International Students

International Students

Welcome International Students! Juan Diego Catholic High School welcomes international students to become part of our academic community and share the experiences of life in the safest state in the nation. The school values the rich diversity of cultural experience international students brings to our institution.

Applicants must complete JDCHS International Application Form for admission review. Students are required to provide original documents with the application. Please follow the instruction on the application carefully. PLEASE DO NOT FAX DOCUMENTS. Applications will not be reviewed until the International Student Department receives all original documentation.

An applicant will be considered a transfer applicant if applicant has attended any secondary school in the United States at the time the applicant plans to enroll at JDCHS. Successful transfer applicants must demonstrate better than average grades in school, proficiency in English, pass the reference check, and evidence of sufficient funds to cover all expenses.

Tuition and Fees

All international students are subject to pay the tuition and fees at the time of the application process. Financial assistance or tuition discounts are not available for international students.

  • International Student Tuition 2015-2016 per student: $18,396
  • Technology Fee: $105.00
  • General Fee: $685.00 (The general fee includes computer and library fees, yearbook, standardized test, student insurance, Catholic Schools’ Office fee, activity card and free admission to all home games and activities. New student applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable $200.00 fee. This payment includes a $50.00 registration fee with the balance of $150.00 being credited toward the $685.00 general fee. (The remaining $535.00 balance of the general fee will be included in the student’s monthly tuition payments.)

Tuition, Fee and Contract Policies

The following policies apply for delinquent tuition and fees. Only the principal may approve exceptions to these policies. If tuition cannot be paid on time, you must communicate with the principal in writing to prevent enforcement of delinquent tuition policies:

  • Students may not take quarter or semester examinations with outstanding financial obligations.
  • Students may not participate in graduation ceremonies with delinquent tuition or fees.
  • All past due tuition and fee accounts may be assessed a late fee of $50.00 per month.

Textbooks

Students for the 2016-2017 school year will receive textbooks for general courses without cost. There may be charges for some courses (refer to the 2016-2017 Course Guide). Students will receive all textbooks for the various general courses they will be taking. They are responsible for the care of all textbooks during the time that they are in possession of the books. All textbooks must be covered. Students must pay the full cost for any damage to a book beyond normal wear and tear and for any lost or stolen books. Books will be returned to the school prior to the last day of a course or at the close of the academic year.

Athletic/Activity

Students who participate in a sport or activity will be asked to pay an activity fee that varies depending on costs. Those students who are unable to pay this fee may apply for assistance. Note: All policies regarding school philosophy, regulations, discipline, and dress code along with tuition policy are available to parents in the school handbook.

Tuition, Fee and Contract Policies

The following policies apply for delinquent tuition and fees. Only the principal may approve exceptions to these policies. If tuition cannot be paid on time, you must communicate with the principal in writing to prevent enforcement of delinquent tuition policies:

  • Students may not take quarter or semester examinations with outstanding financial obligations.
  • Students may not participate in graduation ceremonies with delinquent tuition or fees.
  • All past due tuition and fee accounts may be assessed a late fee of $50.00 per month.

Student Housing Policy

All students are required to be placed into host family provided by our International Student Department or a relative approved by the International Student Department.

Living with a hosting family: All incoming students are required to be placed into an approved host family for the duration of the school year. All possible families will be interviewed, registered, and in home visit will be conducted before student placement. After the interview and the meeting with the host family, we will then decide which family the student will be placed. The fees for the host family will be collected by the International Student Department and cannot be paid by the student, agent, or any other entity other than our International Student Department.

Living with a host relative: Student are eligible to live with a direct relative (I.E., Parents, brothers, sisters, aunt or uncle) who is over 28 years of age with the proof of proper immigration status and proof of residence with registration fee and approval from the International Student Department.

Forms & Applications

I-20 Form

Upon receipt of the tuition and fee payment, Juan Diego Catholic High School will issue an I-20 form. I-20 is necessary for obtaining an F-1 student visa or for legal transfer from another institution in the U.S. If, for any reason, a student cannot attend during the term planned, the I-20 must be returned with notification of a future enrollment date or notification that the student will not be attending JDCHS. For students who will enroll in a later semester, a new I-20 will be sent by JDCHS to the student upon final acceptance to the new term. Students must present their passport, Form I-20, entry permit (I-94 card) and English translated proof of insurance to the International Student Department upon arrival at JDCHS to be eligible for enrollment.

VISA Application

International Students must appear before a United States consulate in order to secure an F-1 student visa. The following items must be presented: Form I-20 (certificate of eligibility issued by JDCHS), a valid passport, and proof of sufficient financial support. Students with F-1 status who are transferring from an educational institution in the United States should consult with the international student adviser at their present school for instructions on the Immigration Services transfer process. This should be done as early as possible to avoid any difficulties.

*J-1 students are also subject to same policy, procedure, tuition and fees as F-1 students.

Student Application

To obtain International Student Application, schedule a tour of the school or for more information please contact Mr. Hoshino / International Student Department, at , 801-984-7631, or 801-400-9658