Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.304.3730 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) Application Instructions
Fuller Theological Seminary | International Services Office
Certificate of Eligibility Application:
Please read these instructions carefully before beginning the I-20 Application. Incorrect or
incomplete information may lead to processing delays and/or the denial of a student visa.
A Certificate of Eligibility is only issued to students who have been accepted to Fuller
Theological Seminary as a student in a degree or eligible certificate program
Completion of this form does not guarantee Certificate of Eligibility issuance
The International Services Office (ISO) cannot process your request until you have submitted
financial documents demonstrating your ability to finance your studies
Complete the Certificate of Eligibility Application and submit via mail, fax or e-mail to ISO
Submit the Certificate of Eligibility Application 3 months prior to your program start date
Instructions for Completing the Certificate of Eligibility Application:
Section 1: Fill out information exactly as it appears on your passport
Section 2: Fill your permanent address (your address in your home country)
Section 3: Please read these instructions regarding shipping method and sign up with UEMS
Section 4: Fill out information exactly as it appears on your dependents’ passport
Section 5: Click “Calculate Amounts” after selecting a degree program and start quarter
Section 6: U.S. regulations require all international students to demonstrate that they have
sufficient funds for their program of study (includes tuition, school fees, living expenses for
students and their dependents). For the purpose of issuing a Certificate of Eligibility, F-1
students must verify funds for one year of studies and access to sufficient funds to cover
subsequent years.
o If you are supporting yourself, provide a bank statement written or translated into
English verifying that you have the stated funds
o If you are receiving a scholarship, government grant, government loan, or a private bank
loan, submit your award letter in lieu of the DFS and bank statement
o If you will be supported by someone other than yourself, each person or organization
providing financial support must complete a Confidential Declaration of Financial
Support (DFS)
o Each DFS must be accompanied by financial documents written or translated into English
verifying sufficient funds to fulfill stated financial commitment
Acceptable financial documents:
Bank statement (written or translated into English with USD equivalent)
Letter from a bank on official letterhead signed by an authorized bank
official (written or translated into English with USD equivalent)
Unacceptable financial documents:
Tax statements
Proof of property ownership
Retirement account
Stocks
Insurance policies
o Totals for Sections 6 should match or exceed total in Section 5
Sign and date at the bottom
Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.304.3730 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) Application Checklist
Fuller Theological Seminary | International Services Office
Complete I-20 application form
Copy of passport biographic page
(applicant and all accompanying dependents)
Financial document(s)
Confidential Declaration of Financial Support
(if applicable)
Send documents via postal mail or email to:
Fuller Theological Seminary
International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91182
U.S.A
email: iso@fuller.edu
Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.304.3730 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) Application
Fuller Theological Seminary | International Services Office
1. Applicant Information:
(As it appears on your passport)
Surname/Primary Name (Family/Last Name) Given Name (First Name) Student Number (G________)
Male Female
Gender Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) City of Birth
Country of Birth Country of Citizenship Country of Permanent Residence
2. Permanent Foreign Address:
(This must be the address where you live in your home country)
Number and Street Address (CANNOT be a Post Office Box)
City Province or State Postal Code Country
Phone Number Email Address
3. Shipping Method
Fuller utilizes University Express Mail Service (UEMS), a third-party shipping service that allows international
students to pay for the shipping of their Form I-20 directly. Once your Form I-20 is processed, please click here to
register and make your shipping payment. Upon receipt of your payment notification, we will print the shipping label
and your Form I-20 will be mailed to you. To learn more about the UEMS service, click here.
4. Family Members Accompanying F-1 Visa Student:
Last Name
First Name
Date of Birth
(MM/DD/YYYY)
Country of Birth
Country of
Citizenship
Relationship to the
Applicant
Spouse
Son Daughter
Son Daughter
Son Daughter
Son Daughter
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Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.304.3730 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
5. Estimated Minimum Cost:
These costs are estimated. Actual amounts may be higher. You will need to demonstrate that you have funds in the following section.
PLEASE NOTE: the amount below is an estimate for one year of study (or less) in the U.S
Name of Degree/ Certificate Program
Which quarter do you plan to begin studies in Pasadena? Dates of DMin, DIS or MAGL intensive courses:
_____________ to _____________
Master’s-level applicants only: Desired course format (click here for details): On-campus Intensive/s Hybrid or Hybrid +
Please note: in order to remain "in status," master’s level student visa holders must generally take a minimum of 3 courses, 2 of which must
be classroom (on-campus) classes. Please contact the International Services Office at iso@fuller.edu for more information.
Click the Calculate Amounts button to the right to update the following costs.
Refer to the Annual Estimated Cost Sheet for how these amounts have been calculated.
