NO. Please refer to Outstanding Balances due for further information.
Yes. The Solution Center can remove the financial hold from your account only upon payment of the overdue balance.
If paying by wire transfer or other similar method, make sure payments are received at Student Financial Services by August 15 for fall, and December 15 for spring.
Contact ISSO immediately and before August 15 if unable to pay your balance for fall semester or before December 15 if unable to pay your balance for spring semester to discuss other immigration options. The sooner you contact ISSO before these deadlines, the better to avoid immigration status violations. ISSO will be unable to assist in removing the financial hold.
NO. All off-campus work authorization requires prior permission from ISSO and a new Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. Unauthorized employment results in an automatic termination of legal immigration status.
Yes. All F-1 and J-1 students must be enrolled full-time by the first day of the semester. ISSO processes F-1 and J-1 status terminations of international students that are not enrolled full-time during the Add/Drop period.
Yes. You will need to provide proof of acceptance to another school to ISSO by the Add/Drop period. Please familiarize yourself with the Transfer Out guide and eform. Your eligibility for post-completion work authorization may be impacted.
Please discuss this with the new international office of the school you are transferring to.
Please note: a transcript cannot be released with an unpaid, outstanding balance. Please see The Solution Center Outstanding Balances page for more information.
Yes. You will have 15 days to depart the U.S. from the date we terminate your F-1 or J-1 status. Check with your UMass Lowell academic program to see if it will be possible for you to complete your degree requirements on-line from your home country, once you have cleared your financial hold. Please note that this will eliminate your post completion work authorization.
Please be mindful of the penalties to overstays. We urge you to read through the Unlawful Presence guidance. Feel free to consult with an immigration attorney with any status related questions. See out Immigration Resources page.
Only if you still have a minimum of one full semester of required academic work that you can fulfill with no more than one on-line course. You will need to repay the SEVIS fee and may need to apply for a new F-1 or J-1 visa to return to the U.S. You will only be eligible for post completion work authorization if you have two semesters of required academic work upon your return.
No. However, you are eligible to obtain an unofficial transcript at any time.