All F-1 nonimmigrant students are required to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee. As of October 24, 2008, the SEVIS fee is $200. After you receive your I-20 from Southwestern, you will be able to pay the I-901 fee.
You can complete the Form I-901 or send a paper version, which you can obtain at www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/. More information about the fee and about additional payment options can be found at www.fmjfee.com. You cannot pay this fee to Southwestern. The phone number for the I-901 Help Desk is 785.330.1048. If you do not pay this fee, your application will not be processed.