About the Certification of Finances
For international students only: Information about Cost of Attendance for international students can be found here. University costs rise approximately 3% each year. Students requiring an F1 visa must certify that they have sufficient financial resources for the first year of their intended stay in the United States.
In addition, all international students requiring an F1 visa 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 to $3,500 per year for each dependent. The University cannot send you forms for your student visa until complete financial certification has been obtained.