Proof of Funding
Required Funding DocumentsBefore issuing an I-20 or DS-2019, the University is required by law to verify that a student has the funds to cover the cost of his or her academic program. Homeland Security mandates that students should be able to demonstrate financial support for an academic school year that includes tuition, housing, health insurance, food, and others. We do this by asking for documents to show that the funds are currently available for the full cost of the student’s first year of study and certification that funds will be provided for subsequent years.
Every university does an annual calculation of the amount needed for all of these needs based on the cost of living in this area. Even if you will not live on campus, or you will have more affordable accommodations, you still need to show the estimated amount to cover living expenses around campus.
Students must present the following documents in order to demonstrate financial ability to cover their studies in the U.S.:
- Declaration of Finances AY 23/24 form that certifies who will sponsor the student's education. If the student is funding his/her own education then will be signed by the student
- For Summer 2023 Start dates, please use Declaration of Finances AY 22/23
- Proof of Finances to cover the estimated costs of funding as outlined in the table. See below for a list of acceptable funding documents and document requirements.
Document RequirementsEach document must be presented in English and on the letterhead of the agency issuing it, clearly showing:
- The name of the account holder
- The amount in the account
- The currency
- The name of the official and his or her signature and/or a stamp/seal
- The date on which the document was issued (must be within 1 year from the start of your starting semester)
Sources of FundingSee the lists below for acceptable sources of funding to submit.
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|*We reserve the right to request additional documentation after we have reviewed what you submitted.|