Students on F-1 Visas

Students coming on F-1 (student) visas will also need to submit the following to receive their immigration documents:

  • Bank statement proving you have funds to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses for one year.
    • The estimated total expenses for tuition, fees, and living expenses for the fall 2023 - spring 2024 academic year is as follows:
      • Computer science major: $37,000
      • Engineering majors: $37,900
      • All other majors: $36,700
    • Your official bank statement cannot be six months older than the date you intend to start school. It must either be an official copy or a photocopy that has been signed and attested by a bank manager. Bank statements created more than six months before the start of school will not be accepted.
    • Students applying for fall (August) semester will need a bank statement created during or after March of the same year.
    • Students applying for spring (January) semester will need a bank statement created during or after August of the previous year.
  • Letter of support from sponsor – if the financial statement is not in your name, you must also submit a letter of support from the person who owns the account. This is a simple letter indicating the sponsor knows you and is willing to support you. It must also be signed and dated by the sponsor. If you are not sure how to write this letter, you may also use our standard letter of support.
  • Photocopy of passport.
  • Transferring from an institution in the U.S. – please work with your current school to complete the transfer form. We will need both the completed transfer form as well as the SEVIS record.
  • Document submission – you will have to upload all the above documents to the Financial Certificate for International Students form.