About eduPASS

This site provides information for international students who are thinking about pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States. It also contains material of interest to international students who are already in the United States. There is also some information for international students who are interested in studying in countries other than the US, but the main focus is on higher education in the US.

This guide contains up-to-date information about everything an international student needs to know about studying and living in the United States. It covers every topic, from college admissions and financial aid to culture shock and clothing sizes.

eduPASS began as the international student section of FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid. The response by international students and educators to that section was overwhelmingly positive. In the fall of 1998, FinAid decided to expand the international students section into a complete site, covering every topic of interest to international students, not just financial aid. The resulting site is larger and more detailed than any book or other site on the topic.

eduPASS was created by Mark Kantrowitz, a noted financial aid and college planning author. Professionally, he is a Research Scientist at Just Research, the US software laboratory for Justsystem Corporation of Japan. In his spare time, Mark folds origami models, repairs antique battery-operated toys, and plays with his cats, Nash and Joto.

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