International F1 Students

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Hybrid International Students (F1)

Indiana Wesleyan University offers dynamic, hybrid academic programs that support international students (F1) who desire to come to or remain in the U.S. to study in the States. IWU's Hybrid International Student Programs support students who are looking for CPT or post-completion OPT for eligible students.

Hybrid F1 students will take courses online, but may also be required to attend an in-person residency each year at one of our Regional Education Centers.

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Hybrid Programs for F1 International Students

Bachelor's Programs


Master's Programs


Doctoral Programs

 

International Student (F1) Start Dates

The International programs at Indiana Wesleyan University have many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.



Bachelors Programs
August 26
Masters Programs
July 1

August 26
Doctoral Programs
September 2

Tuition and Fees for F1 Students

Total Program Cost Estimate

$53,406.96*

*Includes $100 Graduation Fee

All 120 Credits


First Year Snapshot

The cost estimate below is representative of your first twelve months as an International F1 Student at Indiana Wesleyan. This table shows both school-related fees + Living Expenses (estimated ,) which will vary based on where you live.

Per Credit Hour Credits Courses Per Course Subtotal

Tuition

$387

36 12 $1,161 $13,932

Technology Fee

12 $85 $1,020

Educational Resource Fee

12 $20 $240

Embedded Resource Fee

$33.48
Tuition & Fees Subtotal
$15,225.48

+ Books (est.)

$794.52

+ Living Expenses (est.)

$14,400
TOTAL FOR FIRST 12 MONTHS (U.S.)
$30,420

30 Credit Hour Programs

  • MS Management - Data Analytics
  • MS Management - Healthcare Administration
  • MS Management - Information Technology Management

Total Program Cost Estimate

$19,801.98

All 30 Credits

33 Credit Hour Programs

  • MBA Data Analytics

Total Program Cost Estimate

$21,960.46

All 33 Credits

36 Credit Hour Programs

  • MBA
  • MS Information Technology Leadership

Total Program Cost Estimate

$23,685.46

All 36 Credits

42 Credit Hour Programs

  • MBA Healthcare Administration
  • MBA Information Technology Management
  • MBA Project Management

Total Program Cost Estimate

$27,535.46

All 42 Credits


First Year Snapshot

The cost estimate below is representative of your first twelve months as an International F1 Student at Indiana Wesleyan. This table shows both school-related fees + Living Expenses (estimated ,) which will vary based on where you live.

Per Credit Hour Credits Courses Per Course Subtotal

Tuition

$499

18 6 $1,497 $8,982

Course UNV-501 Tuition
*UNV-501 is a required course each term for all Master's level F1 students

$400 3 3 $400 $1,200

Technology Fee

6 $85 $510

Educational Resource Fee

6 $25 $150

Embedded Resource Fee

$451.98
Tuition & Fees Subtotal
$11,293.98

+ Books (est.)

6 $118.00 $706.02

+ Living Expenses (est.)

$14,400
TOTAL FOR FIRST 12 MONTHS (U.S.)
$26,400

Total Program Cost Estimate

$55,295.76

All Credits


First Year Snapshot

The cost estimate below is representative of your first twelve months as an International F1 Student at Indiana Wesleyan. This table shows both school-related fees +Living Expenses (estimated ,) which will vary based on where you live.

Per Credit Hour Credits Courses Per Course Subtotal

Tuition

$650

21 6 $13,650

Course UNV-701 Tuition
*UNV-701 is a required course each term for all Doctoral level F1 students

$650 3 3 $650 $1,950

Technology Fee

5 $85 $425

Educational Resource & Residency Fees

$945

Embedded Resource Fee

$135.68
Tuition & Fees Subtotal
$17,105.68

+ Books (est.)

6 $150.00 $894.52

+ Living Expenses (est.)

$14,400
TOTAL FOR FIRST 12 MONTHS (U.S.)
$32,400

Admissions FAQs

  • Please ensure the application portal states your application is complete and submitted for review.
  • You can submit all required documents via the Application Portal. If your file is incomplete, the Indiana Wesleyan team will contact you regarding the required documents.
  • Once complete, please allow the admissions team time to complete your document review for admission.
  • If your SEVIS is within one week of being terminated, please email enrollment.F1@indwes.edu and include your U.S. entry date.
  • Once admitted, you will receive an email with access to your admission letter within your application portal.
Email enrollment.F1@indwes.edu and request to update your start date. Once the update is complete, your admit letter in the application portal will automatically update.

