International students enrolling in an academic program at a university, college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory or another academic institution, including an English language program.
International students enrolling in a technical program at a vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution, other than a language training program.
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F-1 Visa For Kindergarten to 12th Grade
If you want to study in the United States at the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) level, the first step is to understand the U.S. education system and work with your parents to research the best school for you. In the United States, children attend primary (elementary and middle schools) and secondary (high school) school.
Understand the Difference Between Public and Private Schools
In the United States, children attend either public or private K-12 schools. Local, state and federal tax revenue funds public schools, while tuition dollars fund private schools. It is important to understand this difference because different rules apply for K-12 public schools and K-12 private schools.
As an F-1 student, you may only attend a public high school in the United States and may not attend a U.S. public school in kindergarten through eighth grade. If you attend public high school, you may only do so for a maximum of 12 months and must pay the full, unsubsidized per capita cost of attending in the school district. Payment of this fee must occur before you can apply for your visa. However, F-1 students may attend private K-12 schools at any grade level and regulations place no limit on the length of time you may be enrolled.
F-1 Visa For Postsecondary (Includes Technical & Community Colleges, Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral programs)
If you want to study in the United States, the first step is to research the school or program that most interests you. The United States has several postsecondary options for F-1 international students, including community colleges and undergraduate- and graduate-level programs.
F-1 Visa For English Language Training (Students of all ages can enroll in English language training programs)
M-1 Visa For Technical program at a vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution, other than a language training program
There is a US$350 SEVIS fee on F and M visa applications and US$220 on most of the J Visa applications, this includes the cost of the computer system which is used to record your stay in the United States (SEVIS).
There are several steps to apply for a Student Visa.
Be accepted onto an educational program.
Register for SEVIS.
Complete and pay for an online non-immigrant DS-160 application.
Schedule an appointment for a visa interview
Receive a decision: At your interview you should receive a decision on your application.
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