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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 5:15pm On Jan 21, 2017
GlitzG:


Can you help me checkout on eBay. I need $700+ Paypal funds?

This is no go area for me because of bank monthly limit
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by ponpon(m): 5:25pm On Jan 21, 2017
Renewable0216:


Sorry I'm quoting a very old msg but I need to make reference to this!
This was some 3-4 months ago and this advice has really helped.

I appreciate you Skinny and everyone that has helped me reach this stage! God bless you richly!

I'm back this time and I think I have some good news this time. smiley

I got a mail from one of the schools you advised that I applied to that I've been accepted for a PhD Electrical Engineering. Super excited about it.

The only ish now is I was asked to send financial document before issuing I-20. Truth is I don't have such financial muscle


Anyways, I trust the Elders in the house to guide this "toddler" in the right direction

I must appreciate the indefatigable efforts of @Electronic aka my tutor smiley He's been very helpful and instrumental all through the application stages. He's also given valuable advice on how to proceed which I hope to act on from Monday but I'm open to more guidance; the more the merrier,right?!

I totally will love full funding or something very close.

PS: I've been in talks with the grad coord for a while and she's been of help too though most times pithy and not discussing things at length. Ive never discussed funding with her up till now because I felt it was sort of sensitive but now that the admissions' given, how do I proceed from here?

Also, I once mailed the particular Prof whose research aligns with mine before submitting my application but he never replied.


Should I mail him again, or reach out to even more outside my area of interest?

What should I do differently in the mail this time?


The school is U o Kansas, if that might help

Looking forward to your much esteemed guidance folks!


cc: Electronic, Slimmy2005, Sir Riddy, Lagosismyhome, Gunther6, just wise and everyone who can be of help

Congrats bro, i tap into your anointing. In my opinion i feel not only one professor decides admission and for you to be accepted for a long tern study like PhD, probably there's a match for you or someone got interested in you. PhD's are mostly funded, they are sure you would be contributing your quota of research to the school.

Contact the Grad coord sir. I'm optimistic that there's funding for you

Congrats once again.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by sirRiddy: 5:42pm On Jan 21, 2017
Renewable
To add to what I said earlier,
because you got funding does not
exclude you from filling the financial forms.
Only if you are being awarded a fellowship
or assistantship, you will not need a bank
statement with several thousand of dollars.
In my time, my statement had less than 1000
dollars and I ticked the TA option. Everyone has to filled that form as it is an immigrant requirement.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by gunther6(m): 5:57pm On Jan 21, 2017
Walspring, I dey free on WhatsApp today make you holla. Hello house!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by gunther6(m): 6:00pm On Jan 21, 2017
Renewable0216:


Sorry I'm quoting a very old msg but I need to make reference to this!
This was some 3-4 months ago and this advice has really helped.

I appreciate you Skinny and everyone that has helped me reach this stage! God bless you richly!

I'm back this time and I think I have some good news this time. smiley

I got a mail from one of the schools you advised that I applied to that I've been accepted for a PhD Electrical Engineering. Super excited about it.

The only ish now is I was asked to send financial document before issuing I-20. Truth is I don't have such financial muscle


Anyways, I trust the Elders in the house to guide this "toddler" in the right direction

I must appreciate the indefatigable efforts of @Electronic aka my tutor smiley He's been very helpful and instrumental all through the application stages. He's also given valuable advice on how to proceed which I hope to act on from Monday but I'm open to more guidance; the more the merrier,right?!

I totally will love full funding or something very close.

PS: I've been in talks with the grad coord for a while and she's been of help too though most times pithy and not discussing things at length. Ive never discussed funding with her up till now because I felt it was sort of sensitive but now that the admissions' given, how do I proceed from here?

Also, I once mailed the particular Prof whose research aligns with mine before submitting my application but he never replied.


Should I mail him again, or reach out to even more outside my area of interest?

What should I do differently in the mail this time?


The school is U o Kansas, if that might help

Looking forward to your much esteemed guidance folks!


cc: Electronic, Slimmy2005, Sir Riddy, Lagosismyhome, Gunther6, just wise and everyone who can be of help

Don't start a grad program without funding no matter how highly rated that program is, especially a PhD it will be long and hard. Press further with other programs at other schools till you get the funding you are looking for.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 6:07pm On Jan 21, 2017
gunther6:
Walspring, I dey free on WhatsApp today make you holla. Hello house!

Okay big boss..

