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Questions About International Student Visas? We’ve Got Answers.

Everything you need to know about international student visas in this time of COVID, a new presidential administration, and continually changing immigration policies.

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The Man Behind The Mission: Kalpesh Kapadia

Before starting one of Silicon Valley’s most promising financial technology startups, Kalpesh Kapadia had trouble even getting a credit card. In 1995, Kapadia came to the US as a foreign exchange student from India. American banks weren’t thrilled…

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The Best Thing We Can Do Is Begin

From the beginning, Deserve has operated on three core principles: financial access, advocacy and independence for all. Built on the foundation of providing equal credit opportunities for underserved communities, Deserve continues to put its mission into action and…

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It’s Never Too Early To Build: How To Be An Entrepreneur In College

Aside from being ultra-successful businesses, what do Reddit, Snapchat, Dropbox, Microsoft, Facebook, WordPress and TIME Magazine have in common?  They were all started by college students.  Starting your own business is an incredible way to learn new skills,…

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Credit vs. Debit

No one can grow a money tree for you, but you already have the seeds to plant your own. The biggest secret of the ultrawealthy is that many of their fancy toys—cars, boats, houses—probably weren’t bought with their…

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Best Apps for College Students

Remember when your elementary school teacher said you wouldn’t always have a calculator in your pocket? Hindsight is 20/20. These days, you have all the information in the world at your fingertips. With the right combination of apps,…

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The Strangest Freshman Year Ever

When you were a high school freshman and your counselor asked you where you saw yourself in four years, we bet you weren’t quite envisioning this. Whether you’re in a dorm or apartment or living with family, this…

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Deserve’s Town Hall on Immigration: We’re stronger together

Students representing more than 90 countries, with ties to more than 300 universities, contributed to last month’s virtual Town Hall on Immigration. Wow! It’s probably not surprising considering how volatile and important this topic is to many of…

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You’re invited to the Deserve Town Hall on Immigration

Immigration affects all of us. It adds to the diversity, richness and strength of every sector of American life. That’s why Deserve was created to especially address the unique needs of International students. It’s also why we want…

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“Hey, how are you?” – A Blog Post About Self-Care

It’s a question we’re asking each other and ourselves quite a bit lately. The answer can vary day-to-day or even hour-to-hour. The whole Deserve crew has been sharing ways we’re keeping ourselves positive, busy and honest with each…

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