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You are strongly encouraged to live in campus housing where residence hall rooms are available. If you chose to live on campus you should complete the following: International Student Housing Application. You will be required to make a housing deposit of $90.00 for the residence halls. These fees are in addition to any tuition or academic fees assessed. The deposits should be enclosed with your application.

Note: During holidays the NEO campus will shut down and all dorms will be closed


Please be aware that NEO’s International Program does not furnish transportation to our campus in Miami, Oklahoma and will not be responsible for picking students up at the airport, bus terminal, etc. If you are a student athlete, a coach or member of the athletic booster program may agree to transport you to campus, but this is by no means guaranteed. Please be sure to make prior arrangements for getting to Miami from your arrival point.

End of the Semester Departures — International Students should NOT purchase plane tickets with departure dates prior the last day of their final exams; instructors will not allow students reschedule exams for an earlier date/time in order accommodate transportation plans that conflict with the published semester schedule. All students should plan to attend class throughout the entire semester, including final exam week.



You are allowed to work on campus only, but not more than 20 hours per week. Without an EAD or special work permit you are not allowed to work off campus. Jobs cannot be guaranteed but can be acquired with persistence. Do not assume you will be given employment or expect to use supplementary any income for your tuition or room and board. Contact International Programs for further instructions on how to apply for a Social Security Card and obtain a Social Security Card Verification Form.

Students who wish to apply for OPT training (to work in an area directly related to their field of study) may apply with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service.

TB Testing

International students are required to undergo Tuberculosis (TB) testing within 10 days of arrival on campus. An appointment with NEO’s school nurse will be scheduled immediately and persons with a positive TB result must undergo further screening at the Ottawa County Health Clinic. This may include a chest x-ray. Prophylactic medication and follow-up exams may also be required, as determined by the Ottawa County Health Department.

Students who do not meet this requirement, or if necessary, who do not undergo subsequent screening or follow prescribed treatment regimes may be prohibited from attending classes, will be blocked from registering for the subsequent semester, and will not be allowed to apply for a Social Security card until such time as they are determined to be of no public health risk (e.g. contagious).