The Summer / Winter in Maryland program nonrefundable deposit is $500 and must be paid by credit card (preferred) or by wire transfer (additional fees apply). (Contact the International Partnerships Office for information regarding wire transfers.) Credit card payments may be made by completing the following form:
After completing the application form, financial documentation (statement of ability and statement of willingness) and credit card authorization form, all documentation must be submitted to Towson University's International Partnerships Office eletronically (in one email with attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the postal service (FedEx or DHL) at the following address:
Summer / Winter in Maryland
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
F-1 Visa Overview
Towson University will review your application and contact you if any additional information is necessary. If admitted to the program, the University's International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) will issue a certificate of eligibility (Form I-20), which will need to be signed and presented to:
a Visa Officer at a U.S. Consulate in order to obtain an F-1 visa
a Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Officer when entering the U.S.
Note that there is an additional SEVIS (I-901) fee and visa interview fee. Additional information regarding the visa process will be mailed with the student's Form I-20.
Health Insurance & Immunization Requirements
Prior to their arrival in the U.S., students participating in the Summer / Winter in Maryland program must purchase health insurance coverage for the entire duration of the program of study. Coverage must include:
Medical evacuation and repatriation of mortal remains coverage for at least $10,000;
Provider must service clients and have operations (offices) in the United States;
Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness; and
A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
Participants must provide documentation that they have received immunizations for:
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap, post-2005)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
If documentation is not provided, students vaccinations must be administered on campus at an additional cost. Additionally, participants will be tested for Tuberculoses (TB) on campus ($33 for skin test) and may need a follow-up T-SPOT exam ($75). Note that these tests may be covered by insurance and participants are encouraged to ask their provider prior to arrival.
Remittance of Remaining Payment
After obtaining the F-1 student visa and health insurance, students must remit final payment to Towson University prior to arrival.