[UPDATED: August 12, 2021] Please note that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) related travel restrictions and vaccine requirements, study abroad options may be affected. Many programs are open for in-person instruction, however, ApplyESL recommends contacting schools of interest to check status, and local embassies or consulates, to obtain information regarding visa services currently available.
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2014-03-18
Sung Won

School Application Fees

I checked your website and would like to ask whether I need to pay the school’s application fee? For a school in the United States, does the fee include receiving the I-20 from the school? Please let me know. Sung Won

2014-03-18

Dear Sung Won,

Most programs listed at ApplyESL.com require that you pay the school’s application fee (in full or in part) prior to you submitting the application to the school. The reason why schools charge an application fee is to cover their administrative costs and to receive a commitment from the student. Since all application fees are non-refundable, make sure that you choose the school which you believe is best for you before you apply. Once you pay the school’s application fee and your application is sent, you may also be asked to pay a mailing fee to account for the cost of mailing your I-20 (USA) to you via express mail. All students applying to a full-time English program will need to apply for the student visa and for this the school’s I-20 form is required.

Chris
ApplyESL.com Advisor

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