International Student Services

August 18, 2018

Post-Completion Training Fee – Now Live!

The Post-Completion Training Fee payment link is now live! You must submit proof of payment at the time of application – we will not accept applications for 12-Month OPT, 24-Month STEM OPT Extensions, or Post-Completion Academic Training without proof of payment.

Who Pays the Fee?

  • Graduating students or alumni in F-1 status who apply for the initial post-completion 12-month OPT work authorization
  • Individuals who apply for post-completion OPT authorization with thesis or dissertation remaining. Any student applying for OPT or AT under the I-765 code (C) (3) (B) is required to pay the fee. The U.S. government requires the same processing and reporting requirements from UW ISS whether or not the final thesis or dissertation has been submitted.
  • Alumni in F-1 status who apply for the additional 24-month STEM OPT extension authorization.
  • J-1 visa holders who apply for Post-Completion Academic Training authorization–training that continues or begins after academic program completion (either graduation or end of exchange studies).

To pay the fee:

Make sure you click on the correct Post-Completion Training Fee type – refunds will NOT be made for incorrect payments. See below for our refund policy.

12-Month OPT

24-Month STEM OPT Extension

Academic Training

Refund Policy:

This fee can only be refunded if an applicant submits their materials to ISS and it is determined that the individual is not eligible to apply for the associated benefit of status. The amount of the refund will be the fee payment minus $5.00 for processing fees.

Refunds will not be granted for those individuals withdrawing an application, who have failed to graduate, or any other reasons. A new application submission for any reason will require a new Post-Completion Training Fee payment.