U.S. student fees increase
The US Department of Homeland Security has decided to increase the cost of student fees for foreigners by 75%.
Thus, the cost will increase from 200 $ to 350 $.
The new rules will come into effect on June 24, 2019.
The rule does not apply to J-1 visa recipients who are sent to the United States for the following exchange programs:
- au pair;
- camp counselor;
- summer work programs.
For all other exchange programs, the cost of student fees will increase by 22% (from 180 $ to 220 $).
The number of students for the first time in 10 years has declined in the United States, and educational institutions are going through hard times due to lack of funding. School directors argue that raising student fees will lead to bad consequences, as this will not only serve as a financial barrier, but will also signal that the US government is not waiting for foreign students at its universities. Thus, this will not only reduce the number of students entering the US study, but also worsen the economy.
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