The typical application fee for a U.S. student visa is $160, as of 2015. The classification for a student visa is F, while the classification for a vocational or non-academic visa is M.
The U.S. Department of State features a tool on its website where aspiring students can see how much the visa issuance fee is in their home country. Before applying for a visa, students must be accepted to a school that accepts the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. Students who intend to study recreationally and not towards academic credit can use a visitor visa with the classification of B.