Services for International Employees & Scholars

Application Fees

H-1B filing fees are mentioned below.  Separate checks for each fee are required; made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”  The H-1B filing fee costs must be paid by the H-1B employer and cannot be paid by the H-1B employee.  These costs cannot be passed on in any indirect way to the employee (i.e. they cannot be deducted from the salary or start-up funds of an H-1B employee).  Currently ISS is billing departments via DARBI for these fees and requesting the checks for the filing.

  • $460 Standard Application Fee for Form I-129
  • $500 Anti-Fraud Fee (Required for initial and portability petitions, this fee is not required for extension cases)
  • $2,500 Optional premium processing service fee (expedited service)*

*Premium Processing is an expedited service that is available from USCIS for H-1B petitions.  USCIS charges a $2,500 fee in exchange for 15-business day processing period. USCIS guarantees that within 15 business days the Service Center will issue either a Notice of Approval, denial, or request for evidence.  Premium processing service may be requested at the time H-1B petition is submitted or at a later date, if necessary.  The premium processing fee is considered an employer's responsibility (like all H-1B related fees) unless there is a documented reason that the premium processing request would only benefit the employee.  In that circumstance ISS can evaluate a request from the employee to pay the cost of the premium processing (all other H-1B fees must always be paid by the employer). 

International Calendar

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
We have computers just for you! The AEC has its own computer lab that AEC students can use for free.
We have tutoring just for you! The AEC has an Academic Resource Center where AEC students can get free tutoring from AEC teachers.
We have Conversation Groups just for you! You can practice your English language conversation skills at our AEC Conversation Groups.
Need help? Have a question? The AEC has a team of cross-cultural advisors ready to answer your questions and help you with any problem you are facing.
We are experts at what we do! AEC faculty and administrators have a total of 701 years in International Education.