Category Archives: Finance

College Housing Costs and Amenities

You should always have realistic expectations when starting your apartment search. Part of that comes with understanding what the average cost of rent is and what apartment amenities are the most popular across the US. That’s why we partnered with …

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FAQ: International Student Housing in the US

The decision to study abroad comes with much excitement but assuredly, with many uncertainties as well. The moment you receive your acceptance letter a rush of emotion may take over as you’re set to spend the next year or more …

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Understanding how money works differently in the US and why credit is so important

Provided by SelfScore, a company founded by former international students to provide today’s international students access to scholarships, student loans (coming soon), and fair credit. When international students come to the United States to attend university, finances are always a major …

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College tuition fee scams: how international students can protect themselves

Times Higher Education – By Peter Butterfield, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Flywire   This year, universities and schools are reporting what seems to be a spike in tuition payment scams targeting college and university students. International students …

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Combatting International Tuition Fraudsters with the Help of Flywire

Payment Week – By Michael Dautner, Editor-in-Chief of Payment Quarterly   Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Butterfield, CCO at Flywire, to dig deeper regarding the extent of fraudulent transactions at the expense of numerous students studying …

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How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams

As an international student, there are many unique challenges to overcome as you prepare for your education abroad. Unfortunately, this can include being the target of scammers who attempt to steal your tuition and educational payments for themselves – in …

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Student’s Guide to Choosing a Mobile Phone Provider in the U.S.

Moving to a different country to attend college or university means starting a new life full of exciting discoveries but also unavoidable challenges. One of the first obstacles international students usually face is obtaining mobile phone service. Many students quickly …

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“International Students Need Not Apply?”: Exceptions to the Rule for Working, Part 1

Institutions of higher education in the United States welcome international students, but in order to pursue their academic goals there, these students must first seek permission from the U.S. government to enter the country. For most, this permission comes in …

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International Office Corner: What International Students Need to Know about Taxes

In this new Flywire blog feature, International Office Corner, we’re talking to International Student Offices all over the U.S. and providing you with helpful advice on topics relevant to you as an international student. Every year in the United States, April 15 marks …

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2016 Innovator Awards

We at Flywire think our customers are awesome, and hopefully, you feel the same about us! If you do, let us know by casting your vote for us in the 2016 Innovator Awards, where Flywire has been nominated for Most …

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