The announcement issued by the US Department of Homeland Security on the 22nd local time shows that from June 24 this year, the fees paid by international students, exchange scholars participating in the US Student and Exchange Scholars Program (SEVP) will rise sharply.
According to the latest regulations issued by the US Department of Homeland Security website, the Student and Exchange Scholar Information System (SEVIS) fees for F- and M-class student visa holders will increase from the original $200 to $350; For J-type visa holders in summer camps or summer work trips, the fees remain the same, but other items for J-class visas, such as visiting scholars, will increase from $180 to $220. International students or visiting scholars must pay SEVIS fees before obtaining a visa, as required by US law. The latest move by the US Department of Homeland Security means that international students’ fees for studying in the US will increase by 20% to 75%.
A substantial increase in fees is a disastrous decision for international students and American colleges and universities. With the first reduction in the number of international students in the United States in the past decade and the enormous financial pressure on higher education institutions, this policy will greatly reduce the willingness of foreign students and visiting scholars who have already incurred huge tuition fees to study in the United States and exacerbate colleges and universities. Financial Crisis.
This is a big blow to those who have plans to study in the United States. In recent years, the number of students studying in the United States has increased dramatically. Many people apply for undergraduate programs and apply for junior high schools. I hope that children can have better development. However, as the situation becomes more and more serious, it is getting harder and harder to apply for studying abroad. Therefore, many people choose to choose a professional study agent to help, do not feel that it is not necessary, even if the application for study abroad is successful, you may have special circumstances emergency transfer (also known as美国紧急转学), internship after admission, and need the help of the study agent. When choosing, it is best to choose a local study agent in the United States, such as Dream Go. The US study agent will handle your problem more timely and professionally than the domestic study agent. If you have a h1b visa application and a h1b renewal (also known as h1b续签) after graduation, you can also ask them for help.