Admissions - International Students

Student Visa

At National University, we have made the application for a student visa (Form I-20) into a simple process with a step-by step guide:

Step One
Once you have applied and been accepted in one of our programs, you will want to pay your confirmation deposit to reserve your spot in your class and be eligible to receive your Form I-20. You will not be issued a student visa unless you have been accepted into our program and have paid the deposit.

Step Two
To be issued a Form I-20, you will need to complete a Proof of Financial Support Form showing evidence that adequate provisions have been made to meet your financial needs during the first academic year of study. This form must be completed and submitted with accompanying documents (e.g., bank statements, loan agreement, etc.).

There are predetermined amounts considered adequate to cover the first year's expenses for each program, which includes tuition, books, fees, housing, and miscellaneous funds. The estimated first year expenses are:

  • $53,521 for Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Naturopathic
  • $41,778 for Master of Science in Acupuncture, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
  • $31,476 for Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Step Three
After the Proof of Financial Support Form and accompanying documents have been submitted to the Office of Admissions, your Form I-20 will be issued and mailed to your current address. Your student visa can be issued at any time once your file is complete but it is only valid for 30 days prior to the start of the trimester. If you are currently studying in the United States, you will need to have your student visa transferred to National University.

Step Four
There is a SEVIS fee of $100 that is required by the Department of Homeland Security. You will receive information on how to pay this fee when you receive your Form I-20. This is not a fee due to National University. You must pay this fee directly to the Department of Homeland Security.

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