Funding, Scholarship : Are they different ? I20 samples for Scholarship, GA : FAQs

Money you get in Scholarship, Funding

One of our readers recently asked a question about Funding. The questions are as below: What is the exact difference between Funding and Scholarship? The tuition fee waiver that is given along with the I-20, is it considered as scholarship or funding?? and is it given directly by the university or should we put a …

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How is GPA computed in US schools? GPA Computation formula?

How to compute GPA

One of things that confuses international students after coming to US is GPA ( Grade Point Average). In most of our home countries, we are used to percentage scale which ranges from 0 to 100. But, as soon as we come to US, the grading system changes to GPA system and the range is 0 …

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Apply to US for Fall vs. Spring? Advantages for Scholarships, TAs, RAs, etc.?

Fall vs Spring Advantages

When you choose to apply to US Universities for studying Masters (MS/MBA) or even PhD program, depending on the time of graduation and when you take GRE and TOEFL, you are often confused on what term to apply… either to apply for Fall or Spring. There are some misconceptions among students too about admissions and …

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Funding situation for PhD and MS in US state Universities with recession and state budget cuts

On my road trip this week, I happen to visit Purdue University. It is a very large university with an awesome campus! The only thing in West Lafayette, Indiana was Purdue University. Because of break, there was not much activity on campus. I ended up visiting student Union, libraries and Math Department. I was inquiring …

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How to improve your vocabulary for GRE or Living in US ?

Having good English vocabulary is very important for success in the western world. To be more specific, for success in USA, you need good American English vocabulary. There are some subtle variations in usage of words and meanings in American English when compared to British. If you are a student and preparing for GRE, you …

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