International students are charged an International Surcharge fee of $250 per semester. The surcharge is assessed for the following purposes:
- to offset the expenses associated with unfunded mandates from the federal government which require reporting to the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). SEVIS compliance must be evaluated for each student at three points:
- application for admission
- each semester the student is actively enrolled
- upon graduation if the student exercises his/her post completion employment benefits (OPT)
Note: The federal system charges a SEVIS fee which is paid directly to USCIS. Michigan Tech does not receive any portion of this fee. It is currently $180 for J-1 students and scholars and $200 for F-1 students.