Middlesex County College welcomes applications from International Students seeking an F1 student visa. Students from more than 50 countries have attended Middlesex County College. International students enrich the educational experience at Middlesex County College in so many different ways!
If you will be applying for a student visa, please review the following policy and procedures for International student applications. To ensure you complete all the required documentation, read these instructions carefully and check off each item on following pages as you complete them.
We suggest you collect all of the required documentation prior to submitting your application. If you cannot obtain all the documentation prior to the deadline, you should submit the application and any available documentation before the application deadline and submit any outstanding documents after that time. Please make certain that every piece of supporting documentation has the name of the student printed clearly on each document.
Allow at least six to eight weeks for processing your application.
In order to be considered for admission, applications and all supporting documents must be received by the following dates:
Fall semester (Starting in September) deadline is April 15 of the same year.
Spring semester (Starting in January) deadline is September 15 of the preceding year.
We recommend you complete the application process well in advance of these dates to allow time for processing. No applications will be processed if postmarked after the deadline. If you are in the US with a visitor’s (B1 or B2) visa and do not plan to return to your home country to obtain the student visa, we recommend you do not submit your application until you have stayed in the US for a minimum of three months.
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1. Original bank statement with the sponsor’s name and address, OR a letter from the bank on bank letterhead, which must show at least the amount the sponsor indicated in the Affidavit of Support.
2. Proof of sponsor’s income, which can be provided by a letter from the sponsor’s employer, on company letterhead, indicating the sponsor’s salary and number of years of employment. If sponsor is self-employed or owns his or her business then a copy of the most recent income tax return can be supplied in place of the employer verification.
3. If the student will be living with family members or friends, an affidavit must be completed indicating room and board is being provided. This lowers the required sponsorship funding from $25,140 to $15,640 of support for each year of study.
4. If the student is bringing a dependent with him or her, an additional $5,000 in support is required and must be shown in the affidavit.
5. If the sponsor is retired he/she must show proof of income/pension.
6. If the student is sponsoring him/herself then the funding required is doubled (25,140 x 2 years).
If you are admitted to the College, you will be notified in writing and sent a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant “F-1” Student Status) along with your original financial documentation.
If you are living abroad you must present these papers to the visa officer at the American Embassy when you apply for your student visa.
If you are currently in the United States, you will need to bring your I-20 form from Middlesex County College, your I-20 if you are transferring from another school, and your financial documentation to: Mrs. Rita Burton, Foreign Student Advisor, in Edison Hall, Room 100.
Students who are changing status must bring a check for $300 made payable to the USCIS with the I-20.
Student admitted for the fall semester need to arrive on campus no later than August 10. Students admitted for the spring semester need to arrive on campus no later than January 5. There is no campus housing available.
The following is an estimate of your expenses for a calendar year, excluding summer study (12 credits per semester).
|Tuition and Fees (2 semesters)||$7,440|
|Books and Supplies||$1700|
*If you are living with friends or family while attending college, please have them complete an Affidavit of Support for room and board only (must be notarized) and the $9,500 can be subtracted from the estimate.
For students bringing a dependent, an additional $5,000 is required.
International students are charged an annual service fee of $600 ($300 each semester). This fee is included in the estimated total cost. However, you will be billed separately each semester for this fee.
For questions or if you would like to make an appointment to speak with the international admissions counselor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.