GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOURO COLLEGE FORM I-20
This application is for international students fully accepted to a degree program at Touro College. International students must obtain
a form I-20 to apply for F-1 visa or continue their studies in the U.S. Please email a completed I-20 application form to
the International Admissions Coordinator to start your I-20 application process. All documents must be LEGIBLE
Proof of Financial Support Documents
The USCIS requires that all international student applicants provide proof of sufficient funds to cover full-tuition and living
expenses for themselves and/or their dependents before we can issue an I-20 form. Students must prove their
financial ability to pay the first year of studies including tuition, fees, and living expenses and their ability to pay the full
term of study (Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) applicants: refer TCDM's tuition policy for financial
requirements). Minimum financial support requirements for your program can be obtained from your respective
International Students Admissions Representative listed above.
Acceptable Financial support documents:
Official bank statements of savings or checking accounts.
Approved educational loans.
Fixed deposits or government bonds with maturing date.
Scholarships from schools, governments, or other organizations.
An affidavit of support for free room and board with proof of residency.
Requirements of all financial documents:
Comprehensive document in the English Language or have English language translation.
Documents must indicate the values (balance) and currency.
Current statements within the last 6 months from the submission date of I-20 application.
Proof of English proficiency:
International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency that is
required by their programs. The requirement varies by the programs. If your program requires higher English proficiency
level than the minimum requirements below, you have to fulfill the program’s English proficiency requirements.
If you accompany your dependents (spouse and/or children) to the U.S., you will need to submit the following documents
for F2 I-20 issuance.
Proof of relationship: marriage certificate for spouse/ birth certificates for children
Additional financial support per annum: $7500 for your spouse and $5000 for each child
For Touro College of Dental Medicine: Mr. James DeMaio Sr. James.Demaio@touro.edu 914-594-3003