Degree-seeking and exchange international students who gain admission to Beloit College will be issued a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa or DS-2019 for a J-1 exchange visitor visa following confirmation of enrollment.
The Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa or a DS-2019 for a J-1 exchange visitor visa will be sent April-May for fall term enrollment, and in November-December for spring term enrollment. I-20 Forms will be sent electronically. DS-2019 Forms will be sent by mail.
What are the required fees associated with a student visa?
An international student must pay the following fees in order to apply for a student visa:
- The SEVIS (I-901) fee
- $350 for F-1 visa applicants
- $220 for J-1 visa applicants
- Visa application fee
- The visa fee is determined according to your country of nationality.
What is the SEVIS fee (I-901)?
Your Form I-20 (F-1) or your Form DS-2019 (J-1) is issued through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), an electronic system operated by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program(SEVP). The I-901 SEVIS Fee is a fee charged by the United States Government to fund SEVIS and SEVP. The I-901 SEVIS Fee is different from the visa application fee, but also must be paid before you apply for your visa.
How do I pay the SEVIS fee?
You may pay the fee online at fmjfee.com.
You will need your passport, I-20 or DS-2019 form, and credit or debit card information to complete the payment. You will need to print or save a copy of your receipt after making your SEVIS payment.
After paying your enrollment deposit, receiving the I-20, and paying the SEVIS fee (I-901), you can apply for a visa. Review the student visas page on travel.state.gov, as well as the instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate where you will apply for a visa.
Note for Canadian Citizens: Canadian citizens coming to the U.S. to study do not need to apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate. All other entry and status requirements remain the same. For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s information for Canadian Students and for Canadians Entering the United States.