How a US education is already paying off for some

International students don’t qualify for federal financial aid and they pay much higher fees at state schools. But for five Indian science and engineering students getting their master’s degrees at San Jose State University, the shot at the opportunities and high future earnings are worth it. KQED reporter Madi Bolanos says their cramped shared apartment has not dampened their spirits.

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