Financial documentation is required in order to obtain an initial I-20, and for all subsequent changes to your program. Proof of financial support ensures Marshall University that you will be able to successfully support yourself while you are in the US completing your studies. The amount of financial support that you provide should show funds that are sufficient to cover your tuition and fees, room and board (including rent and groceries if you are living off-campus), and miscellaneous expenses such as books and supplies, health insurance, college fees, and other potential expenses.
Review the types of financial documentation
Types of Financial Documentation
The Affidavit of Support (Statement Section only) is required if funding is being provided by a family or friend.
On the bottom of the Affidavit of Support is a Bank Certification Section. The completed Affidavit of Support, including Bank Certification Section (with bank seal), is acceptable in lieu of a bank statement. Submitting the Affidavit of Support is the best and preferred way to show proof of financial support.
- If funding is being provided by a person other than you, be sure to email or fax a blank Affidavit of Support to your sponsor for them to complete and have certified by their bank.
- If you are using personal funds, complete the Statement Section and take to your bank in the US to be certified.
Review the amount to show in funding
Proof of Financial Support Chart
|Program||Minimum Funding Amount|
|ELI – one term||$11,271|
|ELI – two terms||$27,566|
|ELI – three terms||$32,566|
|Undergraduate – One year||$38,624|
|*Undergraduate – One semester||$16,800|
|Graduate – One year||$40,452|
|*Graduate – One semester||$17,714|
|Spouse – One year||$8,020|
|Spouse – One semester||$2,755|
|Child – One year||$4,870 per child|
|Child – One semester||$1,705 per child|
Complete the Financial Certification Form and submit financial documentation
Please be sure to choose the correct reason for your Financial Certification.