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F-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Does the Section 625 of the law affect all foreign students?

No, the law affects only students in F-1 status, or applicants for F-1 visas, who plan to attend public schools or publicly funded adult education. The law does not affect other foreign students, such as children of exchange visitors, diplomats or foreign workers.

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How does the law affect F-1 students in private schools?

Foreign students who attend private schools or privately funded adult education or language programs are not affected by the law. However, if a private school student wants to transfer to a public school or a publicly funded adult education or language program, he or she must follow the requirements of Section 625 of the law.


Can organizations or individuals sponsor an F-1 foreign student to attend public secondary school?

Yes, nothing in the law prevents an organization or individual from paying the tuition costs for the student. However, the payment may not come from public funds. The foreign student must still show that he/she has sufficient funds to cover education and living expenses while in the U.S./p>

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