|Qualify for your I-20|
Steps to take
The Certificate of Eligibility is also known as an I-20. It is the document that allows you to get your student visa. Being accepted into an academic or English language program is the first step in the process; finances and intent are the second steps. Being accepted into a program does not guarantee an I-20 or a student visa.
The U.S. government requires that we be absolutely sure, to the best of our ability, that you demonstrate enough financial (cash) support to cover the costs of your program for one academic year (scholarships included) and to provide a plan for how you can afford each following years’ costs. Please use this link to download forms to document your finances: Int'l Certification of Finances Information and How do I demonstrate financials for an I-20?
All students getting an F-1 visa must also pay the SEVIS 901 fee. Students must pay this themselves prior to their visa application and interview - for more information click this link. Remember to attach your I-901 receipt to your I-20 before your interview.
English Language Institute (ELI)
The ELI has sessions of varying lengths, from a minimum of 4 weeks, to a full academic year plus summer. Estimated cost for a full academic year, including housing is $25,000. Applicants must show a minimum of $15,000 to support a semester of study.
All undergraduate programs follow a two-semester academic year and require full-time enrollment for visa issuance. All scholarships are based on 48-month degree completion. Students are responsible for documenting finances in excess of their scholarships for one academic year inclusive of living expenses. First year students are required to live on campus. Please note: The required TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is 80 IBT or 550 on the paper-based test. There is conditional admission available for lower scores.
2012-2013 costs are as follows:
Graduates must show they have finances for the entire length of their program. Please be advised that there is no campus housing available for any graduate program.
Graduate and Professional Studies
All of Manhattanville's modular graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is two courses per module at six (6) credits each and four modules per year, no breaks other than institutional holidays. The program is completed in 18 months. Please Note: TOEFL requirement for graduate admission is 85 IBT or 600 on the paper-based test.
2012-2013 costs are as follows
School of Education
All of Manhattanville's semester-based graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is nine (9) credits per semester, summers are not mandatory but can accelerate graduation. The program must be completed in two years. The majority of the programs are 36 credits, some as many as 47.
2012-2013 costs are as follows
We Advise Change Of Status Through Travel To Home Country Only
Things to consider
Undergraduate Payment Plan
Manhattanville has a tuition payment plan with Tuition Management Systems. For $50 you can break your annual fees into 10 monthly payments with no interest. Additional fees for credit card payments - none if auto payments are from a US account.
Wiring Funds to Campus
Things to remember when apply for your visa
An F-1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa. It is important to show how this education will be used in your home country.