I-20 financial support requirements
Documentation of financial support
- International students must provide a bank statement form and financial affidavit of support.
- The financial affidavit of support must prove you or your sponsor’s willingness to pay for tuition, registration fees, books and living expenses for the duration of your studies.
- For funding support minimums, please see the graduate I-20 amount requirements.
You or your sponsor’s ability to provide the needed funds must be verified by a third party (bank). You may use our bank statement form or you may request a letter from your sponsor’s bank indicating the name of the bank, the account number, account holder’s signature and bank official’s signature.
Your application can be considered without a financial affidavit of support, but final admission cannot be granted until we receive proof of your financial abilities. If you plan to finance your education via fellowship, assistantship or scholarship, this process requires separate applications. If you are granted scholarship monies, you may use documentation of an award toward proving financial support.
- Statements from chartered accountants and those listing property and other non-liquid assets cannot be accepted.
- These documents are required for the student F-1 or J-1 visa petition at the American embassy or consulate in the home country.
- Students should request two original copies of financial documents: One for the visa application and one for Wayne State University.