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International Student Welcome Center

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) welcomes international students! We offer a fully-accredited Intensive English Program, as well as over 200 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and programs to choose from, with excellent 2+2 credit transfer to 4-year universities. Starting at FVTC is the smart, affordable way to the career of your dreams.

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Interested in learning English? Our Intensive English Program certificates will help you learn English and prepare you for college classes.

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Step 1: Apply

Application deadlines: 
Fall semester  |  Apply by May 15 
Spring semester  |  Apply by October 15 

Download & Complete the International Student Application (PDF)

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Step 2: Verify Funds

  1. Complete the Official Certification of Source Of Funds form (PDF) 

  2. Submit an official bank statement or notarized letter from a financial institution, translated in English, verifying funds of $17,500.00 (U.S. dollars) are available to cover all educational and living expenses for one academic year. Currency must be shown in U.S. dollars. 

An explanation of the $17,500.00 (U.S. Dollars) cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Tuition: $5,500 per year (equivalent to approximately 24 credits per year, 12 credits per semester)
  • Housing, Meals, Personal Expenses: $10,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000 per year (estimated cost)
  • Health Insurance: $600 per year (estimated cost)
  • International Student Orientation Course Fee: $350 (one-time payment)
  • International Admissions Processing Fee: $50 (one-time payment)
  • Application Fee: $30 (one-time payment, done after arrival)

Step 3: Provide Documentation

  1. Provide a copy of your current, non-expired passport. 

  2. Email all scanned documents to or mail to the address below. An I-20 will not be processed without the $50 processing fee payment. Payment can be made one of the following ways:
    1. Online during the application process
    2. Online at
    3. Credit card at eFAS Financial Account Suite (fee is 2.75%)
    4. Mail a check or money order to the address below 

Mail To: 

Fox Valley Technical College
Global Education & Services 
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI  54912-2277 U.S.A

Application Deadlines:

May 15 - August Start (Fall)
October 15 - January or June Start (Spring or Summer)

Include the following documents if applicable: 

  • English Test Scores
    Minimum TOEFL (70) or IELTS (6). Test scores are NOT required if enrolling into our Intensive English Program.
  • High School Diploma
    Provide an official copy of a high school diploma or completion certificate; translated into English.
  • College Transcripts
    Transcripts from a non U.S. university / college must be provided with a U.S. credential evaluation report through either the Education Credential Evaluators ( or World Education Services (
  • Current F-1 students studying in the U.S.A (PDF). All documents mentioned in Step 2 AND;
    • Copy of current, valid VISA
    • Copies of ALL issued I-20 forms
    • Official copy of college transcript
  • Dependents
    If you are planning on bringing dependents (spouse, children) an additional $8,000 per dependent must be available and verified on financial documentations. Provide a copy of a current, non-expired passport for each dependent.
  • Sponsor
    Form I-134, Affidavit of Support is only required if another person(s) will be sponsoring you with financial support. One form per sponsor is required. 

Next Steps

Upon receiving your I-20 and welcome packet from Fox Valley Technical College, schedule an interview with the U.S. Embassy and present the I-20 and letters of support at your embassy visit. The embassy decides whether or not to grant an F-1 Student Visa. Please contact your regional EducationUSA advisor as you prepare for your embassy visit. Visit to locate your nearest EducationUSA Center.

Prior to your scheduled visa interview, you must pay a $200 SEVIS I-901 F-1 Visa Fee. Information regarding this fee and how to pay it may be found by visiting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website at:

Once you are granted the F-1 Student Visa, contact immediately to notify Fox Valley Technical College of your pending arrival date. Check-in with Global Education and Services immediately upon arrival to Appleton, Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

Arrive to campus by the date noted in the acceptance letter contained within your welcome packet, and attend the mandatory one-credit, one-week International Student Campus and Community Orientation Course. F-1 students may arrive NO MORE THAN 30 days before this date. You will be admitted to Fox Valley Technical College as a general undergraduate student until ALL remaining requirements are complete. Students registering late will have limited course selection and may need to enroll in courses unrelated to their intended field of study. All international students MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to maintain F-1 status.

Tuition & Housing Information

Tuition & Fees

Tuition | $5,500
Housing/Meals | $10,000
Books/Supplies | $1000
Health Insurance | $600
Orientation Course | $350
Admissions Fee | $50

TOTAL PER YR. *$17,500

*All costs are estimated. Estimated tuition cost is for one entire year/two semesters. International students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Housing Options

Tech Village 

Take your college experience to a higher level! Create a circle of friends in an exciting new living-learning community located just two blocks from Fox Valley Technical College. Meet international students from around the globe as well as students from the local area.

The Tech Village offers apartment-style student living. Share a comfortable, fully furnished four-bedroom two-bath suite with four other students. Community amenities will include:

  • high-speed Internet
  • fitness center 
  • walking path
  • variety of settings for learning, creating and connecting

Learn More About Tech Village


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Application deadlines:
Fall semester
Apply by May 15
Spring semester
Apply by October 15 

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