• MPOWER Financing
    24 February 2021

    MPOWER Financing: An Introduction

    Our Mission: What we do at MPOWER Financing Whether you’ve been searching the web for a no-cosigner student loan, a scholarship, or even an employment opportunity (definitely apply – I love it here!), you’ve…

  • 5 factors to consider when choosing a U.S. phone plan
    7 January 2021

    Tips to save money on cell phone plans in the USA

    One of the first and most important things on your to-do list as an international student is setting up a new phone plan.  Our picks for international use are T-Mobile’s postpaid plans and ConnectED…

  • Private loans for parents
    3 December 2019

    Why are private student loans helpful for parents?

    Parents want the best for their children, and providing them with the opportunity to study in the U.S. is one way to make sure they have successful futures. But attending school in the U.S. is expensive, and you might be stressed about how to pay for it. You may have considered that your child could get loans from the U.S. government, but, unfortunately, even though government loans might offer a low interest rate, international students who attend school in the U.S. do not qualify for a federal loan.

  • Fixed- or Variable-Interest Rate
    8 October 2019

    Fixed- or Variable-Interest Rate Student Loan: Which One Should You Choose?

    We know financial topics can be confusing, with terms and consequences you may not understand. Whether you’re a student or parent, looking for a loan to cover costs now or in a few months, we’re here to help you by clarifying the differences between fixed-rate and variable-rate loans. But we’ll let you decide which option is the best for you!

  • 10 free webinars
    16 September 2019

    Free Immigration and Career Preparation Webinars for International and DACA Students

    We know international students face special challenges when conducting a job search. That’s why we’ve teamed up with immigration attorney Art Serratelli and professional career coach Jason Levin to launch a new FREE 10-part webinar series exclusively for international students.

  • U.S. Universities and Colleges With the Best Return on Investment, 2020
    5 September 2019

    U.S. Universities and Colleges With the Best Return on Investment, 2020

    The U.S. is one of the top countries for students who are looking to avail of international education from the best universities. But the cost of education can make it difficult to determine if spending that money is worth the salary you’d earn later.

    In the U.S., you must have the total funds available for the entire planned period of study before you start school. Scholarships can be a great support in financing your education, and you should explore more about it before planning to study in the U.S.

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    12 August 2019

    5 Strategies to Prepare for the Career Fair

    Whether you’re seeking your first job or trying to network with potential employees or talents in your job fields, you should attend career fairs. Sending out your resumes and applications online might help you feel productive, but connecting with recruiters and talents in person is even better and will get you further in your career. So get yourself prepared now!

  • What is a Credit Score?
    6 August 2019

    What exactly is a credit score? And how do I find mine?

    Learn all about the U.S. credit system, how to start building credit while you’re studying abroad, and what a good credit score makes possible.

  • 23 July 2019

    Which credit card should I apply to first as an international student in the U.S.?

    If you’re an international student ready to apply for your first U.S. credit card, keep reading!

    You know you have to build your credit score if you are living in the U.S. You absolutely need a credit history in the U.S., but you aren’t building one if you pay with your debit cards or cash. And the sooner you start building it, the better!

    You can’t build credit without having credit, and sometimes you can’t get credit as a student without a credit history. With a credit card, so you can get some credit history when you pay your bill each month. So where to start? We’re here to help you from the very beginning, and we’ll suggest credit cards that might work for you.

  • job on campus
    11 July 2019

    Can I get a job on campus with an F-1 visa? If so, how does it affect my OPT?

      Yes! You can get a job on campus as an international student with an F-1 (student) visa. Just follow these rules and you can earn extra pocket money or lighten the load of…

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    29 January 2023

    No Credit vs. Bad Credit: They’re Not the Same!

    No Credit ≠ Bad Credit Having no credit or bad credit can make life more difficult. Without good credit, it’s tough to qualify for a loan, get approved for a credit card, or even…

  • Auto-payments
    1 July 2019

    Why you should set up automatic payments–and how!

    No one wants to miss a payment on a loan, cell phone bill, or utility bill and risk the consequences, which can include canceled service, late fees, and a downgrading of your credit score….

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    26 June 2019

    I’m an international student. Can I get a social security number? And How?

    The question “How to get a social security number as an international student?” is often asked across different international student groups. The answer is that you can definitely apply for a social security number…

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