Certificate of Finances
For International Students Only
Total cost of attending University of the Pacific can be found here. University costs rise approximately 3% each year. Unless you are a U.S. citizen or unless you have been classified by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service as a permanent resident, you must certify that you have sufficient financial resources for each year of your intended stay in the U.S.
In addition, all international students requiring nonimmigrant visas must provide the University with a recent financial guarantee or recommendation in the form of a letter or account statement from a financial institution showing the specific dollar amount per year available to you and the duration of its availability. The dollar amount must be converted into US funds. If your study will be sponsored by a government agency, foreign embassy or private individual (such as a parent), the sponsor must submit a letter to the University indicating they will pay for your studies in the United States. The sponsor must also submit an account statement showing the specific dollar amount per year available to you and the duration of its availability.
The University may require further certification of finances or advanced payment of tuition and fees from students whose funds originate in countries where severe currency restrictions exist. If you will be accompanied in the U.S., allow $3,000-3,500 per year for each dependent. The University cannot send you forms for your student visa until complete financial certification has been obtained.