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New Initial I-20

After you have been accepted and paid your enrollment deposit, you may request your Form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 student visa to enter the United States.  You must have a financial affidavit and supporting proof of finances to upload.

Financial Requirements

The SEVP Form I-20 and visa interview at the U.S. Consulate require you to show sufficient funding to cover the financial requirements of your program.

Please note:
  • Only proof of your FIRST YEAR of educational expenses is required.
  • The amount includes tuition, fees and living expenses for 2-3 semesters over 12 months--any combination of Fall, Spring and Summer (grad students) semesters.
  • The financial information will appear on your I-20.
  • The financial document(s) you provide must equal or exceed the financial requirement for the first year of your program.
  • The amount shown on your I-20 may be less than the amount you have provided on your financial statements. The I-20 only needs to show you have funds for the estimated cost for your program.
  • Documents must not be older than 6 months.
  • Financial documentation must be in English and funds must show the equivalent in U.S. dollars.
Avoid problems and delays--Do Not Use
  • Non-English language documents (only English or official translations are OK)
  • Amounts not indicating USD equivalents
  • Any document that does not clearly show date within 6 months
  • And document that does not clearly show your name or your sponsors name as holder of the account
  • Snapshots of online banking screens
  • Employment letters or Salary statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Real Estate statements
  • Loan Applications (loan documents must be signed acceptances of the loan)
  • Life Insurance statements
  • Investment statements (unless cash value and terms of withdrawal are spelled out)
  • Valuation statements
  • Tax return documents
  • Documentation that is less than your tuition, fees and expenses as published by HU
  • Documentation that does not include amounts needed to cover any dependents (as indicated on the Affidavit instructions)