calculating funding

Some requests in iStart ask for students to verify funding sources for their expenses. For some requests, students may also be asked to submit proof of funding.

Expenses on your I-20 or DS-2019 may include the following:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Living expenses
  • Dependent expenses (spouse and children)

Funding is usually calculated for one year for F-1 students and for the duration of the program for J-1 students. Information about the required expenses for a student's program is available in the specific e-form. Students can also contact the Office of the Registrar for more information about expenses.

Please see guidlines below when submitting documentation for funding.

General Guidelines

  • Funding should be liquid
  • Proof of funding document should have been issued in the last 6 months (some exceptions apply)
  • Proof of funds should be in USD (let ISSS know if this is not possible)

Bank Statements:

  • Should clearly state account holder's name
  • Should show account number
  • Should be in English

Letters from departments (assistantships, etc.):

  • Should be on unit letterhead
  • Should clearly show name and signature of person who signed form
  • If appointment is renewable, this should be clearly indicated in the letter. Otherwise, ISSS will only be able to calculate for the time period listed in the letter
  • Should either have a monthly or yearly stipend/salary listed
    • If monthly, make sure the letter also indicates how many months out of the year the student is paid (i.e. 9,11,12)

IMPORTANT: If uploading multiple sources of funding into the iStart e-form, please combine documents into one PDF document to upload.

Students who have questions about their expenses, funding or documentation for funding should contact ISSS.

 

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