I go connect with you on whatsapp now
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by kokoboy4life(m): 6:10pm On Jan 21, 2017
Thanks for response have contacted WES about the challenge am encountering but they still gives me same method of payment that's on their web page am pleading to anyone in the states to help me make the payment over there if someone I will really appreciate such gesture, I will pay the cash back to the person in naira currency here in Nigeria
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 6:26pm On Jan 21, 2017
kokoboy4life:
Thanks for response have contacted WES about the challenge am encountering but they still gives me same method of payment that's on their web page am pleading to anyone in the states to help me make the payment over there if someone I will really appreciate such gesture, I will pay the cash back to the person in naira currency here in Nigeria

Let's give the thanks to God

Assuming you said it early this week, I could have help because a friend just left to Trumpland this morning
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by OluDare01(m): 6:42pm On Jan 21, 2017
the boss
gunther6:
Walspring, I dey free on WhatsApp today make you holla. Hello house!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by kokoboy4life(m): 7:06pm On Jan 21, 2017
I appreciates all your response to my questions so far but I still want you to guide me on how to make the payment i believe there will be other way to make the payment.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 7:13pm On Jan 21, 2017
kokoboy4life:
I appreciates all your response to my questions so far but I still want you to guide me on how to make the payment i believe there will be other way to make the payment.

Money order or check can be send to them as payment method, contact and ask them
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by LagosismyHome(f): 7:15pm On Jan 21, 2017
kokoboy4life:
Thanks for response have contacted WES about the challenge am encountering but they still gives me same method of payment that's on their web page am pleading to anyone in the states to help me make the payment over there if someone I will really appreciate such gesture, I will pay the cash back to the person in naira currency here in Nigeria

Always state the amount you need .....

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by wealth360: 7:44pm On Jan 21, 2017
This. Country eehhehe. God will help us. Please house I want to pay an application fee. @ Illinois state university. Please anyone here who can help me. It's $50. I will revert the equivalent of d money in naira. E sanu mi ejooo.

@walspring please sir I need the GRE materials too. Writing Feb 2nd.
Olayinkacomfort07@gmail.com
Thanks in advance
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by bigfrancis21(m): 7:52pm On Jan 21, 2017
kokoboy4life:
Thanks for response have contacted WES about the challenge am encountering but they still gives me same method of payment that's on their web page am pleading to anyone in the states to help me make the payment over there if someone I will really appreciate such gesture, I will pay the cash back to the person in naira currency here in Nigeria

I would love to help but unfortunately, right now I do not have some dollars to convert to naira. The modus operandi usually is, you pay in the equivalent of WES fee of $212 in naira into the Nigerian bank account of the reliable contact here in US, and they use their debit card/credit card (they have the dollars to spare but need naira) to log into your WES account and pay for you.

I guess I have explained the process well, for anyone who has dollars to spare willing to assist you.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by OGreene: 8:00pm On Jan 21, 2017
Nope. Went there on Saturday, met no one.

abbey4christ:
Please does anyone know if MAFIT office is always open on Saturdays
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by ponpon(m): 8:20pm On Jan 21, 2017
wealth360:
This. Country eehhehe. God will help us. Please house I want to pay an application fee. @ Illinois state university. Please anyone here who can help me. It's $50. I will revert the equivalent of d money in naira. E sanu mi ejooo.

@walspring please sir I need the GRE materials too. Writing Feb 2nd.
Olayinkacomfort07@gmail.com
Thanks in advance
get a Gt bank or access card it's around 328 per $ now... Check the gre thread I posted a link for some materials on page 170

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by ponpon(m): 8:21pm On Jan 21, 2017
kokoboy4life:
Thanks for response have contacted WES about the challenge am encountering but they still gives me same method of payment that's on their web page am pleading to anyone in the states to help me make the payment over there if someone I will really appreciate such gesture, I will pay the cash back to the person in naira currency here in Nigeria
find someone who has a USSD card here, it's pretty straight forward
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by slimmy2005(m): 8:57pm On Jan 21, 2017
wealth360:
This. Country eehhehe. God will help us. Please house I want to pay an application fee. @ Illinois state university. Please anyone here who can help me. It's $50. I will revert the equivalent of d money in naira. E sanu mi ejooo.

@walspring please sir I need the GRE materials too. Writing Feb 2nd.
Olayinkacomfort07@gmail.com
Thanks in advance
that school is stingy with funding except you have money for first semester.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 9:06pm On Jan 21, 2017
wealth360:
This. Country eehhehe. God will help us. Please house I want to pay an application fee. @ Illinois state university. Please anyone here who can help me. It's $50. I will revert the equivalent of d money in naira. E sanu mi ejooo.

@walspring please sir I need the GRE materials too. Writing Feb 2nd.
Olayinkacomfort07@gmail.com
Thanks in advance

Materials sent..

Check your email

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by gunther6(m): 9:08pm On Jan 21, 2017
OluDare01:
the boss

Egbon mi #weh done sir
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by sobastical: 9:29pm On Jan 21, 2017
Walspring:

how far?
I dey boss
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Scholastica16: 9:47pm On Jan 21, 2017
seeker88:
Big thanks to scholastica16, happyday, sirRiddy, electronic, et al for ur suggestions with regards to my application at SDSU.

I emailed the grad coordinator stating those constraints discussed, and he reverted with a response that I can upload an unofficial copy of my transcript to make d process go forward. He further stated that I may be conditionally admitted if I satisfy their admission criteria, and d condition will be removed when d university receives the official copy at a later reasonable date.

