April Edition #266

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a little over a month away from the end of the 2020-21 school year, and we’re just as excited for summer as you are! Before you leave campus, we have some business to take care of. In this month’s newsletter, we’re helping you get your tax return filed before the new May 17th federal deadline with our top-notch resources, and for those of you who are looking ahead to financing your next semester, we’ve got you covered with our student loan search tool. Keep reading for all of this as well as updates on our next live event and our International Student Community on Facebook.

The International Student Team


New Federal Deadline to File Tax Returns: May 17th

In preparation for the new May 17th deadline, head over to our Student Tax Return section to find all of our helpful resources. These resources include information on the required tax Form 8843, our tax Form 8843 Wizard that populates your information into the form for you, step-by-step instructions on how to file your tax return, frequently asked questions, and tax preparation videos. For those of you with more difficult tax returns, you can also find information on how the tax professionals at Sprintax can help. Get started as soon as you can, and keep in mind that you will need to confirm your state tax return deadline.


Have Tax Return Questions? Join Us Live on May 5th!

You all loved our 2021 Tax Season Question & Answer Session so much that we’ve decided to have another one! Join us on May 5th at 11:00 AM EDT for another session with our host Connor Blay and special guest Sprintax Tax Expert, Neil Duffy. We’ll discuss the new federal filing deadline and you’ll have another chance to ask Neil any questions you may have about filing your tax return as an international student in the US. RSVP on the Facebook event page if you can join us.


Loans WIthout a Cosigner: Available Now

Did you know that although most lenders require a cosigner to join the application, there are a few rare options that don’t require a cosigner? Each lender has their own eligibility requirements meaning even if you don’t have a cosigner, you might be eligible for a loan. Use our loan search tool to see what lenders are available to you based on your situation and solidify your funding before this summer.


Featured Schools

Gonzaga University
In the integrative first-year pathway program at Gonzaga University, faculty, staff and administration will be by your side every step of the way from helping you understand US culture to helping you with the documentation needed to study as an international student.


Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Met is internationally recognised for building a largely diverse student community. With over 34,000 students from more than 130 countries, international students are more than welcome to find their academic home here.

University of Colorado Denver
At CU Denver, international student clubs and cultural activities will enrich your campus life. The university boasts more than 140 degree programs to choose from and extensive support services for international students that ensure a quality study abroad experience.



Get Tips for Your Essays

It’s the end of the semester and we know that means you have some essay due dates coming up soon. Our Essay Writing Center has what you need to get started. Here, you can find general essay writing tips and sample essays to help you start thinking creatively and strategically about writing your own essay.


Live Event: Understanding the US Dollar and Banking System

Before making the journey to the United States, it’s a great idea to get familiar with the US monetary system. In our next live event, InternationalStudent.com host Connor Blay will be discussing topics surrounding money in the US like what you can expect to pay for household items and banking. Let us know if you can make it!


It's Already Been One Year?!

This time last year COVID-19 had only recently been declared a pandemic. With people unable to travel or meet physically, we wondered what we could do to help international students like you stay connected to your peers. So, we created the International Student Community group on Facebook. We could have never predicted that our idea would quickly become an online community of over 1,400 international students from around the world. Thank you to all of you who have been a part of this! And, to those of you who haven’t yet joined, simply send us a request to become a part of the International Student Community on Facebook.