The ISSO charges a fee of $200 to graduating students in F-1 status who apply for employment authorization from the Department of Homeland Security. Graduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields may apply for a 24 month extension of employment authorization; the fee for the STEM extension is $400. Graduates in J-1 status pay a fee of $300 for up to 18 months of post-completion Academic Training authorization. Certain J-1 graduates who are eligible for Academic Training authorization beyond 18 months must pay another $300 fee for the additional period of AT.

Pay only if you are applying for F-1 Post-Completion OPT, STEM Extension, or J-1 Post-completion Academic Training.

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