All international students who wish to obtain F-1 or J-1 status must submit a completed Affidavit of Support with accompanying appropriate supporting documents. With the exception of graduate assistantships, no campus employment is guaranteed. Therefore, the student must have sufficient funds to pursue the intended program, as calculated by the Office of Student Financial Accounting. It is recommended that the Affidavit of Support be submitted along with other application materials or as soon as is practical.
Documentation Required with the Affidavit of Support:
Note: Documentation more than 6 months old is not valid for the issuance of an I-20 or DS-2019.
An official letter on your bank’s letterhead with the bank’s stamp, or a current bank statement, which shows amount of monies available. You may provide evidence from more than one account that you hold.
Parents/Other Family or Private Sponsor:
A notarized or affirmed personal letter expressing the ability and intent to provide financial support for the applicant and dependent(s), if any. This letter must also state the specific amounts and duration by dates of support to be provided.
An official letter on the sponsor’s bank’s letterhead with the bank’s stamp, or a current bank statement, verifying funds available. A sponsor may provide evidence from more than one account.
BCIS Form I-134—Affidavit of Support (available at http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/files/i-134.pdf).
A copy of the KUMC school/departmental letter offering you assistance, detailing the amounts and duration.
A copy of your letter of acceptance of the terms of the assistance.
Government, Home University or Company/Organization Support:
An official letter on the organization’s formal letterhead, stating the terms of sponsorship, amount and duration of support, travel expenses, funds for dependents (where applicable), etc.