International Student & Scholar Services
Nurturing Growth of the International Community
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), a division within the International Programs office, provides immigration and support services to international students and scholars, and nurtures the growth of an international community by promoting intercultural education and understanding.
Statement of Goals
- Provide education, information, and services in support of the federal immigration regulations that govern F-1 and J-1 visa holders, and support international students and scholars in maintaining their legal status;
- Facilitate the legal entry, orientation and cultural adjustment of international students and scholars;
- Partner with the tri-state community and other offices on campus to foster an environment that is responsive to the needs of the University’s international population;
- Advocate on behalf of international students and scholars to ensure that they are afforded every opportunity to successfully accomplish their academic and career goals.
Note: STEM/OPT Fees
Effective Spring 2023 a fee of $200 is charged at the point of initial application for the 12-month post-completion OPT program to cover services associated with the 12-month post-completion OPT program including required reporting, counseling, and record updates for the post-completion OPT period (12 months).
Effective Spring 2023 a fee of $400 is charged at the point of initial application for the 24-month extension of OPT and processing for two annual reviews. These fees will cover the costs of providing the services listed above during the 24-month extension period of Optional Practical Training and are nonrefundable.
Learn more about STEM/OPT.