The application fee is $120 for U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents, and $140 for all international applicants.
Payment must be made by credit card. Checks cannot be accepted.
The application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications received, and is not refundable under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, the time of review or if, for whatever reason, the application is withdrawn.
Fee Waivers are available to qualified domestic applicants only. Eligibility to apply for a fee waiver is determined by program participation, US veteran status, or demonstrated financial need based on information requirements specified on the application.