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Hiring Current F-1/J-1 Students

Hiring F-1/J-1 Students Post-Graduation

ISPO Post-Completion OPT and Academic Training Administrative Processing Fee

All F-1 and J-1 students who are applying for post-degree work authorization must pay the ISPO Post-Completion OPT & STEM OPT (F-1) or Academic Training (J-1) Administrative Processing fee for their respective employment authorization applications. The Post-Completion OPT Administrative Processing Fee is required for ISPO to comply with mandatory federal regulations and maintain U.S. Department of Homeland Security systems for F-1 and J-1 SEVIS records while students are no longer enrolled at UC San Diego.

Fee Table:

  • Post-Completion OPT: $100
  • Post-Completion STEM OPT Extension: $300
  • Post-Completion Academic Training: $100

Administrative Processing Fee for UC San Diego Postdocs

International students who have graduated from UC San Diego and will be pursuing a postdoctoral position at UC San Diego must have their respective OPT, STEM OPT Extension, or Academic Training fee paid for by their hiring department.

To complete payment on the postdoc’s behalf:

  1. Upon request for this payment from the postdoc, use the online recharge form below to pay with your department’s index number
  2. Be sure to enter an “” email address in the Student Email field. Non-UCSD emails will not be appropriately routed to the postdoc.
  3. Receive an automated email receipt along with the postdoc.
  4. Postdoc will attach their receipt copy to their online OPT/STEM OPT/Academic Training request in ISPO’s iPortal to complete their application.
  5. Note: The postdoc will also need to attach their offer letter in their iPortal application, so please ensure this has been provided.
  6. ISPO processes recharges within the first week of each month.

For any questions, please contact ISPO at (858) 534-3730.