Services for International Employees & Scholars


The Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) enables the United States government to maintain updated information on F and J visa holders.  For more information about SEVIS, please visa the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.

SEVIS Fee for J visa holders

The SEVIS fee for all new J-1 visa holders is $180.  Please note: on June 24, 2019 the SEVIS fee (also known as I-901 fee) will incease to $220. Accompanying J-2 dependents do not pay the SEVIS fee.  If you are transferring your SEVIS program to KU, you do not need to pay the SEVIS fee again.

How to Pay the SEVIS Fee

The SEVIS fee must be paid before the visa application is submitted to a U.S. embassy or consulate.  It also must be paid in U.S. dollars.  The Form I-901» (Fee for Remittance for Certain F,M, and J Non-immigrants) must be completed in order to pay the fee.  A SEVIS number and Sponsor number are required to complete the Form I-901.  Your SEVIS ID number is located on the upper right corner of the From DS-2019 and usually starts with the letter "N".  KU's sponsor number is: P-1-00099.

  • Those with credit cards and access to the internet may pay the SEVIS fee online».
  • Alternatively, if do not have access to the internet or credit cards for payment using the online form, you can pay via Western Union Quick Pay»

Evidence of your SEVIS Fee payment in the form of a receipt or a payment verification print-out must be presented during your visa interview, and at many U.S. ports of entry.  Please have your SEVIS payment receipt ready upon entry and reentry to the United States.

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.