FBCA is a SEVP-Certified school, welcoming international students who wish to study in the United States.
Prospective international students who wish to study in the United States must be able to prove their ability to pay for their educational program, a place to stay and other applicable living expenses while in the United States.
Visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students for helpful information on DHS requirements.
Students must have written and spoken English proficiency. A Skype conversation between a school administrator and the international student applicant will be conducted to ensure spoken English proficiency.
International students are required to live with a host family, unless the parents reside in the Houston area. Students may NOT live on their own.
Upon acceptance, tuition must be paid in full or in 2 installments per year. Tuition will not be billed until the Visa has been approved.
Please note: FBCA does not help students find host families.
Once the following steps have been completed, the student will be issued an I20 required for their F-1 Visa interview.
- Complete online application and pay the $35.00 application fee using the Apply Now button.
high school transcript (original and translation)
report cards – 2 years (original and translation)
immunization record (original and translation)
passport – photo copy
supporting documents, host family power of attorney, and birth certificate
Students must meet Texas Department of Health guidelines on immunizations.
- Interview with school administration via skype.
- Once the student has been accepted for admission, an I20 will be issued.
- Schedule/attend Visa interview
- Once the Visa has been received, tuition payment will be required.
TUITION AND FEES
Grades 9-12 International Tuition: $10,850.00.
Includes books, yearbook, tutoring and I 20 processing fees.
(Does not include fees for trips, graduation, athletics and fine arts, dual credit college classes, and Advanced Placement (AP) tests)
Application Fee: $35.00
New Student Enrollment Fee: $360.00
Please note that it is a TAPPS rule that I-20 students may not participate in varsity sports or competitions for the first full year of school unless they live with an immediate family member. (Immediate family refers to Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters only).