The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires that students show proof of financial responsibility in order to be issued the Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Student). It is required that the student submits anAffidavit of Financial Support and Supporting Evidence.
Affidavit of Financial Support Form
This form must be completed by the party who is assuming financial responsibility for the student’s stay in the United States.
The Affidavit must be completely filled out.
The Affidavit must show that the individual will be supporting the student with at least the minimum estimated amount of financial support required. These amounts must be clearly stated.
The document must be signed by the financial supporter and notarized.
The Affidavit must be current within six months.
Supporting Evidence of Financial Support
This document is evidence of financial ability. Supporting evidence may be in the form of bank statements, financial documents or employment verification.
Bank statements must include the current balance. Letters from bank officials attesting to bank accounts must state a specific dollar amount.
Partial bank statements cannot be used as financial evidence.
Internet generated bank statements cannot be used as financial evidence.
Any document submitted must be an original document on the institution’s letterhead stationery.
Employment verification letters must state employment start date, monthly/annual salary and that the employment is full-time.
Documents must be current within six months.
The estimated cost for a student’s expenses for one academic school year at the University is as follows:
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