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Financial Support

Financial Support

As part of the application process, you will be required to certify that you have sufficient financial resources by submitting an Affidavit of Support and Financial Statement.

This includes nine months or 12 months at Fontbonne University, exclusive of travel expenses for F1 students. These fees are based on on-campus living; off-campus accommodations may be more expensive.

Dependents: if you have a dependent that will be included on the I-20, please add $8000 per dependent. Spouses of F-1 visa holders are not permitted to work under any circumstances.

The affidavit of financial support is a part of the I-20 and DS-2019 requirements and cannot be issued until the form is on file.

The affidavit of financial support and proof of support must be dated no older than 6 months to the applied date. Any documents older than 6 months are not accepted.

Proof of Financial Resources

United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require documentation that sufficient financial resources are available to meet a student’s prospective educational and living expenses while in the United States. 

Applicants are required to submit documentation that shows financial resources equal to or exceeding one year of expenses for the program of study they are interested in pursuing. The Form I-20 will not be issued until this information is provided.

Requirements for Financial Documentation

  • Funds must be “liquid” (such as checking or savings; business accounts can also be used) 
  • Documents must indicate explicit numerical balance (most current) of the account
  • Documents must be dated within the last six months

Examples which ARE acceptable:

  • Graduate assistantship or scholarship letters
  • Original bank letters signed by a bank official
  • Original bank statements issued directly from the bank

Examples which ARE NOT acceptable:

    • Bank letters without the name of the account holder or account number
    • Bank statements lacking currency amounts
    • Accounts with maturity dates in the future
    • Letters which do not specify the availability of at least the minimum amount per year
    • Life insurance policies
    • Payroll reports/expected income
    • Tax statements

Please mail this form to:

Fontbonne University
Office of International Affairs
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105

Contact

Questions? Contact the Office of International Affairs at internationalaffairs@fontbonne.edu.

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