Use the Study in the States glossary to define key terms throughout the F and M student process in the United States. If you are a current or prospective student, select “students” to see terms that specifically relate to you—from visas, to forms, benefits, and more. School officials should select “schools” to find more information on certification, responsibilities, and how to help their F and M students. You can also sort terms by selecting the letter of the alphabet a term begins with.


The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Web-based service that helps some agencies determine the immigration status of benefit applicants.