Documentation of Sufficient Funds

International students must provide complete and accurate documentation of sufficient funds in order to qualify for a student visa. The total of these funds must cover the cost of the first year of school, books, insurance and living expenses. International students are not eligible for U.S. federal student aid. Official bank statements as proof of liquid assets are required to document sufficient funds. A signed affidavit of support (available from the admissions office) is required if the bank statement/account proving the availability of required funds is not in the student’s name. The amount required to cover expenses for the first year is dependent upon the program of study. If you have dependents who will apply for F-2 visas, the cost of living expenses for the spouse and/or child(ren) must be provided. The current cost of total expenses for each student and the cost of living per each dependent are listed on the 1-20 documentation worksheet, which is part of the application packet for international students.