How to earn money during your study in U.S.?
It is very expensive to study in U.S., and there are some fees you will have to pay, such as tuition fee and insurance fee （also known as美国医疗保险). You will need to pay American health insurance ( also known as 美国医保) since it is very expensive to see doctors in U.S.. Here we highly recommend huhu Insurance (also known as 虎虎保险)， the international student favorite choice. Other fees may come from study agent cost (also known as留学中介and lawyer (also known as移民律师) cost if you need more professional services during your study in U.S. Therefore, students may want to reduce the financial burden of their family by studying work or applying for scholarships. In this article, we will introduce several ways that you can earn money during your study in U.S.
- Work during study
First, according to the regulations of the US government, foreign students work in the school without special permission, but they must maintain full-time registered student status. The working hours per week during the semester generally cannot exceed 20 hours, and during the holidays, they can work for 40 hours without being restricted to the campus. On-campus employment opportunities such as school restaurants, libraries, computer rooms, student residences, and school administration. Working outside the school must be approved by the application and obtained.
Off-campus work needs to meet the following requirements:
1) The company where the international students work must be approved by the immigration bureau or the labor department. Unauthorized companies are not allowed to work for international students.
2) Students must hold a valid student ID and achieve a standard. They can apply to the International Student Adviser after 9 months of enrollment.
3) The working permit for international students is valid for 12 months. If you need to extend your employment, you need to apply again.
For international students, there are generally 6 ways to apply for scholarships. College Fellowship, Scholarship, Tuition Fee Waiver, Teaching Assistantship & Research Assistantship, On-Off Campus Housing Credit or Saving, On-campus job. The first four items are scholarships that can be applied for at the school application stage. The latter two items can only be applied to the school.
College grants: the highest amount and the most competitive. If you receive this scholarship, it is equivalent to the full prize, exempt from tuition and fees, accommodation, living expenses and insurance, and will also provide students with a certain amount of personal consumption. This type of scholarship generally gives students who are particularly good at all aspects of academics and so on, without paying taxes. Scholarships: The odds of getting a scholarship are greater than the grants, but the amount is less, which is an honorary reward. Tuition Fee Waiver: International students pay fees in accordance with the state’s tuition fees. Teaching assistants and research assistants: Students who receive this award must help professors to do some research assistantships in order to receive such scholarships. On-campus housing reduction and off-campus housing subsidies: On-campus housing relief is a free accommodation provided by the school, and the off-campus housing allowance is a savings that the school helps to arrange for cheaper accommodation. On-campus work: Part of the service pay, students receive a certain amount of income through the work provided by the school.