Studying in USA

Studying in USA is very expensive. The cost of colleges and universities in the United States ranges from $20,000 to $40,000 per year.

Private and medical schools charge even higher tuition fees.

In addition to tuition, you should add the costs of accommodation, meals, transport, and other personal expenses.

The average apartment will cost $500 per month. Other living expenses including transport may add to $800 per month.

If you are not getting enough financial support from home, life will be very difficult for you. You need a full time job to raise that kind of money.

Many international students end up working up to 60 hours a week. If you are unable to cope with the expenses and start working full time, it is likely you will drop out of college.

It is especially difficult to work and pay for undergraduate studies. Graduate students generally can manage well because they have fewer classes to attend and their courses take one or two years.

Employment

Graduate students can obtain work on campus.

However, universities rarely offer on-campus employment to undergraduates.

It is illegal to work off campus without authorization of the International Student Office.

Most students will be able to obtain minimum wage jobs that typically pay $5 to $14 an hour.

Students can work a maximum of 20 hours a week during term time and 40 hours during the holiday.

Once you work beyond the number of hours allowed or if you fail to attend college without permission from the immigration department, you are in violation of your student Visa.

You then become eligible for deportation.

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