1 Annual tuition: ................................................................................................... US$
2 Annual living cost for self: ................................................................................ US$
3 Annual living cost for spouse (if applicable): .................................................. US$
4 Annual living cost for child(ren) (if applicable): ............................................. US$
5 TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT NEEDED (add lines 1 - 4): ............................ US$
6. Anticipated Source(s) of Support:
This portion and the accompanying Confidential Declaration of Financial Support form is necessary to certify that you will be able to pay
tuition and living expenses. F-1 students must verify funds for one year of study. A Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for an F-1
student will NOT be issued unless this form is completed and the necessary certifications are obtained.
A recent bank letter or bank statement (less than 3 months old) indicating available funds MUST accompany all DFS forms. Total support
funds MUST be equal to or exceed total estimated cost. If you are financing your studies yourself, send a copy of your bank statement.
6 Self: ..................................................................................................................... US$
Name of Bank or Financial Institution City Country
Other sponsors (Attach additional pages if necessary.)
Name Relationship Support Amount
7 US$
8 US$
9 US$
Please have each sponsor above complete a Confidential Declaration of Financial Support (DFS) form.
Though we do not verify your funds for subsequent years, you are expected to secure funds for the full duration of your studies.
TOTAL SUPPORT (add lines 6 - 9)
This amount should match or exceed the total in line 5: ...................... US$
Disclaimer: Issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility is contingent upon acceptance into an eligible degree program. This form is not required for admissions and completion does not
guarantee issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility. Please note that the International Services Office cannot process your request until you have received a letter of acceptance and have
submitted financial documents demonstrating your ability to finance your studies.
By typing or signing my name and dating below, I certify that the above information including the information regarding the
arrangements for financing my studies at Fuller Theological Seminary are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
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(select term below)
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Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.584.5308 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
Annual Estimated Cost Sheet
Fuller Theological Seminary | International Services Office
SUMMER 2020 SPRING 2021
Use the amounts below to complete the ESTIMATED MINIMUM COSTS section of the I-20 Application. Please note
that this information is valid until the Spring 2021 quarter and is subject to change at any time. If applying for the 2021-
2022 academic year (Summer 2021 Spring 2022), please contact the International Services Office after March 1, 2021
for updated amounts.
1 Annual Tuition
School of Theology (SOT)
Annual Tuition
MA (all MA programs)
US$15,660
MDiv
US$15,660
ThM 12 PHD 24 MA
US$20,000
PhD
US$14,300
DMin (8-unit course)
US$3,480
DMin (12-unit course)
US$5,220
KDMIN
US$10,440
Certificate
US$10,440
School of Intercultural Studies (SIS)
Annual Tuition
MAICS
US$15,660
ThM 12 MA 14 PHD (complete thesis in q 5)
US$16,380
PhD 21 PHD
US$16,700
DIS
US$8,870
KDIS 16 units
US$8,920
MAGL (4-unit on-campus seminar)
US$1,740
Certificate
US$10,440
School of Psychology (SOP)
Annual Tuition
MSMFT
US$26,940
PsyD
US$36,780
PhD
US$36,780
2 Annual living cost for self
MAGL / DMin / DIS ........................................................................................... US$1,200
KDMin (4 quarters) .......................................................................................... US$24,500
Certificate programs ......................................................................................... US$17,500
All other programs ............................................................................................ US$35,100
3 Annual living cost for spouse
MAGL / DMin / DIS .............................................................................................. US$300
Certificate programs ........................................................................................... US$3,100
All other programs .............................................................................................. US$6,150
4 Annual living cost for children
MAGL / DMin / DIS .............................................................................................. US$200 for each child
Certificate programs ........................................................................................... US$2,100 for each child
All other programs .............................................................................................. US$4,100 for each child
Fuller Theological Seminary International Services Office
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182 ph. 626.584.5395 fax. 626.304.3730 www.fuller.edu/iso iso@fuller.edu
Confidential Declaration of Financial Support
Fuller Theological Seminary | International Services Office
{To be completed by sponsor}
1. Declaration of Support
I certify that I will support ____________________________________ while a student at Fuller Theological
Student’s Name
Seminary. The Total Annual Support will be $US____________________. I will begin supporting on
Total annual support
____/ ____/ ____ until ____/ ____/ ____.
(MM/DD/YYYY) (MM/DD/YYYY)
Please enclose a bank statement written in English with USD equivalent
as evidence of your ability to serve as this student’s supporter.
2. Sponsor Information
Organization Name/ Last Name (Family/Surname) First Name (Given Name)
Email Address Relationship to Student
3. Sponsor Mailing Address
Number and Street Address (CANNOT be a Post Office Box)
Address (Line 2)
City Province or State Postal Code
Country
By signing my name below, I certify that the information provided on this form is correct and complete.
Sponsor Signature Date
You may mail or email the completed Confidential Declaration of Financial Support and bank statements to:
Fuller Theological Seminary
International Services Office
135 North Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182
U.S.A
email: iso@fuller.edu
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