I'M NOT FINANCIALLY CLEARED -OR- REGISTERED FOR CLASSES

  • Yes, you can change your program after being admitted.
  • Please email enrollment.F1@indwes.edu, including the new program name, and we will initiate the change for you.
  • Changing your program requires multiple departments and steps. Please allow time for the update to be completed.
  • The 1st course for all F1 academic programs is the same, so the time to update your information will not impact onboarding for classes.

I AM REGISTERED FOR CLASSES

  • Yes, you can change your program after being admitted.
  • Please complete the Change of Program form found within the Student Portal
  • BS in Information Technology
  • MSM in Information Technology
  • MSM in Data Analytics
  • MS in Information Technology Leadership
  • MSM in Healthcare Administration
  • DBA in Data Analytics
  • DBA in Information Systems
  • DBA in Healthcare Administration
  • The Indiana Wesleyan team works through applications, emails, and other questions in order of receipt.
  • Enrollment.F1@indwes.edu is your point of contact throughout the enrollment process. Contacting other departments will not expedite your enrollment.

The cost of books and materials is detailed above, in the Tuition and Fees section of this webpage.

The Slingshot service delivers the correct books and materials to your home prior to each course at a competitive cost.

Additionally, some resources are only available online via IWU.

Enrollment FAQs

  • Classes will appear in Brightspace approximately one week before the start of the term. Do not be alarmed if you cannot see them in Moodle before then.
  • However, if classes are about to start or have already started and a class disappears, be sure to email enrollment.F1@indwes.edu right away so our team can investigate the issue.
  • Hybrid courses require face-to-face time with your professor and classmates.
  • Residencies occur one time per semester, three times per calendar year. Attendance is a strict requirement for your F1 Student Visa status.
  • Residency is a two-day class time designed to help you achieve success both academically, and socially.
  • Class time and location varies. Be sure to watch your student email and Brightspace for updates on residency dates and locations.
  • Orientation is held virtually via Microsoft Teams shortly before the launch of a new semester. The time and information link will be sent out roughly one week before Orientation.
  • Attendance is strongly encouraged and recommended, but a recording will be available within your 1st course.

All students will receive a physical student ID card at their initial residency.

Academic FAQs

  • To request transfer credit from your previous school(s), you must contact your enrollment counselor and include the following:
    • Program in which you have been Accepted or Applied.
    • The course you have taken with an A or B grade that is believed to be the same as the one in the new program.
    • Unofficial copies of your graduate transcripts.
    • WES or other credential evaluation if the transcripts are from a non-US university.
  • Indiana Wesleyan will review your transcript and confirm any applicable courses. If it is unclear that the course is the same, we may require copies of the syllabi from your previous course for comparison. We only accept transfer credit from Regionally Accredited universities (or their equivalent worldwide).
  • Once we determine that a course could be eligible for credit transfer, Indiana Wesleyan must receive official copies of your transcript within the next four weeks to process the credit transfer. 
Send official transcripts to e-transcripts@indwes.edu
  • Any course you have already taken at Indiana Wesleyan, whether you passed or failed, is not eligible for credit transfer.
  • Any course you are currently taking is not eligible for credit transfer. Requests must be made before the start of the semester.
  • Please understand that if you transfer a hybrid course, it will shorten your program. Once transfer credit is granted, it cannot be rescinded to lengthen your program. And unless you also transfer to an online course, you will have to double up on online classes in one or more semesters. The International Student Programs advising team will review your options with you.
  • If you are an F-1 student, you must study full-time.
    • This means at least one hybrid class and a second hybrid or an online class for at least six credit hours per semester.
    • You cannot drop below this level and remain in status.
Each semester, we automatically register you for classes in a prescribed order. Please do not request to take classes out of order or attempt to self-register.

1st-Time Login Issues: Email Enrollment.F1@indwes.edu for assistance

Current Student Login Issues:  View this help article for more info.

Still have questions? Email it.support@indwes.edu

Student Account Services FAQs

There are 4 steps to complete to be financially cleared to register. You must complete this process promptly to receive your updated I-20.

  1. Submit the Financial Policy Agreement (FPA)
  2. Pay the $500 deposit
  3. Submit the Financial Responsibility Form
  4. Set up your Payment Plan

Directions to complete each of the required steps are included within the application portal once you are admitted.

