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Financial Information

2019-2020 Academic Year

Before an I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility) can be issued or extended for study in the United States, students must furnish proof that they have available funds to cover one academic year of their study. The following are estimated costs and do not include travel or automobile expenses. Financial documentation must reflect the following expenses for the current academic year (8 months):

Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees  $29,992
Average Room and Board On-Campus (includes double room and 15 meals per week - off-campus housing is considerably higher) $11,136
Miscellaneous Expenses (books, personal and transportation)  $5,500
Total Expenses to be reflected in Financial Documentation  $46,628

Full-Time Graduate Tuition $10,192
Living Expenses $7,000
Other expenses (health care fee, books, and personal expenses $6,250
Total Expenses to be reflected in the Financial Documentation $23,442
Note: If you plan to bring dependents to live with you, you must also certify funds of at least $5,000 per year for each dependent.

Please remember:
  • The bank statement or letter you submit should reflect the availability of the amount stated above and should be in English, or accompanied by an English translation.
  • Because of strict immigration limitations on employment, students should not plan on working as a source of income.
  • If your financial documentation is from any sponsor other than parents/family, you must submit any letters outlining financial responsibilities:
    • A certified copy of the letter of award or loan approval must accompany any government/corporate scholarship or loans
    • Please refer to the Acceptable Proof of Funds guide. Payment must be remitted prior to each semester. The yearly cost of attendance should never be remitted in one sum.
We recommend you retain copies of any financial documentation you submit.