As an international student at NFI, It is most likely that you will have M-1 of Non-Immigrant status.
As a Non-Immigrant student, you will face certain restrictions:
All full-time students qualify for an M1 visa. However, depending on your situation, you may also qualify for a F-1 or J-1 visa. Check for more details
The Admissions Office will serve as a resource for you throughout your stay. Ask us any questions you have, and we will do our best to help you.
Navigating U.S. Immigration Changes
It can be confusing—but we are here to help! NFI closely monitors the changing immigration regulations and want to make sure understand your responsibilities and have a successful educational experience in the U.S.
What is the difference between a visa and visa status?
A visa is a stamp in your passport that allows you to request permission to enter the United States. Your status is your immigration status. You need to maintain your status paperwork throughout your time here in order to stay in the United States—and we will help you do that.
You may want to work while you are in the United States—either to gain experience in your field of study, or simply to earn some money.
When and where you may work depends on your immigration status and where you are in your academic program.
F-1 students need authorization for most categories of work. J-1 students need authorization for any type of employment.
As an international student or scholar at NFI, it is important to take good care of your health, and utilize your resources. Use the information here to find the answers you need.
In the United States, health insurance is necessary to receive medical care at a more affordable rate. As an international student or scholar, you are required to have it for your entire stay in the U.S. Having adequate health insurance ensures that you comply with visitor regulations, stay healthy, and protect yourself from unexpected medical costs.
NFI will enroll students in its health insurance plan. Scholars can choose to purchase the same insurance or select another company as long as it meets certain requirements.
All international students and scholars are required to have an insurance plan with coverage that meets the minimum requirements. There is a fee, but NFI has negotiated reasonable rates.
Where will you live while you are at NFI? It is important to find a place to live as soon as possible— feel free to speak with your admissions officer email us. They can put you in touch with other students looking at housingOR check out the following website: Zillow
Do be careful about potential scams etc. If you’re uncomfortable with any request from a potential landlord, reach out to the NFI admissions officer email us.
Scholarships are the best form of financial assistance because you do not have to repay them. NFI has two types of funding specific to international students: Need-based Scholarships and Merit-based Scholarships.
If you experience unexpected financial difficulty, we may be able to help you meet your basic needs depending on the situation. We can award typically between $500 and $2,000, depending on the need and the availability of funds. ApplyWe accept applications through the year on an on-going basis. We typically make decisions within two weeks after receiving the application. We will apply any award to your Bursar account.
Several generous alumni and industry professionals have donated money to set up scholarships for students who have met the criteria defined by the donor.We accept applications through the year on an on-going basis. We typically make decisions within two weeks after receiving the application. We will apply any award to your Bursar account. Apply
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