Tuition and Visa Types

Students on most non-immigrant visa types including F-1 and J-1 visas must pay out-of-state non-resident tuition. In rare cases, students in some visa types are allowed to pay in-state resident tuition if they have lived in NJ for one year or more. The following chart lists some visa categories and whether or not a student at Montclair State University in a certain visa category will pay out-of-state non-resident tuition or in-state resident tuition.

 

TYPE OF VISA   DESCRIPTION

SCHOOL TUITION

STUDY RESTRICTIONS

A-1, A-2
Ambassador, public minister, career, diplomatic or consular officer, and immediate family.

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid A status.

A-3
Employee of Foreign Government Official.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid A status

B-1/B-2
Business or Tourist visa

 

May not begin any "course of study" (neither full-time nor part-time) unless USCIS approves change of status to F-1 Student.

WB, WT
Visa Waiver Program - Individuals can
enter the U.S. for 90 days from Visa
Waiver Countries without a visa.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

Considered like a B-1/B-2 visa. Individuals can receive an honorarium and reimbursement for incidental expenses.

E-1, E-2, E-3
Treaty traders, spouse, and children

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

Principal E-1 or E-2 may engage in incidental study while maintaining valid E status. Dependents of E nonimmigrant may engage in part- or full-time study.

F-1
International student

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined by academic institution; part-time study only with approval of Designated School Official in accordance with regulations.

F-2
Dependents of international students

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

F-2 spouses may not engage in full-time study; F-2 children may only engage in full time study at the K-12 level. Part-time study that is vocational or recreational in nature is permitted. F-2 may not begin a course of study until a change to F-1, M-1, or J-1 status is approved.

G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4
Representative of an international organization, spouse, and children.

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

Principal G nonimmigrant may engage in incidental study while maintaining valid G status. G dependents may engage in part- or full-time study.

G-5
Personal employee of G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 visa older. Individuals in the U.S.as personal employees of a
representative of an international organization

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid G-5 status

H-1B
Temporary Professional Worker

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid H-1B status

H-1C, H-12A,B, H-3
Registered Nurse serving in underserved area. Temporary Agricultural Workers. Temporary workers whose skills are needed in the U.S. Trainees or participants in a special education exchange program.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

H-1B1: professionals under the Singapore and Chile Free Trade Agreements.
H-1C: Registered nurses working in health professional shortage areas.
H-2A and H-2B: Performing temporarily agricultural work or seasonal or temporary work for which a shortage of U.S. workers exists.
H-3: Individual participating in a training program provided by a specific employer.

H-4
Dependent of H Visa Holder

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

May engage in full- or part-time study.

J-1 Student
Students in the U.S. under Exchange
Visitor Program

Out-of-state Tuition

Must maintain full-time enrollment.

J-1 Scholar
Researcher/Professor under Exchange Visitor Program

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid J status.

J-1 Au Pair
Individuals in the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency and the Designated Program Sponsor.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May enroll in “postsecondary institutions” while maintaining J-1 status as an au pair, as required by J au pair regulations.

J-2
Dependents of J-1 visa holder

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in full- or part-time study.

L-1
Intra-company transfers, i.e., managers or executives who have worked abroad for branch of U.S. firm.

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

L-1 may engage in incidental study while maintaining valid L-1 status.

L-2
Dependents of L-1 visa holder

 

In-state tuition (if living in NJ for one year or more)

 

L-2 may engage in full- and part-time study.

O-1
Alien with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid O status.

O-2
Accompanying personnel

 

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid O status.

O-3
Dependents of 0-1 or 0-2 visa holder

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in part- or full-time study.

R-1
Alien in a religious occupation; Individuals in the U.S. as members of a bona fide religious denomination carrying out the activities of a religious worker.

 

Out-of-state Tuition

 

May engage in incidental study while maintaining valid R status.

R-2
Dependent of R-1 visa holder

Out-of-state Tuition

May engage in part- or full-time study.

The preceding chart is based upon a publication distributed by NAFSA: Association of International Educators entitled, Immigration Classifications and Legal Employment of Foreign Nationals in the United States, by Gail Rawson. The following condensed adaptation provides as concise description of each visa classification. Please note, however, that this information is not all inclusive.