 Visa – Stop Cooking & Do This Instead [Video]

January 22, 2019

As part of the Premium Webinar series, I interviewed Shekar. The interview was about how and why he immigrated to Canada after Masters Degree in Virginia Tech. There’s one topic…

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H4 to F1 Visa Experience – Rejected Twice – Reasons for Rejection

January 17, 2019

Vinii’s H4 to F1 Visa was denied twice in the same month! She’s posting her experience and asking our community’s help to help her with the following Possible reasons for H4 to…

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Myth 1: You Need H1B Visa to Apply for Green Card

January 15, 2019

It was at the age of 19 that I had come to the United States. I was Bachelors in Computer Science and after having come to the US, I figured…

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President Trump Tweet About H1B Visa & Sets the H1B Community of Fire

January 11, 2019

President Trump tweeted about H1B Visa today (Friday Morning). He talks of upcoming changes and a potential path to Citizenship. I’m pretyt sure, everyone related to the H1B Visa community is on…

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H1B Visa Pre-Registration Rule Implemented Effective April 1, 2019

November 30, 2018

The new H1B Visa Lottery Rule titled – Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap-Subject Aliens was fast-tracked and published as a final rule in…

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Removing H4 EAD Process – Latest News Updates and Timelines

November 5, 2018

Removing H4 EAD – Rule Making Process – Latest Updates with Timeline H4 EAD Rule was proposed back in February 2012. I have tacked each and every update since then…

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101 Student F1 Visa Interview Questions and Answers (& Rejection Reasons)

November 3, 2018

Are you looking for a long list of F1 Visa Interview Questions? Is a list of questions good enough to get the F1 Visa Issued? You need to know how…

How to Sky Rocket Your Savings and Make a Solid Financial Plan – Interview with Sahil Vakil, Myra Wealth

October 22, 2018

Do you want to have a solid plan for your financial future that’s mapped by how much to save, when and your age and life events? If your answer is…

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F1 Visa Administrative Processing – Approved Then Shocking News

October 13, 2018

Are you stuck in F1 Visa Administrative Processing? It’s difficult to deal with Administrative Processing for sure. Let me give some examples of how others have dealt the F1 Visa Administrative…

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H4 to F1 Visa Interview – Documents Required for the Stamping

October 9, 2018

Are you converting from H4 to F1 Visa by Consular Processing? Then, besides planning for where to attend the visa interview, you would be gathering the document for H4 to…

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H4 to F1 Visa Interview Experience, Questions and Answers

October 6, 2018

Are you ready to be taken on a roller-coaster ride with this H4 to F1 Visa Visa Interview experience? US Visa interviews are a nervous, nerve-racking and nail-biting experience for…

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A Comparison Chart – CPT vs OPT vs STEM OPT

October 5, 2018

So, do you want to know the difference between CPT, OPT and STEM OPT? Let’s start with the acronyms, OPT and STEM first, Ok? CPT – Curricular Practical Training OPT…

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H4 to F1 Visa Interview – 9 Risk Factors to Consider Before Stamping

October 3, 2018

Why would anyone want to change from their legal status in the US from H4 to F1 Visa? I can think for following reasons for converting from H4 to F1…

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What First and Last Name to Use When Registering for the GRE Test?

October 1, 2018

You decided to Register for the GRE Test. Before you know, you are about to create your account at the ETS site to Register for the GRE.  The instructions ask…

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9 Best GRE Prep Books 2018 – Reviews and Rankings

October 1, 2018

Looking for Best GRE Prep Books for 2018-2019? I have seen several emails from my readers asking for the best GRE  Test Prep book and software. In this article, you will…

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No Surname in Passport; FNU in US Visa; Life in USA is Can’t Get Any Tougher

September 29, 2018

Here is a comment from a reader. His passport doesn’t have a Surname ( or Family Name). Got FNU in US Visa. I understand that last name is very important…

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How to Change the Name After GRE Registration (But Before the Test)

September 28, 2018

Scenario: You have registered for GRE or TOEFL. And you realize that you made a mistake while you created the account at ETS and Registered for the GRE. So, you…

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If the Last Name Changes in the Passport, GRE Scores Becomes Invalid?

September 26, 2018

Rahul posted the following comment in the post, Blank Surname in the Passport – GRE and Admission. Here’s what he said: I am Rahul Ramachandran. As posted by many people…

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Do You Have These 10 Skills to Be Successful in the Workforce & Your Life

September 25, 2018

Ok, you are studying abroad! Your dreams have come true. What’s next? How can you set yourself for success? Are you being reactive to your environment or proactive? In this article,…

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Here’s How to Complete DS160 Without Last Name in the Passport

September 25, 2018

Do you want to know how to Complete DS-160 visa application form if your Last Name in your passport is Empty (or blank)? Here’s one reader’s experience (& lessons learned).…

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Applying for Indian Passport – Given Name vs Surname

September 19, 2018

Students applying for passports encounter a particular kind of confusion on how to fill-out the Given Name and Surname fields in their Indian passport applications. We have already written a…

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3 FAQ’s About Studying in Ireland – Admissions, Visa and Scholarships

September 18, 2018

Hello everyone. I never knew that there would be an overwhelming response to people wanting to know more about coming to Study in Ireland. Thanks for the pleasant comments in previous…

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[Solution] How to Register for GRE with Multiple First and Surnames?

September 17, 2018

If you have multiple first names or multiple surnames, how to create the account and register for the GRE Test or TOEFL Test? For example My name is Arun Jxxx…