Still, I got a mail from d Office of Grad Admission (after his response) stating that my application is incomplete and can't be forwarded to d department. Maybe I should inform d grad coordinator about d mail from admission office??

Yes you should forward his mail to them and still explain why he came up with that idea. Trust me, I did exactly this to one of the schools I applied to.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by bbdd: 10:02pm On Jan 21, 2017
mevisbleek:
Good day Guys,

It

Return ticket to Denver = $586
Rent= $900/month, paid 2 months = $1800 (1 bedroom apartment close to bus station and grocery store. Most importantly, very close to Wing Stop, lol)
Cable & Internet- 150mbps (Comcast) = $99.99/month + $100 deposit since we didn't have SSN= $199.99
Power= Got this setup but expecting first bill in the mail in Sept. forecast $40/month
Security Deposit = $200
They had to do background check before signing the lease= $100 for the both of us (Never heard of this in Canada)
Stayed in Hotel on the first day = $135 + $12 parking + GST
Wifey registered for 3 courses which cost = $7500 ($2500 per course)
Health Insurance= $2660 for one year
Car rental= $56/day for 9 days, used EZ Rental = $504 + GST
House furnishing, student style which includes couch, tv, bed frame, mattrass, etc = $1800
Walmart shopping which includes grocery, pillow case, microwave etc = $386

Total expenses for the 9 day welcome trip cost roughly $15k



You spent wayyyy too much. I chalk it up to not being aware of the US system.
First wages are higher in the US and prices are higher.
Regarding your itemized expenses.

RENT : $900 is way too much. Most colleges have helped apartment complexes that are occupied by students. Look around well and you'd definitely find
something cheaper in a big city like Denver.

Cable and Internet : $199 is also outrageous.
I pay $35 for a solid cable package from playstation and my Internet is included in my rent. A lot of housing places have Internet in their packages and this is becoming the norm. If you visit Comcast website, they have loads of cheaper offers. I don't know about the deposit. Either way, if you have to pay a deposit, you'll get the money back.

School fees and insurance : American education is expensive and American health care is expensive. Bernie Sanders anyone?

If you looked around you would have found better cheaper deals on most of the things you listed above.

Overall, in the US, the pay justifies the expenses.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by slimmy2005(m): 10:37pm On Jan 21, 2017
bbdd:



You spent wayyyy too much. I chalk it up to not being aware of the US system.
First wages are higher in the US and prices are higher.
Regarding your itemized expenses.

RENT : $900 is way too much. Most colleges have helped apartment complexes that are occupied by students. Look around well and you'd definitely find
something cheaper in a big city like Denver.

Cable and Internet : $199 is also outrageous.
I pay $35 for a solid cable package from playstation and my Internet is included in my rent. A lot of housing places have Internet in their packages and this is becoming the norm. If you visit Comcast website, they have loads of cheaper offers. I don't know about the deposit. Either way, if you have to pay a deposit, you'll get the money back.

School fees and insurance : American education is expensive and American health care is expensive. Bernie Sanders anyone?

If you looked around you would have found better cheaper deals on most of the things you listed above.

Overall, in the US, the pay justifies the expenses.

Nigga was spending like a toddler. The internet package says it all. He was just paying like a kid.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by bbdd: 10:42pm On Jan 21, 2017
slimmy2005:
Nigga was spending like a toddler. The internet package says it all. He was just paying like a kid.

As in.
$56 a day for car rental. That number was so ridiculous that I googled car rentals from Denver Airport and it's like $15/day for a nice Hyundai Accent of Nissan Versa and if you stay for a week you get a bulk deal of like $70/5 days.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by slimmy2005(m): 11:16pm On Jan 21, 2017
bbdd:


As in.
$56 a day for car rental. That number was so ridiculous that I googled car rentals from Denver Airport and it's like $15/day for a nice Hyundai Accent of Nissan Versa and if you stay for a week you get a bulk deal of like $70/5 days.


Well, people talk a lot. All those over blown spending.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by slimmy2005(m): 11:19pm On Jan 21, 2017
If you have Assistantship or scholarship and want to get your $1000 for 1098T. The price is $50
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by iekene(m): 11:32pm On Jan 21, 2017
Please anyone who can help me pay Application fee of $50 USD.. Please signify..Biko
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by aadeyi: 11:46pm On Jan 21, 2017
slimmy2005:
Well, people talk a lot. All those over blown spending.
cool

Was look at those prices and I can't help but open my eyes wide and read again..... they call this kind spending, darosha spending... shocked shocked

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Walspring: 11:53pm On Jan 21, 2017
sobastical:


I dey boss

I loyal oo
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by OluDare01(m): 2:40am On Jan 22, 2017
slimmy2005:
If you have Assistantship or scholarship and want to get your $1000 for 1098T. The price is $50
Those of us that paid nko grin
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by slimmy2005(m): 4:08am On Jan 22, 2017
OluDare01:

Those of us that paid nko grin
I'll do it too

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