Pay Online

  • All students are required to set up a payment plan.
  • This plan will automatically withdraw your payments each month from the payment information that you provide when you set up the plan. The initial payment plan only covers your first 12 months of enrollment.
  • If you want to pay ahead or make an additional payment, you can do this in several ways. We will take your payment over the phone, or you can pay in person (including cash) at the residency. You can also pay online with your student ID number.

No. Late fees are non-refundable.

  • Tuition refunds are based on the date you request withdrawal.
  • Once you have completed the third week of a course, tuition is not refundable.
  • Any balance remaining on your account once an eligible tuition refund has been applied is still due to the university. You must pay this balance in full or work with our Account Resolution Counselors to set up an acceptable payment plan.

Our credit card processor charges a 2.45% service fee, which is added to any debit or credit card payment.

Payments by e-check do not incur a fee.

When the payment processor processes your payment for your payment plan, they will send you an automated confirmation of the payment.

Once that payment has been posted to your student account, you can get a receipt from Student Finance in the IWU Student Portal.

DSO - F1 Visa FAQs

  • Your responsibilities as an F-1 student are to yourself, your university, and the federal government.
  • If you do not provide your DSO new information, like a change of address, they cannot fulfill their responsibility as a DSO.
  • A more complete list of student responsibilities can be found at this link. (external gov’t link)
  • Initial I-20 students will receive their I-20 following admission to create their SEVIS account and schedule their embassy interview upon admission into the program.
  • SEVIS Transfer students from another US institution will receive their updated I-20 once they are financially cleared and registered for courses. A form will be issued for SEVIS transfer students to complete after they complete the financial clearance process.
  • It is recommended that students secure their existing I-20 from their previous institution until Indiana Wesleyan issues the updated document.
Your former institution will confirm that your record has been transferred. Hold onto your existing I-20 until Indiana Wesleyan issues the updated document.
  • To have your SEVIS record transferred to Indiana Wesleyan, you must start with a DSO at your current school. The DSO will inform you of that school's requirements for the transfer of your SEVIS record.
  • In general, you must submit a copy of your Letter of Acceptance to Indiana Wesleyan to your current institution. The IWU SEVIS Campus ID will be included in an email upon your admission to IWU.
  • Some schools also require transfer-out forms to be completed by the student and a DSO at the new school. A DSO at Indiana Wesleyan will be happy to assist you. Contact F1advising@indwes.edu
  • When you have met all their requirements, a DSO at your current school will initiate the transfer on the date you and the school agree.
  • You will be considered "in status" while transferring your SEVIS record. However, your employment authorizations will end by the date your SEVIS record is transferred. You will not have employment authorization again until the first day of your new program at Indiana Wesleyan.
  • Students planning to leave the U.S. must notify a DSO before traveling.
  • The Travel Endorsement on an I-20 is for return travel to the U.S. to continue a program of study, not for departure.
  • Students should plan travel outside the required residency dates.
  • Students planning to travel across two separate terms, must request authorization for both terms.
  • Email F1advising@indwes.edu to request your travel authorization.

Please submit a Graduation Letter Request Form

Students must have applied for graduation and be within six months of completing a degree before submitting this request.

Indiana Wesleyan does not offer health insurance. You can find many competitive options from the vendors listed below. The coverage should include Medical Evacuation and Repatriation. Indiana Wesleyan does not endorse any specific plan.

  • http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/
  • https://www.studenthealthusa.com/
  • https://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/index.cfm
  • https://www.isoa.org/
  • http://www.trawickinternational.com/Our-Products/Student-Insurance
  • http://www.trawickinternational.com/Our-Products/Travel-Medical
  • http://www.culturalinsurance.com/
  • https://www.inext.com/

To have an F-2 dependent added to your record, you must provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of sufficient financial funding:
    • For a Spouse : Additional $6,000 in funding documentation
      • A copy of your Marriage Certificate
      • A copy of the spouse’s valid Passport (photo page and parent page)
    • For a Child : Additional $3,500 for each child in funding documentation
      • Must be under 21 years of age
      • Must be unmarried
      • Must not be within 90 days of their 21st birthday
      • A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate
      • A copy of the child’s valid Passport (photo page and parent page, unless the child is registered in the parent’s passport)
    • For Reactivation of a Dependent SEVIS Record : SEVIS Number to be reactivated

When you have gathered your information and documentation, you may email the details to F1advising@indwes.edu

You can request a name change in your IWU Student Portal Account. Within the National and Global Student page, look for the Name Change link under “Personal Information Forms”