March Edition #253

As temperatures start to warm up for most of us, it’s an exciting reminder that Spring break is coming soon! Although we have a lot of ways to help you enjoy time outside the classroom, like flight deals and entering our Instagram contest, we also want to help you take care of business first; check out our tax section for help if you’re already in the US, and if you’re still trying to find a university start your search with the three we’ve highlighted! Wherever you are in your journey we hope this month’s issue will help you stay happy, healthy and productive.

The International Student Team


Get Tax Form 8843 Help

All international students studying in the US and their dependents are required to complete, sign, and mail-in IRS Tax Form 8843 prior to April 15th. We’ve brought back our Tax Form 8843 Online Wizard to help you complete this form in just a few short minutes! Simply answer all of the questions through the Wizard and it will populate your information on the IRS Form 8843. Once you’re finished you can print, sign, and mail your form to the IRS before the April 15th deadline.

If you have other tax season questions let our tax section help you out!


Meet Sprintax

If you are an international student studying in the US who received income in 2019, you will be required to file tax return Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Earning income could mean you have done one or more of the following:

  • Worked in the US
  • Received a grant
  • Received an allowance
  • Received a stipend

If you need guidance filing your tax returns, Sprintax can help. Sprintax services were designed specifically for international students in the US on F, J, M, and Q visas. Almost 100,000 international students trusted Sprintax with their tax obligations last year, if you need help contact Sprintax.


Introducing’s Instagram Photo Contest

Every month, international students who follow @internationalstudentinfo on Instagram will have the chance to enter and win a $50 Amazon e-gift card through the Instagram photo contest! March’s contest theme is favorite food, but before you enter make sure you follow us and visit our website to get all the rules and details!


Featured Schools

University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia offers tuition at one of the lowest rates of comprehensive universities in the US. International students can find a place here as there are over 100 degree programs to choose from at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.


UOP International
As a first-year student at UOP International, you will automatically be enrolled in unique and beneficial courses that are specifically designed for international students like you.


CUNY - Borough of Manhattan Community College
Located in Tribeca, a charming Manhattan neighborhood, CUNY - Borough of Manhattan Community College is dedicated to serving all 25,000 of its students, offering various opportunities to those who have shown a desire to succeed.



Spring Break 2020 is Almost Here!

Bring out the beach towels and swimsuits, it’s March which means the countdown to spring break is almost over! For your travel needs, you’ll definitely want to check out our Student Travel Center to look for the best prices on airfare and other popular travel needs such as accommodations and car rentals.


Facebook Live News

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Facebook Live of the year last Friday! We had a great time chatting about international student loans without a cosigner with you all. If you weren’t able to join, the recorded video is pinned at the top of our Facebook page for you to view at any time!

Still sad you missed out? Check out our International Student Loans tool to find and compare student loans available to you.