Congratulations! We’re so happy that you have been accepted to Spring Arbor University. Please complete the following forms and submit the following information. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both domestic and international students need to have health insurance if they plan to live and study at Spring Arbor University. This is not provided by Spring Arbor University, so you will need to select a health insurance service and provide us with verification of your coverage. If you need assistance in selecting a health care policy, we do have a few recommendations we can provide to you that some of our international students have used in the past. Let us know and we can give you a few options.
Students are responsible for flight arrangements and securing transportation from the airport to campus. Flights are not covered in the cost of tuition, but an estimate is reflected on the Affidavit of Support. If you need transportation from the airport, we can discuss how we can assist you in securing a ride.
Read the following information about obtaining your visa.
To comply with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, all non-US citizens desiring to study in the United States must obtain the required documentation to do so. When you have been admitted to Spring Arbor University, we will begin the process of completing this documentation. You will be issued a Form I-20, which lists some of your personal information, and proves that you are enrolled at our university. This is a very important document that you will need throughout your time here. All I-20s will be sent to your email.
Form I-901 and $350 remittance fee
Upon receiving your I-20, you will go to FMJfee.com to complete the Form I-901 and pay the one-time $350 remittance fee required by the United States Department of Homeland Security. You must have your Form I-20 in hand before completing the Form I-901. The $350 fee is paid to the U.S. government, not Spring Arbor University. You can learn more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.
F-1 Student Visa
Most international students are required to schedule a VISA appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Please note: In some countries, the wait time for an appointment may be several weeks. Students are responsible for booking their own VISA appointment
Entering the United States
International students cannot enter the United States more than 30 days prior to the “program start date” that is indicated on the Form I-20. This is a United States government regulation over which Spring Arbor University has no control. Your arrival date needs to be communicated as soon as possible so we can ensure appropriate accommodations are made.