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26
Oct

What are TA/GA jobs in US Universities & how to get them?

Teaching Assistantship (TA) and Graduate Assistantship (GA) are a great source of earning for a student pursuing a graduate degree in a University or College in the US. Besides that, they also provide work experience to those students who wish to pursue academic career in future. In this blog, Student Cover provides you with tips to better the chances of

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25
Oct

Tips to effectively pay minimal on healthcare in the US

Not having to ever visit the doctor is everybody’s wish. For it not only incorporates the desire to remain healthy but also to save oneself from undesired expenses. And in countries like the US, where the cost of treatment is very high, medical bills could easily ruin one’s annual budget. Therefore, in this blog, Student Cover provides you with tips

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25
Oct

Pre-existing condition coverage and its benefits

Before Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into being, health insurance companies could refuse or deny insurance to those who were ill or were suffering from a pre-existing condition. However, since 2010 onwards, ACA (also known as ObamaCare Act) prevents health insurers from denying coverage to such persons. Therefore, in this blog, Student Cover tries to explain what Pre-Existing Condition is

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25
Oct

OPT & allied health insurance – overview and importance

What is OPT? Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students with student visa (generally F-1) to take up full-time or part-time jobs in the US during or immediately after completion of their higher studies. If permitted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, they can work for a period of 12 months despite not having H1B visa. However, students who

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24
Oct

Services provided by Student Health Centers in US Universities

Every college or university in the US has a health center dedicated especially to students who attend those institutions. Unlike in India, these student health centers are very well maintained and provide primary care whenever a student needs it. The cost of treatment at such centers is either very low or are covered under university or private insurance plans. In

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24
Oct

How to make the most of everything as Indian student in the US?

“…Those were the best days of my life” is what comes to mind when one remember his or her days in college or university. College life is what every school going kid longs for, and awaits it in anticipation. It is that period in life when one is in the prime of his or her youth. It is a time

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24
Oct

Explained: Application process and related terms for admission in us universities

International students applying for undergraduate or graduate degree course in various universities and colleges in the US often come across terms like Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision and Early Admission. In this blog, Student Cover would try to explain these terms and how a particular type of application affects a student’s prospect of getting admission in a college or

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23
Oct

Medical evacuation & repatriation in health plans: Why it’s a must have for f-1 students in us

The recent tragic death of 2 Indian origin students and the financial difficulties faced by them to get their mortal remains transported back to India has once again highlighted the importance of medical evacuation and repatriation coverage in health insurance plans. On 3rd September 2019, those students drowned while swimming at Turner Falls in Oklahoma. They were students of University

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23
Oct

Loan repayment techniques – Snowball vs. Avalanche

As the society grows more materialistic, so does its debt burden. However, each penny borrowed today has to be returned with interest tomorrow. Paying EMI on a single loan, say education loan may not be so difficult but when one has to simultaneously pay EMIs of several loans such as Car loan, credit card dues etc, it becomes burdensome. If

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23
Oct

All you need to know about DS-160 form while applying for US Visa

Students going to the US for higher studies are required to obtain F-1 visa from the US Embassy or consulate in their respective countries. While applying for the F-1 Visa, students are also asked to fill certain forms that give detailed information about themselves as well as the purpose of the visit. DS-160 form is one such information form that

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