International Student Services
Affidavit of Financial Support
F-1 Students
Dear Prospective HFC F-1 Student:
U.S. immigration regulations require that HFC obtain reliable documentation that an F-1
student has sufficient funds to pay all expenses as necessary to complete their program of
study and to cover living expenses while they reside in the United States. Applicants must
provide documentary evidence that specific funds are available to cover the first year.
Expenses are listed below.
Please complete this Affidavit of Financial Support for yourself or as a sponsor of a student.
Submit this form with your or your sponsor’s current bank statement showing funds in the
amount of $22,500 U.S. dollars. The bank statement must be no older than three months
from the issuance of the I-20.
Estimated expenses include but are not limited to:
Tuition, fees and educational expenses (9 months) $ 8,500
Living expenses (12 Months) $ 14,000
Total expenses for first year $ 22,500
Living expenses for accompanying spouse (F-2) $ 6,750
Living expenses for accompanying child (F-2) $ 3,750
(If multiple sponsors, each sponsor should complete the affidavit and submit bank statements)
Sponsor Information
My relationship to the student is (Self, Parent, Uncle/Aunt, etc.). I,
(Print full name of sponsor, if self-sponsoring use your name) guarantee
provide the necessary funds for all educational and living expenses for ,
(Name of student or “myself” if self-sponsoring) during his/her/my stay in the U.S. as a student at
HFC. I understand that I am responsible for his/her/my expenses during my entire stay and have at
least $22,500 U.S. dollars in cash to cover the first year as demonstrated by the attached bank
I hereby declare that the contents of the above statement(s) are true and correct. Moreover, I will not
request any services from the student in return for the promised support and I fully understand it is a
violation of law to require domestic work, child care or any other kinds of service from the student.
Address: _
Signature: _ Date:
International Student Services
Affidavit of Financial Support
F-1 Students
Instructions for Providing Proof of Financial Responsibility
Henry Ford College and the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require that
all international applicants to Henry Ford College submit documentation that verifies the applicant has sufficient
funds to cover tuition and living expenses for the first year of study.
In order to satisfy this requirement, applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Affidavit of Financial Support Form (page 1 of this document)
This form must be completed and signed by the person that will be supporting the applicant financially
during their period of study in the U.S.
2. Bank Statement OR Bank Letter
This must be printed by the bank and show the following details:
a. Bank letter head OR rubber stamp with bank contact details on it
b. Name of the owner of the account (must match the name on the Affidavit of Financial Support
c. Actual balance on the account (must be more than US $22,500, or the equivalent, for each
d. Type of currency related to balance in the account
e. Type of account (checking, savings or current accounts only; we are unable to accept investment,
forex investments, retirement, 401K, mutual funds, or fixed deposit accounts)
f. Dated less than three (3) months from when we will issue the I-20 document
g. Be in English (otherwise, it must be translated by an accredited translation service).
Please make sure your bank document matches the checklist below to avoid delays.
Please return completed documents to:
International Student Services (ISS)
210 Welcome Center
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen
Dearborn, MI 48128
Bank Document Checklist:
___ Official
___ Owner name included
___ Minimum funds of $22,500
___ Currency included
___ Account type included
___ Date issued is in the past 3 months
___ Issued in English
Original documents may also be scanned as a PDF and emailed to: