I-20 Application Form
PART IV: Proof of Financial Support
Students must prove they have the means to cover the cost of studying and living in the United States for the
full length of their program of study. Hofstra requires documentation showing readily available, or “liquid” funds,
for the first year and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, adequate funds for each subsequent year.
Information on the estimated cost for an average student for one academic year (9 months) of study based on
the current year tuition rates is posted at hofstra.edu/tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
Please keep in mind that this U.S. dollar amount is an estimate, and that individual student costs may vary,
depending upon factors such as the number of semester hours taken and the housing option and dining plan
Please submit proof of financial support that meets these requirements:
Financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a translation by a certified translator.
All funds must be “liquid” (savings or checking accounts or certificates of deposit – no investments,
insurance, assets, bonds, retirement funds, or securities).
Financial documents must show the name of the account holder. If the account is not in the student’s
name, the account holder (sponsor) must complete and submit an Affidavit of Support:
Financial documents must show the currency of the account if the funds are not in the primary currency
of the country where the bank is located.
Financial documents must have been issued within the past 3 months prior to the submission of this form.
If you will be funded by a government agency, private foundation, or other organization, please include
a copy of an official award letter.
Funding may come from multiple sources. You must provide documentation for each source. Funding
may come from Hofstra University scholarships where a student has been awarded a scholarship and
meets all terms and conditions of the scholarship.
PART V: Additional Information
1. Are any dependents* accompanying you to the United States? Yes No
*Only your spouse and minor children (under age 21) may be included as family members (dependents).
If yes, please submit this form: hofstra.edu/dependentinformation
2. Will a family member or sponsor be providing you with free off-campus accommodations for the
duration of your educational program at Hofstra University? Yes No
If yes, please submit this form: hofstra.edu/freeroomandboard
Certification and Signature (Please read and sign the following statement.)
I hereby certify that all the information on this application form is true and accurate and that the stated funds
are available for my educational expenses at Hofstra University. I understand that if I provide false information in
this document, my SEVIS record may be terminated and I may be subject to University disciplinary action
and/or rescission of admission to the University.
Student Signature ________________________________________________________ Date ______________________
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