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J-1 Status

J-1 Status

J-1 Status

J-1 status is generally used for students in specific educational exchange programs such as the Fulbright or any others. J-1 status may also be used by the college for students in degree programs. 

To be eligible for J-1 status, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have adequate financial support for all of your school and living expenses, including additional financial support for any accompanying family members, for the duration of your degree program.


  • 51% of your total financial support comes from an institutional or government sponsor in the form of a scholarship, fellowship, assistantship, stipend, tuition waiver, or other direct support provided specifically for the educational program.  Personal or family funds and loans or support from individuals do not qualify.
  • You are participating in a specific educational exchange program.