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Fees and Expenses


Applicants will be responsible for the following fees:

  • Fingerprinting ($39.00 online + $10.00 on site)
  • VIT Certificate ($78.00 to District)
  • Program fee to ESC 13

Program Option

Student Name (Required)

J-1 Visa Extension Fee


Applicants will be responsible for the following costs and expenses:

  • SEVIS Fee (currently $180)
  • Consular/visa application fees (currently $160)
  • Travel expenses to and from the United States
  • Personal expense money for the initial costs upon arriving in the United States prior to receipt of the first paycheck
  • Certification or licensure costs
  • All costs and fees associated with dependents including insurance premiums
  • Typical expenses such as housing, bills, transportation, food, and all other expenses in the United States

Health Insurance

All J-1 teachers will need a health insurance that covers the following concepts:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness;
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000;
  • Medical evacuation in the amount of $50,000; and
  • Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

More information regarding the fees and expenses associated with the VIT Program can be found here.