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An international student planning to study at the University with a student (F-1) visa must meet the appropriate admissions requirements and procedures, and provide an affidavit of financial support. Academic records should include courses studied, grades earned, diplomas, certificates, and results of comprehensive national examinations. A certified translation of previous education records is required if the records are in a language other than English.

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS-USICE), approves Harrisburg University as an institution eligible for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

This approval allows an international student to apply for entry into the United States for study only after an “Affidavit of Financial Support” is deemed sufficient by the university. A USICE Form I-20 is then certified and submitted to SEVIS. After you receive your I-20, a SEVIS ID is on the form (N and 10 digits) and you are required to pay a $200 (U.S.) I-901 fee to SEVIS using your SEVIS number. You may make this payment at https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee. Then, schedule your visa appointment and be sure to take the receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee payment along with your passport, your I-20, and your Acceptance Letter. After the SEVIS Deposit is made, the next step in the admissions process is to confirm your intention to enroll with a $1000.00 (US) enrollment deposit. This tuition deposit will be credited to your account and subtracted from your tuition charge. You can make your online tuition deposit here: http://harrisburgu.edu/international-tuition-deposit/. If you are accepted, you will receive a tuition deposit form with your acceptance letter. You may use that form to pay by check if you wish.

Following entry into the United States and arrival at the university, the student will be required to provide a copy of the passport, I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, and the Form I-94 departure record to confirm all identification information in SEVIS.

An international student does not qualify for Federal and State financial aid.

Prospective and current students can get a lot of questions answered just by reading this helpful SEVIS tool.