FINANCIAL CERTIFICATION FORM

 

The Financial Certification Form (FCF) or proof of funding, is required for international applicants seeking to obtain immigration documents for international student status (I-20 for F-1 students and DS-2019 for J-1 students).

The I-20/DS-2019 is the certificate of eligibility to obtain the F-1/J-1visa or to request a change of status to F-1/J-1. The International Student Services (IS) office will issue the appropriate immigration document only after the applicant (1) has been formally admitted to FAU and (2) completed the request for I-20/DS-2019 E-Form including acceptable financial support documents.

For information on international admission requirements and deadlines visit http://www.fau.edu/admissions/.

 

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE ~ INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Students who seek admission for Fall or Spring Semester

 

Students who seek admission for Summer Semester

 

Expenses¹

Annual estimated cost of attendance¹ for 24 credit hours & 12 months of living expenses

Annual estimated cost of attendance¹ for 36 credit hours & 12 months of living expenses 

 

Tuition and Fees2

$ 17, 273     (24 credits)3

$ 25, 909  (36 credits )3

Books and Supplies

$   1, 248

$   1, 248

Living Expenses4

$ 19, 332

$ 19, 332

Medical Insurance5

$   1, 335

$   1, 335

TOTAL ESTIMATE

$ 39, 188

$ 47, 824

 

¹ Costs are estimated based on Student Financial Aid Budgets. They are subject to change without notice.

2 The cost per undergraduate credit hour is $719.71. For a breakdown of tuition and fees please review https://www.fau.edu/controller/student-services/tuition-breakdown

3 International undergraduate students are expected to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours during fall and spring semester. However, they are encouraged to take 15 credit hours in order to obtain their degree within designated time. Students who begin their program in the summer are also required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours during the summer in which they start the program.

4 Living expenses include housing, meals, transportation and incidentals and are estimated based on the university’s student financial aid budget calculations. The monthly average for living expenses is estimated at $1,563. Students living with family/relatives in the area may complete the Alternate Estimate of Living Expenses and submit it in the request for I-20 E-form.

5 Insurance is mandatory for international students for more information visit: https://www.fau.edu/international/current/health-insurance.php

 

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE ~ INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Students who seek admission for Fall or Spring Semester

 

Students who seek admission for Summer Semester

 

Expenses¹

Annual estimated cost of attendance¹ for 18 credit hours & 12 months of living expenses

Annual estimated cost of attendance¹ for 24 credit hours & 12 months of living expenses 

 

Tuition and Fees2

$ 18, 446     (18 credits)3

$ 24, 595     (24 credits )3

Books and Supplies

$   1, 248

$   1, 248

Living Expenses4

$ 19, 332

$ 19, 332

Medical Insurance5

$   1, 335

$   1, 335

TOTAL ESTIMATE

$ 40, 361

$ 46, 510

 

¹ Costs are estimated based on Student Financial Aid Budgets. They are subject to change without notice.

2 The cost per graduate credit hour is $1,024.78. For a breakdown of tuition and fees please review https://www.fau.edu/controller/student-services/tuition-breakdown

3 International graduate students are expected to enroll for a minimum of 9 credit hours during fall and spring semester. Students who begin their program in the summer are also required to enroll for a minimum of 9 credit hours during the summer in which they start the program.

4 Living expenses include housing, meals, transportation and incidentals and are estimated based on the university’s student financial aid budget calculations. The monthly average for living expenses is estimated at $1,563. Students living with family/relatives in the area may complete the Alternate Estimate of Living Expenses and submit it in the request for I-20 E-form.

5 Insurance is mandatory for international students for more information visit: https://www.fau.edu/international/current/health-insurance.php

 

DEPENDENT INFORMATION

If your spouse or children will be joining you in the U.S., or if they are already in the U.S. as your F-2 or J-2 dependents, please submit the dependent request E-Form.

Additional funding is required for dependents ($5,000 for spouse and $3,000 for each child).

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Funds may come from any dependable source including scholarships, sponsoring organizations, personal funds or funds from student’s family depending on which of the categories you check below. Funding documents should be dated no more than six months old at the time when the I-20/DS-2019 is issued. Original documents are preferred, but scanned/fax copies will be accepted for the initial review process. IS may request original documents or additional information in order to verify accuracy of financial support documentation.

Personal and/or family funds must be submitted on the official letterhead stationary of the bank/financial institution, and must verify that the required amount (estimated cost of attendance) specific for your situation is available for your studies. All letters must be written in English, and figures should be stated in US currency.

Note: You will be required to show original financial support documentation when applying for the F1/J-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate.

 

Examples of acceptable funding documents

 

Examples of unacceptable funding documents

 

  • Savings and Checking Accounts
  • Money Market Accounts
  • Deposits with no withdrawal restrictions or maturity dates
  • Scholarship or Grant award letters from U.S. government, foreign government, or international agency specifying covered expenses and any upper limits on those expenses
  • Letter/Memo from FAU Department awarding scholarship, fellowship, assistantship, tuition waivers

 

  • Certificate of Deposit not matured or with withdrawal restrictions
  • Investment accounts (stocks, bonds)
  • Funds already used to support another F-1 or J-1 visa holder
  • Real estate holdings
  • Life insurance policies
  • Credit card limits or balances
  • Business accounts without an individual account holder name

 

 Last Modified 2/5/21